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Old 04-11-2010, 01:24 PM   #1
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Default We need a new online source for shrouding plastic.

BSR doesn't seem to carry it anymore. Hustler showed me a link to hrpworld.com, but they want $3.40 per foot and a 50 foot minimum order...

I'd like to get this done next weekend but need material first. Halp!
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:30 AM   #2
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Nothing? No one?

In that case, I'll need to look locally. Optimal would be to find a plastics supplier here in San Angelo - not likely. But if I did, what is it I'd need to ask for? ABS? Are there any types of plastic to avoid? What about sheetmetal from Home Depot (flashing)?
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I don't see why sheetmetal wouldn't work... Just make sure you have a good seal and it should be good to go. A lot of people I know use aluminum sheet to make their DIY shrouds.
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Is this for cooling ductage or for aero?
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Pretty sure it is for cooling...
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Actually, now that I think of it... You could always buy a sheet of lexan (if for cooling) and cut it out. They sell it pretty much anywhere...

Lowe's (4' X 3' sheet): http://www.lowes.com/pd_239982-1638-...4_?identifier=
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BSR doesn't seem to carry it anymore.
Are you sure? I just searched and found it. Unless you tried to order and failed.
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If this is for ducting, find a local sign making company and get some corrugated plastic aka coroplast. A 4'x8' sheet is cheap, about $25 IIRC. It comes in colors but if you need it fast you will have to take what they have in stock. It is polyethylene so it can be tough to get adhesives/tape to stick. But if you flame treat it they will stick fine. Google poly flame treat and you will see what I mean. I have done it and it works.
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I have used thin aluminum sheet from Ace hardware for rad and IC ducting and its worked incredibly well. It is like 25 bucks for a 2X3 sheet, but it doesnt rust, its light, maleable, durable, and if you sand it up it will take whatever color.
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I wonder why BSR doesn't have this **** anymore?
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i still have a **** ton leftover... I wont need it, maybe i can sells some off.
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BTW my local sign company could order ABS sheets for me in whatever thickness I wanted so if you want ABS, call a sign company.
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I think i got a 50' roll...might have used 20' between three cars.
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I don't think that's the same stuff M2, seems thicker.

Brain - if you can sell me some that'd be great.
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I think i got a 50' roll...might have used 20' between three cars.
I will probably need some in a couple months (june-july-ish). But if you want it out of your house sooner than that, let me know and I'll come get it.
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