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Old 07-15-2007, 06:23 PM   #1
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Which material for aero mods?

I wen to Home Depot and they don't carry coroplast. So I looked around and here are the materials I found could be used. Opinions welcome.

I put thumbs down on materials that are too impractical. For example the tarp like flexible materials would require some support/backing, though most look quite strong.

I feel like Polywall, black runner and the gray carpet runner might be good candidates...

Lumber/Bath
$19.98 8'x4' Polywall
White, sold in sheets
Similar to cheap showers, thin plastic, semi-rigid but flexible

Bath
$5.25 4'x1' PVC Shower Pan Liner
$5.95 5'x1'
Gray, sold in rolls
Very flexible and similar properties to heavy garbage bags, but much-much thicker like 1mm

Windows
$8.79 8"x12" 3/32" thick Lexan
Transparent, sold in sheets
Bends but brittle/brakes

Flooring
$17.25 500sqft Aquabar paper
Brown or black heavy paper or fabric?

Flooring/Carpeting
$1.97 27"xlin.ft Vinyl Matting
Black with ribs on one side and hatcmarks on other
Pretty light, flexible but holds itself some like all plastic runners

$1.89 27"xlin.ft Clear Vinyl Mediteranean
Transparent, smooth
Flexible like heavy vinyl carpet runners.

27"xlin.ft Low pyle vinyl runner
Transparent, spikes on one side
Flexible though less than previous, yet lighter and thinner.

$1.97 26"xlin.ft Tracker Gray Utility walking mat/runner
Low gray carpet on one side and plastic on the other
A little heavier than previous ones, but could double as soundproofing. Also more rigid.

Flooring/Hardwood
$24.97 25'x48" 2-in-1 foam under layment
blue packaging style plastic foam glued on a plastic sheet back, 1 or 2mm thick
Flexible like the PVC shower pan liner but ultra light

$33.97 20'x30" 3-in-1 Silent step underlayment
green rubberish foam, feels like exercise mats

$13.95 12'x10' 6mm polyurethane film
Blue
Feels like thick garden garbage bags. Thickness is not even close to 6mm, more like 0.5mm

$4.99 4'x12" WEP shelf cover
Beige, 4 or 5mm thick, feels like liner
Might be interresting if comming in larger sizes.
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Polywall sounds best for the way I have used coroplast.
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Looks like there's stores selling corrugated plastics around here (plastic specialist). Will look into that:

http://www.tapplastics.com
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Oh, looks like someone did their homework. Nice.
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