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Title: What is this material, discription only
Post by: Gazzalene on April 10, 2019, 12:00:47 AM
I have been watching youtube clips of boat builds.
Several have been skeleton framed and then skinned.
The material used was a white sheet about 3mm thick. it looked some kind of plastic.
looked easy to cut and trim with knife. no foam present.
looked to be same density through sheet,not skinned .
the guy sanded it ok.
it cut far to easy tha 3mm stryrene sheet or abs
any ideas and I can look that up
thanks
Title: Re: What is this material, discription only
Post by: grasshopper on April 10, 2019, 12:30:48 AM
Could be foamboard or depron?
Title: Re: What is this material, discription only
Post by: tsenecal on April 10, 2019, 02:01:06 AM
sintra
Title: Re: What is this material, discription only
Post by: Gazzalene on April 10, 2019, 09:23:23 AM
Not foam board for sure,i have seen that stuff.
Depron and Sintra I have never heard of and will look uop
thanks
Title: Re: What is this material, discription only
Post by: Gazzalene on April 10, 2019, 09:36:44 AM
Just looked up Depron and sintra.
it was not depron , this was cut far to easily and foam like
Sintra, this looks to be the one!
Sintra is a brand name ,its closed cell pvc foam.
the youtube clip on its use says comes in various thicknesses sands like wood and can be hand cut at under 3mm
I am now going to see if available in the UK,all the clips I have just seen are from overseas
thanks for pointers
Title: Re: What is this material, discription only
Post by: gerritv on April 10, 2019, 12:49:53 PM
Sintra is used for making signs, that might be an avenue to pursue