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Gazzalene

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What is this material, discription only
« 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
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Re: What is this material, discription only
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2019, 12:30:48 AM »

Could be foamboard or depron?
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Re: What is this material, discription only
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2019, 02:01:06 AM »

sintra
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Re: What is this material, discription only
« Reply #3 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
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Re: What is this material, discription only
« Reply #4 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
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Re: What is this material, discription only
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2019, 12:49:53 PM »

Sintra is used for making signs, that might be an avenue to pursue
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