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johnm_ttu 02-09-2008 10:13 AM

I am building a kicker and I want to use pvc sheeting for the surface. The only supplier I have really found is <a href="http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=usplastic&amp;category% 5Fname=115&amp;product%5Fid=9997" target="_blank">http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=usplastic&amp;category% 5Fname=115&amp;product%5Fid=9997</a> <BR> <BR>I am looking at the 48" x 96" sheet and they have several different thicknesses 1/8", 3/16", 1/4". What do I really need as far as durability and flexibility is concerned? <BR> <BR>Each thickness is a step up in price.

nasty530 02-09-2008 10:21 AM

I would say 1/8" would be too thin and 1/4 would not be very flexible. Shooting from the hip I would put 3/16 at just right

wakeviolater 02-09-2008 10:42 AM

go to home depot. ask people who work there where the FRP panels are. they go on the walls in bathrooms. one side flat, one side textured. texture up!

wakeviolater 02-09-2008 10:43 AM

FRP from home depot is around $ 35 per sheet.

tahoeguy7 02-09-2008 11:38 AM

How do the FRP panels treat boards? The stuff that they use at KC Watersports (HDPE I believe) works pretty well and doesn't tear up boards that bad. It is quite expensive though.}

wakeviolater 02-09-2008 12:57 PM

i use a roam when hitting rails and kickers...it takes less abuse on the kicker (with FRP) than my trex rails.

johnm_ttu 02-09-2008 3:29 PM

FRP sounds like the way to go. <BR> <BR>Thanks for the input. <BR> <BR>It was looking like freight for the PVC sheet would have been $$$.

rocketdogg 02-09-2008 5:47 PM

I would agree that FRP is a good surface. a lot of restaurants use them in their kitchens and such. They can take some abuse.

rocketdogg 02-09-2008 5:49 PM

Also wanted to point out that they should also have channel type connectors, corners pieces, and even plastic screw caps and such available right there so you can really do a professional job.

dkmode34 02-09-2008 5:59 PM

john, <BR> <BR>where are you planning on putting this???

norcalbordr 02-09-2008 9:06 PM

By WakeViolater (wakeviolater) on Saturday, February 09, 2008 - 10:42 am: <BR> <BR>go to home depot. ask people who work there where the FRP panels are. they go on the walls in bathrooms. one side flat, one side textured. texture up! <BR>----------------------------------------------- <BR> <BR>Texture side up? Really? It doesn't slowly start shredding layers of your board away?

wakemitch 02-09-2008 9:15 PM

Wakeviolator is right. go with FRP with texture up. it slides way better because there is less surface area draging across your board. its cheap and works great.

wakeviolater 02-10-2008 11:24 AM

with the texture side up there will be less surface are contact between your board and kicker, hence, making it faster. less contact = less friction = more slcik. its physics, man!

dkmode34 02-10-2008 1:14 PM

john, you guys call me when you decide to make it bc I want to help!!!

MariusTitulescu 04-16-2021 1:38 AM

Did you get around to it?
I'd like to see end result if you still have any photos of it.
Marius from RevÍtements Agro PVC

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