Felixx's Superleggera - It is ROAD LEGAL!

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Re: Felixx's Superleggera - It is ROAD LEGAL!

Postby Dusty-NZ » Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:03 am

The treated ply is going to have a nasty green tinge to it , FUGLY :(

BUT ........ if you use untreated then it will be best if you spend some extra money on a good quality marine finish for it. Then keep the TT in a shed when not in use. For what ever reason , the poly finishes seem to be more prone to weather deterioration than paint.

Looking forward to seeing it done :thumbsup:
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Re: Felixx's Superleggera - It is ROAD LEGAL!

Postby felixx » Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:21 pm

How about marine ply?
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Re: Felixx's Superleggera - It is ROAD LEGAL!

Postby felixx » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:47 pm

Gave my interior a coat of polyurethane today

Will do another coat in the weekend if it gets warm enough (love spring)
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Re: Felixx's Superleggera - It is ROAD LEGAL!

Postby Dusty-NZ » Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:25 am

I am of the opinion that "marine" is a marketing tool . I have been informed by my friend ( who builds caravans for a living ) that the adhesive bonding the plys is the same in both situations . It is still really important to seal the outer skin.
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Re: Felixx's Superleggera - It is ROAD LEGAL!

Postby felixx » Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:38 am

thanks Dusty
So a good varnish and reapply it annually is the go?
I was pleasantly surprised that 750ml did the inside of mine and the hatch today
I reckon the 2nd coat will use less as the wood will be 'sealed' now

This was just some bog std polyurethane that the neighbour was about to throw out. I got 3L for nothing. It is only for interior use though
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Re: Felixx's Superleggera - It is ROAD LEGAL!

Postby dales133 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:29 am

Aussie hardwood ply is tbe go if you can find it there
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Re: Felixx's Superleggera - It is ROAD LEGAL!

Postby Dusty-NZ » Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:19 am

I agree with dales133 you might like to try http://bbstimbers.co.nz/products/panels/plywood/
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Re: Felixx's Superleggera - It is ROAD LEGAL!

Postby KCStudly » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:12 pm

Dusty-NZ wrote:I am of the opinion that "marine" is a marketing tool.

I call BS on this. BS 1088 (clicky link) that is. :lol:

Yes there is exterior grade plywood that uses water proof glue, but the species and quality standards are not the same.

I used 5mm marine grade spec Okoume for my interior and floor skins, as well as my cabinet shelves, and I couldn't be happier with the quality. Extremely few defects, voids, only a few tiny tiny knots, etc. Sometimes I think the back side was better than the front!
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Re: Felixx's Superleggera - It is ROAD LEGAL!

Postby Dusty-NZ » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:40 pm

Thanks for the link KC , nothing quite like a bit of research eh, :)

I thought this
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plywood#Marine_plywood
showed similar glues in both exterior and marine products , but I see there are many more variations available if required. :)
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Re: Felixx's Superleggera - It is ROAD LEGAL!

Postby felixx » Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:57 pm

https://touch.trademe.co.nz/listing/view/1154711337

What do you think of this stuff dusty? Dale?
It is purely cosmetic / non structural

In other news the interior of my td now has 3 coats of polyurethane

Is much nicer
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Re: Felixx's Superleggera - It is ROAD LEGAL!

Postby Ned » Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:39 pm

i used 3mm caravan finishing ply on the inside of my teardrop...

http://pprpenrose.co.nz/product-categor ... -decolite/

fairly cheap, lots of types available. Not sure how well it will work on the exterior though?

Just use aluminium ;)
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Re: Felixx's Superleggera - It is ROAD LEGAL!

Postby felixx » Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:40 pm

Thanks Ned
But wood is what mother bear wants too..
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Re: Felixx's Superleggera - It is ROAD LEGAL!

Postby Ned » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:42 pm

i think i'm going to vinyl wrap my aluminium this year...
Might see if theres a wood grain wrap i can use :P
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