Filon -VS- ???

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Filon -VS- ???

Postby Atomic77 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:20 pm

For my build, I had planned on skinning my walls with Filon. I know of a RV Wholesale supplier that has 7, 7.5 and 8 foot widths in continuous lengths. My intentions were to bond the Filon to the Lauan and vacuum bag it. Yesterday I went to the supplier to look at it and found out that it is $1.50 per square foot. (Someone on the phone originally told me $1.50 per running foot which was just too good to be true.) So that's way more than I was intending to spend. My walls are 7'2x16' which puts the cost of the skin at more than I was wanting to spend. I really like the look of the Filon and was looking forward to it because it would be a perfect surface for my custom paint. Now I don't know what to do. Kind of a set back here for sure. Would love some feedback. Thanks!
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Re: Filon -VS- ???

Postby Shadow Catcher » Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:03 am

I would check around http://www.factoryrvsurplus.com/product ... ct_id=2122 21.25 linear foot
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Re: Filon -VS- ???

Postby rowerwet » Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:30 am

much cheaper way to go, not exactly the look you were going for
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Re: Filon -VS- ???

Postby Atomic77 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:40 am

Shadowcatcher...I got all excited for a second... Until I realized that's almost double the cost plus shipping. Maybe my local place is a better deal than I thought.
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Re: Filon -VS- ???

Postby Toyotamike » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:47 am

I found mine on ebay. Guy was selling 4, 4'×8' pieces for $150 with free shipping! They had a couple of other teardrop supplies for sale too. This was about a year ago though.
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Re: Filon -VS- ???

Postby Atomic77 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:24 pm

The problem I'm running into is that I need an 8x16 piece so there are no seams. So far, $1.50 per sq.ft. is the best price I can find. Not sure what other options are.
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Re: Filon -VS- ???

Postby rmblefsh » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:03 am

I've got the same issue... My TD is big girl and 4x8 is just too small... looking for larger full sheets to cover my sides.
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Re: Filon -VS- ???

Postby Atomic77 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:06 am

I found 8' wide continuous roll filon, but it's now gone up to 2 bucks a square foot since my last post.
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