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Re: list of what you can skin with?

Postby fm-usa » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:06 am

I'M CURIOUS :thinking:
Has anyone tried a softer covering where it gives when bumped but not so soft as to flap in the wind?

We know about the framework keeps panels from flapping but the covering needs to be attached so, aerodynamically speaking, unattached panels don't lift.
I've worked with fiberglass and once you hear a cracking sound, water seeps in unless you routinely keep it waxed.
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I ask cause I have a GoldWing and the plastics are soft enough to bump or press on and not deform or crack. Tho spider cracks are showing up in the interior paint but not the clear coat.
The plastic is ABS but it's not 100% ABS. I priced ABS sheets, HOLY-MOLY is it expensive. But to home brew folks it's reasonably cheap when doing small repairs.
Some have taken PVC pipe, sliced and heat flattened it out but that's usually for repairs. Besides, overall PVC is heavy.

Repainting canvas every 2 or 5 years is not all that difficult due to a Teardrops size. A thinned refresh coat on a teardrop will take just less than a quart.
IFNC (I'm frugal, not cheap.) $>
Is it possible, FULL RV in a 48 Sq.Ft. footprint & stay under 500Lbs wet?
SHE thinks teardrops are "cute" but I prefer a SKOSH more room & at 63+ the
body doesn't react/extract/move/mend/bend/lend or work like it use'ta.
NOW! That unwanted guests moving in, Mr. 'Arther I. Tus' & Ms. DVT (grrr)
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Re: list of what you can skin with?

Postby rowerwet » Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:50 pm

Not sure what you're after here, the paint on my tear done with PMF is 5 years old. It will not need to be painted again unless I want to change the color.
Other finishes will take more maintenance.
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Re: list of what you can skin with?

Postby fm-usa » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:43 pm

That's where I'm at right now, ideas, search, decisions.
It'll all come together soon, I'm not rushing it.
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:twisted: come-on LOTTO! Daddy needs a new leg. (DVT)
Is it possible, FULL RV in a 48 Sq.Ft. footprint & stay under 500Lbs wet?
SHE thinks teardrops are "cute" but I prefer a SKOSH more room & at 63+ the
body doesn't react/extract/move/mend/bend/lend or work like it use'ta.
NOW! That unwanted guests moving in, Mr. 'Arther I. Tus' & Ms. DVT (grrr)
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