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Old 03-04-2006, 06:53 PM   #1
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I am building a 40x100 carpet track and I am looking for the borders that the rounded corners with like a red and white stripe, sort of what was used at the 2003 indoor champs. Need help
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Kind of like this?




For the soft corners, you'll want to get a hold of some 1/8" nylon. This is hard to track down and usually requires placing an order with a local plastic company.
Then cover both sides with 4" wide safety tape.
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Yes like those
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I got the 4" tape here:
http://www.identi-tape.com/stripes&checks.htm

When screwing the soft corners onto the main rails (which are filled with 2x2 and 1x2 wood), we were able to attach them in such a way that they skim right over the surface of the carpet, and yet always return to the same exact position after a car hits them! They work perfectly. The local racers at this track really enjoy this little track a friend and I made for them.
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What did you use to make the soft corners?
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I believe the lane dividers are known as "Polymere" and are available from most any fence company that sells that that type of fencing.
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What did you use to make the soft corners?
I think you must have missed the few sentences I wrote under the pictures. We used 1/8" nylon and 4" safety tape. The straight rails are just some square PVC that I picked up at the local hardware store. Filled it with wood! It makes all the difference! Trust me.
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A really good material for the soft corners is High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) also known as "Puckboard". A sheet of 3/8 or 1/4 inch thick is flexible enough to make a loop with, yet it is extremely tough. You can cut it with wood tools. Do a Google search for HDPE and you should be able to find a distributor not to far from you. A 4X8 sheet is not that expensive.
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