Flappers?

Old 08-01-2010, 12:10 PM
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I dont know if this is the correct place to put this, but i was wondering what material some of the tracks use for flappers? as of now we have dishes but our track is on the tight side and when you hit these dishes it makes for alot of breaking. So we were looking to go to flappers to maybe save our selfs on parts.
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Old 08-01-2010, 12:13 PM
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Kydex. Find a plastic warehouse in your area and they should have it in sheets. Many will even cut it for you.
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Old 08-01-2010, 01:23 PM
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We use 1/4 inch thick UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight) plastic. The stuff is insanely expensive, but almost indestructible. A 0.250 inch thick 4x8 sheet is around $166, 3/8" thick is $256, and 1/2" thick is $370. We ripped it to 4" x 96" strips to use for flappers. We tried exterior vinyl molding from Home Depot, but the drywall screws eventually pull through. It doesn't happen with the UHMW plastic.

The UHMW flappers are very easy on the cars.
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