Old 08-01-2010, 12:10 PM
Tech Regular
Thread Starter
racing_jason's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Spokane
Posts: 342
Default Flappers?

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.
Thanks Jason Hunt
racing_jason is offline  
Old 08-01-2010, 12:13 PM
Tech Lord
iTrader: (24)
wingracer's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 13,206
Trader Rating: 24 (100%+)

Kydex. Find a plastic warehouse in your area and they should have it in sheets. Many will even cut it for you.
wingracer is offline  
Old 08-01-2010, 01:23 PM
Regional Moderator
CarbonJoe's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,664

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.
CarbonJoe is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.