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Old 09-08-2010, 03:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best material for the top of boxes

Me and my dad are making a mini terrain park in my back yard.

We will be making 1 flat box one 3 piece box and a box to down rail.

ive heard that pvc pipe works but you can get your edges cough easily.

acrylic?

open to any suggestions.
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I believe my local resort uses lexan for the box tops, but I know that other companies/resorts also use HDPE. HDPE seems to be the standard product used from what I researched.
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Old 09-08-2010, 05:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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UHMW is what I used on one I built. Slid like a dream
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UHMW is best but most expensive
HDPE is a more affordable alternative
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I use UHMW poly and i wouldn't use anything else. HDPE is too abrasive and not that less expensive. Lexan is too expensive and cracks easier than UHMW.
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best place to buy?
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I got it from some place in Alabama shipping wasn't too bad just google it and find a place
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i have been using HDPE (3/8 inches thick) for years and never had a problem with it. Apparently UHMW is better if you have the money but HDPE is more that sufficient

i get it from usplastics.com
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I get mine from a local plastic supplier
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