Window shields - duralar

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Post by isaac338 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:08 pm

Just to pass along some good info - I've been searching for a good material to use as a window shield for the blast cabinet; I tried clear PETG, saran wrap, packing tape, a window screen, all the usual junk that's recommended on most forums. They all sort of worked but usually attracted enough dust within the first ten seconds to obscure vision, and all were basically wrote after a wheel's worth of blasting.

I finally broke down and bought a roll of Duralar - this stuff is the cat's ass. Doesn't attract dust, doesn't etch nearly as quickly (I've had the same piece in for four or five wheels' and a couple of bike frames worth of blasting with no major etching), and comes on a roll so you can just peel off another sheet, pin it up, and go. I paid around $70 for a 1500' offcut roll, enough to do about 450-500 shield changes.

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Post by T1CC » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:14 pm

Hmm will have to try some when i run out of dollar store plastic wrap :lol:

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Post by duke46 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:19 pm

1500 feet ????????

Link please :D
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Post by SweetPowder » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:35 pm

+1 on the link

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Post by isaac338 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:53 am

You guys need to work on your googling skills!

http://www.grafixplastics.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I hesitated to post the link because their offcuts are first come first served and they have a $150 minimum order if you order from stock; I figured you guys would buy up all the good cheap stuff! But, I guess I have enough now I can share :D

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Post by duke46 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:31 am

I have posted this before but guys just don't seem to want to let loose the bucks to buy it. You have to order $100 worth from them. I sent them a piece of the ones you buy from EW and they contacted me back with its thickness and told me what they had. So I bought a big roll and then I cut it to the size I need. I have two blast cabinets and two diff sizes. The left over after I cut I then use over face shields and that save a lot of money.

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http://www.grafixplastics.com/mylar_duralar.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; click on the stock sizes over to the right

What I buy is .007" clear Duralar rolls and the stock number is R07DC40100

It is 40" x100' That is a lot of panels I can make.

But I can understand when guys are doing this as a hobby and part time but when you know that it is going to be your job till you die then you spend the bucks. :)


My guess is what he is getting is a lot thinner that what I bought and I don't see on their site where they sell that many feet at one time. But I would guess they have big rolls of it that they cut from?

They will also cut it the size you need also. But you either have to tape it on or if you have a cabinet like Todd and Cindy then you just loosing I think a few screws and it will just slide under and you cut the old off and the roll stays attached to the blast cabinet. My reg cabinet has like 24 or more nuts and bolts so would not be usable for me the way theirs is made but you can just buy the roll but don't know if they have diff sizes or just one?
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Post by isaac338 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:13 am

My roll was an offcut; $50 minimum order for offcuts, so it's a bit more reasonable. I got a 10.5" wide roll, 1500' long, and it's only .002" thick. Two mil seems to be more than enough, and I just use pushpins to stick it inside the window.

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Post by duke46 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:24 am

isaac338 wrote:My roll was an offcut; $50 minimum order for offcuts, so it's a bit more reasonable. I got a 10.5" wide roll, 1500' long, and it's only .002" thick. Two mil seems to be more than enough, and I just use pushpins to stick it inside the window.

I think you will have enough to last you a few hundred years :lol: :lol: :lol:

Did you get it from the same company that I posted the link? Or another one?
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Post by isaac338 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:59 pm

Same place, Duke.

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Post by SweetPowder » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:13 pm

so does this have some kind of sticky on it on one side or do you just tape it ?

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