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JoeLee
02-17-2015, 03:06 PM
Does anyone know who makes polyethylene roll stock ???? I'm looking for something that is at least .040 thick and 15' in length x 18" to 24" in width.
Everything I find is thin like 6 mills.
What would work out perfectly is the roll up sleds that kids use to slide down the hill but they are about 36" in length. The material is perfect. Someone has to make the stuff in continuous rolls.

JL.............

Rosco-P
02-17-2015, 06:39 PM
Does it have to be poly? Length, width, thickness asside, what characteristics does the plastic have to posess? Check at McMaster Carr. Can't get a working link: white Teflon PRFE sheet, 0.040 thick, 24" wide, 10 or 20' lengths, $67.82 per foot, has to be something else.

JoeLee
02-17-2015, 07:00 PM
Yes, poly would be the preferred material and also the least expensive. Forget teflon. I did check McMaster, nothing in a roll, just sheets that are too small.
Someone has to make this stuff and sell it in a roll like the roll up sled.

JL..............

Rosco-P
02-17-2015, 07:06 PM
When you drop down through the sellection criteria, you end up at Teflon or worse Garrolite. Poly in rolls seems to only go up to 0.030 thickness in rolls. I think you need to speak to a full-fledged plastics supplier. Might I ask the application?

v860rich
02-17-2015, 08:30 PM
Here's a link to a retailer that sells what you need in 25' rolls.
If you search their site they have other thicknesses, colors and lengths.

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Colored-Plastic-Rolls-25-Ft,31414.html

THANX RICH

PixMan
02-17-2015, 08:35 PM
Let me guess...the application is to make one of these?

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152569390321933

JoeLee
02-17-2015, 08:38 PM
When you drop down through the sellection criteria, you end up at Teflon or worse Garrolite. Poly in rolls seems to only go up to 0.030 thickness in rolls. I think you need to speak to a full-fledged plastics supplier. Might I ask the application? .030 would work. This is what I want to make.................https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuQhlENQoIE

JL.....................

JoeLee
02-17-2015, 08:41 PM
Let me guess...the application is to make one of these?

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152569390321933 I just posted it..............How'd you guess????

JL..................

PixMan
02-17-2015, 08:56 PM
It was posted a couple days ago over on snowblowersforum.com and I want to make one too!

kendall
02-17-2015, 09:13 PM
Be careful when going 'up' like that with a roof rake, very easy to start ripping shingles off.

PixMan
02-17-2015, 09:15 PM
True, but the key with that style tool is to have a thicker "float" base with a big radiused edge that rides up over the shingles and leaves a thin layer of snow to prevent damage to the cold-brittled shingles.

Rich Carlstedt
02-17-2015, 10:38 PM
The industry term for the "PE" material you want is known as "Cast Sheet "
That might help you locate a supplier
Its made up to .100 " for lining hazardous waste dumps.
You may want to find someone with a ripped pool liner ?

Rich

JoeLee
02-17-2015, 10:38 PM
Be careful when going 'up' like that with a roof rake, very easy to start ripping shingles off. That's not a problem, I would put some poly skids under each side to keep the sheet metal from digging under the shingles. Or some small wheels on the sides would do the trick.

JL..............

dian
02-18-2015, 11:40 AM
i have a 23 roof and the snow always comes off after a few days. maybe look into some kind of coating?

Rosco-P
02-18-2015, 11:44 AM
I think the OP wats to make these for sale, hence the requirement for plastic material in a roll.

JoeLee
02-18-2015, 12:32 PM
i have a 23 roof and the snow always comes off after a few days. maybe look into some kind of coating?What are you going to coat shingles with???

JL............

JoeLee
02-18-2015, 12:33 PM
I think the OP wats to make these for sale, hence the requirement for plastic material in a roll.Nope....... just one for myself. I want it in a roll for easy storage. Sheet stock would be hard to ship.

JL...............

Rosco-P
02-18-2015, 12:38 PM
Nope....... just one for myself. I want it in a roll for easy storage. Sheet stock would be hard to ship.

JL...............

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