Plastic type fir small mudflaps

  1. Ianb Member

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    I am looking to cut some small mudflaps, stoneguards to fit to the lower section of my cars front wings behind the wheels.

    Can anyone recommend what type.of plastic is going to hold up best, I need it to be tough and slightly flexible so it can curve to the shape of the wheel arch, it will only be a few centimeters wide and maybe thickness of 1.5 or 2mm???

    I thought wheel well liner, old black dustbin/cold water tank type plastic.

    Aiming for something like the photo

    Thanks
     
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  2. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    Abs is the usual for car body parts. It bends instead of breaking.
     
  3. CompoSimmonite Member

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  4. If you want something unbreakable, use the plastic that is used on traffic lights. The light shroud is the thinner one and the surround is the thicker one. Traffic lights are replaced all the time so if you find the company who does them in your area, they will surely give you some. I use it for many things as it's indestructible.
     
  5. Fazerruss

    Fazerruss Member

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    I think it's PP you're thinking of not ABS. Car bumpers are made from the stuff. ABS is more brittle.
     
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  6. Anguz

    Anguz Forum Supporter

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    i used welding curtain screen on mine... but only cos it was the right colour
     
  7. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Forum Supporter

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    Some nice black gorilla tubs.
    Already has the curve and nice and flexible.

    Used them as mudguards on my kite buggies for years and they hold up well.
     
  8. SierraV6 Member

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    Can you get hold of an HGV/trailer mudguard to cut up?
     
  9. Kayos

    Kayos Member

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    I've seen thin HDPE used before, can get A4 sized sheets cheaply
     
  10. cheb Forum Supporter

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    Black plastic 25 litre containers might be suitable. They seem easy enough got, up here at least. The waterboard use lots of them.
     
  11. Ianb Member

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    Thanks for all the suggestions, I will have a look may have some old oil containers, I only need really thin light material as they will just be held in place by 3 plastic plugs with the centre pins that are already on the car fixing the arch liner to the wing lip.
     
  12. grim_d

    grim_d Forum Supporter

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    I saw a traffic light today and it's "shroud" was hanging off.

    I thought of this thread. :vsad:
     
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