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Old Feb 02, 2013, 08:26 AM
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Where to get Mylar in Brisbane?

I am keen to cut out using balsa for skins on my models and would like to give vac bagging a try. I already have the pump set up which I have been using to press my skins on however I have not been able to locate a source of Mylar to lay up my cloth skins on. Any Brisbane, Australia suppliers that have been used would be greatly appreciated. I should add that I am looking at this for a large scale glider build, learning from some of the fantastic work I have seen on this site.

Danny
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 03:30 PM
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Danny "Mylar" is a DuPont trade name for biaxial orientated PET plastic (boPET).

I got mine a few years ago from an electrical wholesaler. Google BoPET and you will have more luck
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 10:03 PM
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Let us know what you find. I want some soon myself.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 08:22 AM
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Try micronwings on the sunshine coast, they have it in different thicknesess at a good price
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 08:25 AM
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Sorry, should add, google micronwings for their website. I am gong there tomorrow to pick up some Mylar but they also ship.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 08:39 AM
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mylar from obriens they will roll it and send in a tube.


http://windsock.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=forsale&action=display&thread=1478



O H OBrien
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 04:32 AM
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That's good Jeff.

What thickness do you suggest for control surface wiper making?
For retaining the splooge fill I mean, not for using the mylar itself for the wipers.

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Old Feb 13, 2013, 04:24 AM
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Making wipers

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That's good Jeff.

What thickness do you suggest for control surface wiper making?
For retaining the splooge fill I mean, not for using the mylar itself for the wipers.

Jim.
I use sticky tape for this - cheap stuff

Will have to dig out the e2k thread and find a link

Cheers Jeff
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 04:27 PM
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I use sticky tape for this - cheap stuff

Will have to dig out the e2k thread and find a link

Cheers Jeff
Oh! I think I see what you mean. Just tape, no Mylar (plastic) required.

Very good.

Thanks Jeff.
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