Splash guard material

Discussion in 'Non Technical' started by Roadeater, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Roadeater

    Roadeater Warrior of the Wasteland

    So the joys of being a Veilside front bar warrior leaves me with that Godawful open area under the bar as a stock splash guard obviously won't fit, plus it looks very vacant because of no FMIC and a splash guard will darken the void - not to mention the practicality of having one.

    What is the type of plastic used to make the regular splash guards and where can I get it?

    Is it better to go aluminium than plastic if price isn't ludicrous?

    TWIN TERROR Well-Known Member

  3. Chrispy

    Chrispy Pretentious Upstart

    I made my last one from thin ally sheet. Not hard.
  4. Roadeater

    Roadeater Warrior of the Wasteland

    Aah yeah, thanks Dave, but I might be talking about something like a splitter/splash guard if you get my my drift?

    I plan on fabbing one from the front bottom lip back to where the OEM splash guard finishes, Mungy's isn't what I had in mind.

    I could have explained myself a bit better in OP. Cheers!

    Thanks Chrispy, I'm sure it won't be hard, looks like ally it is then! Question answered.
  5. Romonski

    Romonski And Justice For All

    mungy one wont fit unless u give him dimensions to make one for u
  6. tassuperkart

    tassuperkart Its a lie I tell you!

    There is a specific polyethylene/polythene....whatever plastic sheeting you can use. Its very tough, totally impact resistant, BUT easy to work with and weld if you need to get funky with it. Moulds well with heat and is not thermosetting so can be reheated and reshaped.

    We used to use this stuff as floor pans on out big inch superkarts! Can get it in different thicknesses and most primary colours.

    Plastics supply companies. Try a plastic welder for some suppliers.

  7. Roadeater

    Roadeater Warrior of the Wasteland

    Thanks Evan.

    I've thought about it and would prefer this plastic rather than ally. I've been googling myself stupid trying to find anything poly - whatever all night, so if anyone knows where to source such 3mm(?) poly'whatever I'd be so much less of a threat to the public as I am now.
  8. gmbrezzo

    gmbrezzo Moderator

    You'll go blind doing that :rofl:

    Have you tried Clark Rubber? they might have poly sheeting.
  9. ZX1990

    ZX1990 2+2 TT Manual

    I made mine out of Ali Sheet - wasn't hard - just a bit of time with the grinder with a cutting disc....

  10. mungyz

    mungyz Well-Known Member

    I've got 80% of a sheet here but unless someone builds a bridge it isn't going to help you much sorry. (that would be one hell of a bridge aye!! might need a few fuel stops on the way too!)
  11. AndyMac

    AndyMac Better than you

    I mean, on this note, how good would a tunnel be from NZ to Aus...then you could totally just become the 8th state, or territory, just like you've always wanted to. Yeah, a few fuel stops on the way, a bit of ventilation, maybe a few turn bays for those that decide that the 10 hour journey is just a bit much to visit NZ, and probably a few workshops along the way. I mean, it totally would spawn this under sea suburb. Imagine if the top of the tunnel was transparent. This idea has so much win.

    Oh and we could settle the Dyno debate once and for all, and then, like race through the tunnel...like a massive drag strip. Oh, such a good idea.
  12. stumagoo

    stumagoo Active Member

    our local bunnings has polycarb shetting, pvc sheeting and all other sorts, may be worth checking.
  13. Roadeater

    Roadeater Warrior of the Wasteland

    Cooee Mungyz, can you tell me what the sheet material is and where you get it?
    Hmm, the water is there for a good reason. ;)

    I will check out the local Mighty-Dear, no Bunnings for 550k's from here.
  14. mungyz

    mungyz Well-Known Member

    Hmm do you want your answer or not!? comments like those could spawn yet another keyboard war :rofl::rofl:

    It's been a hard day and I have a mental block right now and can't think of it - 100% honest. Will let you know when it comes to me, all I can think is black and 3mm thick with clear protective film on one side at present.

    Oh and it's the exact same stuff they use for mud flaps on farm quad bikes and rally cars etc.


    F it!! it will come to me :D:rofl:

    Tunnel - good idea!! bridge - Fn stupid who thought of that :rofl:
  15. Tektrader

    Tektrader Z32 Hoe, service me baby

    The liner material is Polypropylene.

    I would make it out of sheet alloy
  16. tassuperkart

    tassuperkart Its a lie I tell you!

    The Polythene Company sells this stuff. I dont know if they are a national company.
    The gear Im talking about is very stiff with structure but impact proof. Not like mudflap material.
    The whole thing would be somewhat flexible but remain intact. The material wont fatigue around bolt holes and crack
    Like I said, we used the stuff to fabricate the floorpans on our superkarts. The entire plan view of the kart is the floorpan.
    They dont just fill in between the fram tubes like a go-kart, they extend right out to the sides and support the sidepods and act as a diffuser at the back.
    I also mount batteries, fuel pumps, fuel tanks and anything else to them @ 4mm thick sheet so id guess 3mm would work perfectly for a undertray.

  17. QLDZDR

    QLDZDR ID=David

    speed cameras and speed limits

    Speed cameras and speed limits.
    It would be a very boring drive.
  18. beaver

    beaver southern zeds


    I wanted to make a splash shield, I'd possibly use polycarbonate sheet, its flexible has a high impact strength is chemical and heat resistant and is easy to shape.
    It also comes with a scratch resistant coating ( same stuff they put on sun glasses) and in a variety of colors.
  19. Roadeater

    Roadeater Warrior of the Wasteland

    Had to put my glasses on to read that. :eek:
    Right you are, Graham, but I like the plastic idea because of the rubbly roads out here (rubbly is not chinese for 'lovely'), I think the sound deadening properties of plastic will be better, yes?
    I wanna thank you for the pics but I still don't have my thanks button back yet. Nice job!
    Teflon is an idea, but it's white! :eek: Thanks Beaver, a good idea.
  20. Tektrader

    Tektrader Z32 Hoe, service me baby

    Polycarbonate is very brittle and will crack if hit with a rock.

    Have fun trying to bend Teflon even if you can get it. Will be expensive and really not needed. Bastard to drill

    Alloy is easy to use and bend but will dent if hit, But you can hammer it back into shape.

    Polyprop has very high impact resistance, can be bent with heat. Is easily drilled

    IMO its the pick of the plastics to use.

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