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cate  (E License)

Aug 8, 2012, 5:16 AM
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Seeking advice regarding the plastic pocket on my jumpsuit which a friend is going to replace but I have no idea what kind of plastic to purchase that will withstand freefall.

Suggestions are welcome and much appreciated.

cheers, cate


nigel99  (D 1)

Aug 8, 2012, 5:51 AM
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I think that UV stabilized clear PVC sheeting/film might be the right thing. It stays flexible down to -20C approximately and is long lasting.

I'm thinking of the kind of stuff used for tent windows or on some boats.


wolfriverjoe  (A 50013)

Aug 8, 2012, 5:59 AM
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Ask the people who made it in the first place?


councilman24  (D 8631)

Aug 8, 2012, 7:12 AM
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I'm not familiar with Australia but if you can find a business that sells parts for or repairs campers (caravans in England but not sure what in AustraliaCrazy) they may be able and willing to sell you a small quantity of window material.

http://www.rickyrichards.com.au/...ail.php?cpath=1_5_94

From this page
http://www.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/FAQ_DIY.htm#Fabric

scroll down for US sources

Of course I also have a roll in my basement.Angelic


peek  (D 8884)

Aug 8, 2012, 7:14 AM
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In reply to:
Seeking advice regarding the plastic pocket on my jumpsuit which a friend is going to replace but I have no idea what kind of plastic to purchase that will withstand freefall.

I once went to an auto-top place that makes replacement tops for convertibles, and they gave me a nice scrap piece.


cate  (E License)

Aug 9, 2012, 2:45 AM
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Great. Thanks for the tips. Much appreciated.



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