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Nicer plastic replacement for cardboard ducts?

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Looking for something I can make custom ducts out of that isn't as ghetto as cardboard or card stock.

Some sort of foldable, cuttable, yet stiff plastic sheets would be awesome! I looked at Michael's (craft store) for something like this and came up empty handed.

Something you have to score to fold would be fine, but I don't want anything metal/conductive for obvious reasons.

Basically the plastic equivalent of thick cardstock would be what I am after!

Edit: Bonus points for black.
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I was going to make a custom duct also... I was thinking like thick paper or something.
    
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How about a flexible cutting board: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Good-Cook-...-of-4/14938511

Its basically like plastic card stock and can be found nearly anywhere that sells kitchen utensils. Cheap too.
post #4 of 9

I also found this Black Styrene Sheets:




I think that's more of what you are looking for.
Edited by Philistine - 5/25/11 at 9:13pm
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Philistine you get the bonus points! Unless someone chimes in before tomorrow saying this will not work, I will order some and report back.
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Okay ordered! I ordered the .03 and the .02 so we'll see which one is better for our application.
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Let us know. I can see some possibilities for this stuff.
post #8 of 9
The styrene sheet's are great for structural purposes, I use it for modeling and I have made a cover/shroud for my gpu's out of it.

All you need to use it is some model plastic cement. Also it can be sanded drilled filled and heated and shaped.
But .02 is almost like paper and well .03 isn't much better, for your job I would of used .08 a poly tube and hair dryer to warm and soften the sheet whilst wrapping it around the poly pipe or what ever is of the same size that you want.
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Well these arrived today! I haven't had time to play with them yet.
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