Originally Posted by Lutfij
@ SLE - To get such a case? Challenges? Bring it! I'm down for any waiting period
@ Xaero252 - You need to account for my manhandling at the customs - so maybe think of a way to make it bull fighting(el torro style) proof...literally!
@ Kennah - now that's what you call a man(kyle) standing by his bro's
love that case to death maybe
I work with delicate avionic components for a living :-) I've gotten bare circuit cards from the USA to the middle east and back in one piece. Challenge accepted.
Actually they are some pretty simple things that are really easy to do even on a tight budget:
1.) Frog tape to protect the paint job. It's just adhesive enough to stick, but not leave a residue - it's also like $8 a roll. From there to stretch the tape further you can use scrap paper to protect the larger surfaces. This prevents the paint from getting scratched pretty well. just make sure its flush with no bubbles or the jostling during shipping will likely rip it, and then the damage will happen anyways (not as big an issue if you can afford enough tape to coat the outside entirely)
2.) Bubblewrap Bubbles go inward, and for every 25lbs add an extra layer. (Up to 25lbs = 1 layer, 25-50 = 2).
3.) Foam is better - this goes for foam packing peanuts, and everything else under the sun. Bubble wrap protects from shock. Foam protects from vibration, shock, and compression. You want as little movement as possible inside the box when its closed.
These three things taken into account:
For the splash: 4 sheets of printer paper, and a small amount of frog tape will probably cover the entire case. From there a plastic bag will help further protect the paint job. You'll have to cut two of the sheets in half for the front & back, and the top & bottom of the case, one long ways, the other short. A cheap off-brand kitchen trash bag can easily cover the whole case as well. Either solution or a combination of both will keep the paint nice and pretty. A single layer of thin bubble wrap will be sufficient for the splash, a layer of packing peanuts in the bottom of the box, set the splash in and then pack it as full as you can without stressing the cardboard. This should keep things perfectly intact just about no matter the shipping treatment. If you want even more to keep you calm, filling the innards of the case with packing peanuts will help in the even that something attempts to crush it.Edited by Xaero252 - 7/3/13 at 3:01pm