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witness posted 02-02-2002 10:02 PM ET (US)   Profile for witness   Send Email to witness  
I have used the regular King Starboard material in various applications in the past, and now am on the brink of another project where weight is very important (I am lightening up the structure of my electronics box of my t-top, hoping to lose about 40 lbs, especially if I use one of the new lighter materials). My question is... Has anyone used the new Starboard XL or Starlite XL? It is supposed to be 33 and 40% lighter than the regular (original) material. When you cut the new material, it seems that the edge might not look finished (I get this feeling from a question on their forum through their website [url] [/url]). Also, as a side thought, I ended up on another site, , and it just gets me thinking that there are so many materials that I would love to try that are not marketed to the marine industry, much less the general public.
Thanks to all in advance!
witness posted 02-02-2002 10:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for witness  Send Email to witness

might make it easier...

where2 posted 02-05-2002 12:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
From my limited exposure to the materials on the counter at their display at the show in Miami over the past 5 years, I've noted that the reason the XL stuff is lighter is because it has bubbles in it rather than being solid plastic. This actually works out for the fact that you can more easily staple into the material, and the general use has been geared toward out of sight places like back to back seats, and upholstery backing. I'll see if I can stop by their display since the Miami show is the weekend after next.
witness posted 02-05-2002 01:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for witness  Send Email to witness     
Thanks for the reply. I trying to have samples sent to me of these three products, along with another product that I believe is called foam board (but could be wrong). The sales rep couldn't remember if Piedmont Plastic made this fourth product, but he said it should serve my purposes better. I'll keep this post updated (as much for my own record keeping) when I learn more.

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