KelpKritter

So Cal Builders

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Hey Guys,

After seeing another of John Hopkin's baits a lot of talk has happened recently about the use of pvc. I have looked at Lowe's, Home Depot, and a local plastics supplier and the best I can do is 1/4" x 4' x 8' which is way to big of a sheet while at the same time being to thin. Any other builders in SoCal having luck finding pvc in at least 3/4" thickness? I am itching to try this now that I have a swimbait that is to my liking.

Thanks for the input.

DaveB.

KelpKritter Baits

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I buy mine at Lowes, it is the trim area. If you want something a little thicker than 3/4" then ask for brickmold, it is used for exterior door trim.

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Dave,

Given the nature of PVC, you can use the PVC cement and make your blanks any thickness you want... Once it chemically sets up and bonds, it's not going to fall apart. B)

Just a few mental munchies to stimulate new ideas and concepts.... :whistle:

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I found some PVC decking at Stock Bldg. Matls. in Mar Vista.

The smallest piece was 1"X5 1/2"X18', and I paid $65 for one stick!

Before you pay for some, pm me with your phone number, and you can have a couple of feet of mine to play with.

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Thanks for the help everyone. I am out in Ontario so none of these suggestions are close but certainly a step in the right direction. When I get a few spare hours I'll get to work on getting some material.

Mark, I may take you up on that offer but I have to find some time to hook up.

DaveB.

KelpKritter Baits

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Go to your local home building supply house. Ask for a product called Azek, probably what some of the others who posted got. It is a PVC lumber used for exterior on houses. Comes in 3/4x4 up to 3/4x12. Lengths are 18' only, and it is not cheap, $65.00 sounds about right.

Hope this helps,

Scott

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With the Azek product, you should be able to put 2 pcs together to attain a greater thickness. You can use PVC glue (recommended by manufacturer) to glue them together.

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