Pvc Trim Boardsame as vinyl?
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:24 PM
Have been checking the availability of pvc trim board in my area. Home Depot has some boards listed as "vinyl". Is this the same thing as the pvc boards?
Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:48 PM
I've tried the stuff your talking about and thought it was too porous . The AZEK brand seems to have a more uniform density and can be sanded smooth much easier. If you look at the edge you'll see the difference. It's a bit pricey but if you like it, just hit up some contractors for their scraps. I got a lifetime supply from one job site.
Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:07 PM
i just got some of the pvc board from home depot. it is not the same as the vinyl board they sell. the vinyl is quite hard and probably sinks like a rock. test the end of the board with your thumbnail. you should be able to mark it easily.
Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:05 PM
Thanks guys. I'm trying to get stuff ready to give building swimbaits a try and not being familiar with the material I thought I better ask.
appreciate the help,
Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:09 PM
I went to ACE Hardware and asked for PVC brickmold. I like using it v/s the AZEK as it hand sands easier and I feel I can get a better finish on it. I do however seal with a lite coat of e-tex before I paint.
I'm def not very good but just a few things I found when I was trying a few things out. Def like using the PVC over wood.
The AZEK was def alot denser than the brickmold trim.
Posted 18 January 2012 - 09:25 AM
I made some 3" long crankbaits out of PVC brick mold I got from a contractor friend. I was easy to work with. One thing I noticed was that I needed to add more ballast than I thought I would need. Did the water bouyancy test to get neutral float I wanted. I didn't split the body. just cut a slot for thru wire construction so I had limited space to insert weights. Next time I will split the body and make space for more weight for a sinking vesion. If AZEK is more dense then it may make a difference in ballasting.
Posted 18 January 2012 - 11:32 AM
Go to the AZEK website, and use their dealer locater to find someone in your area that handles it. It's worth the trouble.
Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:37 PM
I tried that Mark and the closest dealer they had listed was about 100 miles from me. There's a lot to be said for growing up in rural America, but accessibility to lure building supplies isn't one of them.
Posted 19 January 2012 - 05:33 PM
google "vintage woodwork", they sell azek trim boards and will send you a free sample. they also are in texas so you should get it quick. i have used azek and still prefer the pvc as it is a little more bouyant.