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Re: MAN L90

Postby Rusape » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:45 pm

Howzit Neil,

Yep it's slowly taking shape, with various delays that I didn't factor in.

The colour is RAL 7012. - Basalt Grey, using Cromax LAB values though, which have slightly higher % Blue and a drop of Yellow iirc.

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Re: MAN L90

Postby NeilandPat » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:00 pm

Looks great. Love the colour


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Re: MAN L90

Postby crinklystarfish » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:36 am

Just a reiteration really, unless you have exactly the right bonding agents, huge presses and can control environmental conditions (temperature especially) self-made composite structural panels are very likely to end in failure. It may take a while, but they will almost certainly delaminate.

I don't know of any true horror stories about CVR, Phil's composite floor panel (I think) was slightly off but they replaced it without quibble. My CVR panels were just fine and are proving strong and reliable (8 years and 40,000 miles now).

Brian reported one sheet of CVR-supplied ply warped - but that was only a ply / single grp laminate - and the ply was about 15mm / the grp about 0.5 mm (from memory). So basically, what happened was a sheet of ply with one flimsy grp skin warped when moved from CVR's warehouse into the new environment of the barn and even this would probably have been less likely had it been a grp/ply/grp composite.

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