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Old 28-02-2014, 10:15   #1
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Reefer Bin Opening Lids

In process of making reefer bin lids. Has any one here done it and if so looking for best material to do it? Thinking all Star-board for structure and Dow "tuff"r" for insulation. Picture is of old icebox lids to show what we are talking about. One is whole, the other dissected. As is they are very inefficient. Looking to reduce wall size and increase insulation. Also needs to be water-resistant. Appreciate all thoughts. ReeferBoxDoorswood001_zpsd0fb1de8.jpg Photo by beacon2006 | Photobucket
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Old 02-03-2014, 19:53   #2
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Re: Reefer Bin Opening Lids

Get the pink or blue styrofoam. Spray glue (3m 77) the sheets together. Get a hot knife (ebay or hobby store) basically a wire that gets hot like a toaster coil. It will slice thru the styrofoam cleanly like butter. Then just glass them. Add a cool top out wood or corian or starboard or whatever you like.

Glass with epoxy not poly or vinyl. When you make the cut save the other piece as the female piece to the male so you have a perfect fitting matched pair. Cut at a 45 degree angle so when you glass it the glass is smooth and bonds well and also it will seal better
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