Originally Posted by Capt. Don
Extren is a polyester fiberglass sheet and rated at 30 thousand PSI. It comes in white with a UV inhibitor so will not need painting. It can be drilled and tapped.
Available inexpensively on eBay in any thickness cut to size.
Extren was used, is already installed and painted black outdoors to go with the theme.
Inside, the hidden plates aren’t painted at all.
I just got a 24x24 sheet and cut my own plates out of that because it was way too hard to specify exact cuts and wait for the lead time.
I tried using a jigsaw at first. The blades don’t last (didn’t have Jedi’s blades on hand).
So I brought out the sawzall and it sliced through like butter. Or maybe like a thanksgiving turkey
and an electric
carving knife. Ha ha. Perfect cuts. Straight, accurate. Second time I’ve been really surprised what you can do with a sawzall.
Note: my davits
are also the same material.