Thursday, April 05, 2018

Interesting plastic

The Grandt Line tubs are made from interesting plastic*. Most of the body is a really hard, even slightly brittle material but the strapping is much softer. This is important because it has to be bent around the overhang at the bottom of the body. A wash of plastic solvent seems to help with this as I only broke a couple of lengths prodding around with a screwdriver.

Working out where everything goes is awkward as there aren't any instructions and the photo on the website isn't that clear. I think I've got it about right but if not, I'll just have to not care.

*Yes, I know how nerdy this sounds, but the properties of different materials really interest me.

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