wider vacuum bagging film?

Discussion in 'Materials' started by idkfa, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. idkfa
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    idkfa Senior Member

    Anyone got any sources for 15ft+ wide vacuum bagging film, tks.
     
  2. ondarvr
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    ondarvr Senior Member

    You can it have made to any width you want, it will cost more though.
     
  3. Phil Westendorf
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    Phil Westendorf Junior Member

    Bagging/Steam Banding Bags. Film

    The local box stores, Menards, Home Depot and Lowes all sell 6 mill clear poly film which you can make into any size bags you'll need, A 20 ft. by 100 ft. roll is $72.25 at Lowes. Not cheap but works well. They also sell 6 mill string reinforceed poly for a lot more, about double.

    Jamestown Distributers has a good Video by Louis Sauzedde on making steam bending bags from poly film. He uses a heat gun to seal exposed edges of the poly film. Pretty slick...
     
  4. thebruce
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    bag film video

    @ Phil Westendorf,
    Thanks for the heads up...
    Please post the URL to this video...I couldn't seem to run it down at the site.
     
  5. Phil Westendorf
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    Phil Westendorf Junior Member

    Vacuum Bag Fabrication

    TB,
    Here it is.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGjFQjss5bE

    It's Louis Sauzette's' "Building the TotalBoat work skiff - Steaming (Episode 26)" He shows the technique at about the 11:40 minute mark in the video.
    Hope this helps,

    phil
     
  6. thebruce
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    vacuum bag fab

    many thanks...
     
  7. wet feet
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    wet feet Senior Member

    You can also take narrower bag material and join it using the same mastic tape you would use to seal the periphery,using a lap joint.
     

  8. thebruce
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    bag fab

    Hoping for a less wasteful method of improving net shape...always wondered if a "seal-a-meal" type join might be accomplished with common poly...or better yet, silicone sheet that could be reused.
     
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