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Liquid Laminate with Texture?

Discussion in 'Materials' started by daenterpri, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. daenterpri

    daenterpri Member

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    Hello! I'm in the process of making some pickle ball(cross between table tennis and tennis) paddle skins for a customer. We are having a hard time with the laminate though. Other skins out on the market right now are a vinyl base but have a very nice matte textured finish. The finish doesn't scuff, is hard and very durable. It always looks nice. However, every standard laminate I put on there (cast or otherwise), quickly starts looking dingy, marred, scratched after mild use.

    It almost seems like maybe a liquid matte laminate with some texture would be good? Does that exist?

    What do you guys think I should try?
     
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  2. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    Why not use a polycarbonate trade show laminate or 3 Ms 3647 if you need lots of grip.
     
  3. daenterpri

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    We actually already got a sample of the 3647 and the texture is way too thick. Need to be able to barely feel it.
     
  4. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    3648 and 3645 are good alternatives then, or Seal makes a Deep Crystal laminate that is lightly textured and is polycarbonate so it will be very durable.
     
  5. daenterpri

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    I really appreciate your help. The Deep Crystal laminate, in matte, sounds exactly like what we are looking for. Thanks again!
     
  6. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    No problem... Big Fish on here has a similar if not the exact same thing if you want to support a mm.
     
  7. BigfishDM

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    Yes I carry a 4 Mil Textured Matte that is what your looking for, my price compared to anything else will be much more aggressive.
     
  8. daenterpri

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    Thanks BigfishDM! Any way I can get a sample of that product?
     
  9. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    Yeah no problem just PM your company info and address
     
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