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Oracal 3165ra substitutes ???

Discussion in 'Materials' started by divers2deep, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. divers2deep

    divers2deep Member

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    Good morning,

    I am looking to see if anyone has any recommendations for a very similar product to the Oracal 3165RA. A roll like this is $220-$250 for 50 yds. I would love to find a cheaper alternative..

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    Kevin
     
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  2. tsgstl

    tsgstl Active Member

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    What about it do you like?
    the thickness
    the RA
    how it conforms
    how it lasts
     
  3. FatCat

    FatCat Very Active Member

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    IJ-35 with comply is usually less than $200/roll for 54".
     
  4. laserman70

    laserman70 Very Active Member

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    We use alot of 3165ra. 60" roll
    225.-250. isnt a bad price.
    Pretty cheap for the product you get.
    just my .02
     
  5. divers2deep

    divers2deep Member

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    Thickness and RA are the 2 key factors in this material. Thanks for the reply.
     
  6. divers2deep

    divers2deep Member

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    Good morning,

    What are your main applications with the 3165 ? If you dont mind me asking.
     
  7. john1

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    I love the 3165RA. Just got a fresh roll in this morning.

    Look around online for it and if you find a cheaper price then your vendor, Ask them to price match. I know Fellers will.
     
  8. 401Graphics

    401Graphics Very Active Member

    arlon dpf 4500gx $167 for a 54" roll.
     
  9. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    So, let me get this straight.... you're looking for something which is currently about 31¢ a square foot to find an alternative for around 28¢ a square foot. Very interesting, indeed.

    We just redid two of our bathrooms at the house and the shelf liner my wife bought was around 4¢ a square foot. I'll have to ask her what the brand name is.​
     
  10. divers2deep

    divers2deep Member

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    LOOKS LIKE YOUR WIFE IS QUITE THE DEAL FINDER ! :notworthy:

    I dont see anything wrong with trying new products, especially products that have been tested by members of this very knowledgeable forum.
     
  11. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    No, not really, I lied about the price of the shelf liner, it was about $6.00 for the whole roll.

    Nothing wrong with finding new products that work well and save ya money. I just tend to be old fashioned and if it ain't broke, don't fix it. But like you said, it can't hurt to find out.
     
  12. Aklaim

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    We switched to IJ-35C and love the stuff. Still lam with Oraguard 210 though. Can't stand the 3M calendered laminates.
     
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