zfennell wrote:i'm a bit confused.
what is the intended function of the nylon or dacron cloth?
where on the board do you intend to use it?
neither nylon or dacron is stong enough or stiff enough to be a legit replacement for glass in the boards layup (imho)
So I was thinking, what it we got woven nylon material and basically melted and pressed multiple layers of the material into a single sheet to use for abrasion resistance. Nylon is ease to melt and so my idea was to put 3 layers of nylon sailcloth together, heat them up past melting point and squeeze them together under high pressure (maybe through a roller). Add to this on one side some woven fibre-glass to create a face that will improve the (mechanical) bonding. Ideally the result is a uniformly thin sheet of nylon with the pores closed (melted) and one side that would offer a good mechanical bond. This would all be done seperately to th laying the board up so it would go into the normal lay up cold.
I wouldn't be heat bonding the nylon to the board, the nylon stack would be set and cold before it went into the layup.
I hope this helps clear up what I'm on about.
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