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    Some flat work for the church

    The church a few towns over is having some troubles wit there railing. So we got the nod to build them new ones. The city folks in charge think we should be building it out of this Kleer stuff so we are. I can tell you that this Kleer stuff is easy to work with but I have my reservations about using it.
    We are building a 2 x 4 frame out of PT and covering it with 4 x 8 x 1/2 and 4 x 10 x 1/2 sheets of smooth Kleer. Than routing it 5" OC with a v bit to give it the v match look.
    The stack of 8 small ones are just under 5 feet long by 3 feet tall. The big ones on the trailer are a tad over 16 feet long by 4 feet tall.
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    Never heard of Kleer. What kind of material is it?
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    Kleer is extruded cellular PVC with a small cell microstructure that can be used in any non-load bearing application for results that are superior to wood in exterior applications. Kleer has a density that is similar to white pine and a matte finish that looks like painted wood. Kleer’s unique range of physical properties allows it to look and feel like wood without experiencing the problems associated with wood in exterior applications.
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    If that's the same stuff I'm thinking of, I know a few fellas who've used it for dashboards, storage lockers etc. on their boats....seems to hold up great weather-wise. If it is what I'm thing about, it's smooth one side & wood grain simulated on the other......IMO{fwiw} =
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    What about expansion, especially in the hot summer?

    Looks great chuck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Altop View Post
    What about expansion, especially in the hot summer?

    Looks great chuck!
    If your asking me Brian, I haven't seen any...Also, I personally haven't used any of it, but also haven't heard any complaints...it's pretty flexible though, buddy had to reinforce the top of his storage box as it gave way too much to double as a seat or step.
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    So what are the cut outs or U shaped openings Chuck? If it is a railing, will this Kleer go on both sides eventually?
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    Vaughn McMillan Never heard of Kleer. What kind of material is it?
    Brent Dowell What he said

    Jonathan Shively So what are the cut outs or U shaped openings Chuck? If it is a railing, will this Kleer go on both sides eventually?
    No it is only one side. As for the cut outs Gun ports?
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    Too wide for gun ports. I'm thinking these will go up top on the parapets. The wider width will work better for the archers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Too wide for gun ports. I'm thinking these will go up top on the parapets. The wider width will work better for the archers.
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