Any heat resistant Plastics for GPS bracket in a boat?

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Any heat resistant Plastics for GPS bracket in a boat?

Post by Kirk.AIA » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:06 pm

Are there any heat resistance plastics, that an M2 V4 extruder can handle, that would work as a mounting bracket for the GPS in my boat?
Is it even possible to find plastic filament that can create parts that could handle the heat?

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Re: Any heat resistant Plastics for GPS bracket in a boat?

Post by wmgeorge » Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:34 pm

As setting out in the sun heat or engine heat? I don't know why ABS or PETG (more flexible) would not work. Both would tend to melt at the 400 Deg F range.
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Re: Any heat resistant Plastics for GPS bracket in a boat?

Post by PcS » Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:35 pm

Assuming sunlight as the heat source. Petg or epc. You are.not mounting.your GPS in the engine compartment ? Lol :D

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Re: Any heat resistant Plastics for GPS bracket in a boat?

Post by Kirk.AIA » Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:59 pm

The GPS would be mounted on top of the helm just under my windshield.
The boat is in a dry rack storage and covered when not in use, but when we have it out on the river it can get pretty hot here in Florida.

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Re: Any heat resistant Plastics for GPS bracket in a boat?

Post by PcS » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:37 am

petg epc should be fine :D

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Re: Any heat resistant Plastics for GPS bracket in a boat?

Post by Kirk.AIA » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:41 am

Thanks for the advice

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Re: Any heat resistant Plastics for GPS bracket in a boat?

Post by PcS » Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:03 am

Your welcome !

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Re: Any heat resistant Plastics for GPS bracket in a boat?

Post by Matt_Sharkey » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:47 pm

PETG all the way. don't even think about ABS, the humidity would crumble it in a month.

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Re: Any heat resistant Plastics for GPS bracket in a boat?

Post by jimc » Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:15 pm

the humidity would crumble it in a month.

you do realize they make water pipes out of abs :lol:

i do agree though, petg or epc. both super strong. epc is just more rigid.

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Re: Any heat resistant Plastics for GPS bracket in a boat?

Post by Matt_Sharkey » Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:19 pm

jimc wrote:the humidity would crumble it in a month.

you do realize they make water pipes out of abs :lol:

i do agree though, petg or epc. both super strong. epc is just more rigid.
do they now? what caused abs to crubble so badly then? UV?

the replacement extruder bracket that was printed for me literally crumbled after a summer of no use, so i could only imagine it was humidity or UV, either would be in high supply for this application.

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