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    Anyone use Kydex plastic for thermoformed pickup covers?

    Apparently this stuff is supper tough and wear resistant. Availability is much better now that the knife and handgun crowds have started using it for holsters/ sheaths. https://www.curbellplastics.com/Rese...oplastic-Sheet
    Lots of colors and thicknesses as well as textures.

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    Not for pickups I got some in a while back from Amazon, I have the KNF Neuberger vacuum pump ready to go but haven't yet pulled the trigger on the silicone sheeting for the vacuum press.
    The Kydex is bright white with one side shiny and one matte in 12" x 24" sheets. Its only 0.7mm thick so likely too thin for pups (think playing card rigidity and thickness) but if you potted it in it should be plenty tough.
    By all accounts it will thermoform like a dream right out of a regular oven.

    Right angles can be a challenge but this material should give you a fighting chance!

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    Thanks Ted,
    It comes in thicknesses from .028" up to 1/4" so there's probably some .040-.060" out there that would be ideal. McMaster Carr undoubtedly sells it in minimum quantities.

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    McMaster has a similar plastic but 1/8" is their thinnest.
    Oddly TAP (when last I visited) doesn't have it either.

    Lots of Camo stuff available but the pups would be hella ugly IMO

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    Yeah we'd have to camo the camo for sure.

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