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dannthemann
02-10-2010, 03:40 PM
Any ideas on Trupan? Is it worth the extra cost? Where can it be purchased?

bassman3
02-10-2010, 07:14 PM
Trupan down where i live is the same price as MDF. It is IMO very easy to work with and no fermaldahyde :D

path2spl
02-10-2010, 07:33 PM
turpan is way better. easier to cut no pre drilling and lighter also stronger

loondizie
02-11-2010, 12:39 AM
trupan is just ultralite MDF...they sell it at most real lumber places, like ganahl lumber. its usually like 5-10 more expensive

path2spl
02-11-2010, 04:44 PM
there is a slight difference ive held the 2 side by side and its a little different in color and maybe other things i never really looked that far in to it.

manny1337
02-11-2010, 04:58 PM
id go with trupan just because its less weight and thats always better ;) its also stronger than mdf

O.G. D-Wet
02-23-2010, 12:01 AM
What about trupan vs. HDF????? :confused:

mlstrass
02-23-2010, 10:33 AM
use 11-13ply baltic birch over either of your choices. Light and strong and easier to work with...

O.G. D-Wet
02-23-2010, 03:09 PM
use 11-13ply baltic birch over either of your choices. Light and strong and easier to work with...

Wow I never even heard of that one!!! I'm looking into it right now

psych0ticnemes1
02-23-2010, 04:10 PM
use 11-13ply baltic birch over either of your choices. Light and strong and easier to work with...

Its also twice the cost.

psych0ticnemes1
02-23-2010, 04:11 PM
use 11-13ply baltic birch over either of your choices. Light and strong and easier to work with...

Its also twice the cost.

psych0ticnemes1
02-23-2010, 04:23 PM
use 11-13ply baltic birch over either of your choices. Light and strong and easier to work with...

Its also twice the cost.

on1wheel01
02-24-2010, 10:20 PM
Yea twice the cost but worth it

mlstrass
02-25-2010, 11:54 AM
Its also twice the cost.

Not by me.

MDF - around $30 sheet

11ply BB - around $45 per sheet

Trupan - $60+ a sheet a few years ago when I last bought some

michaellane
02-25-2010, 12:11 PM
i like my mdf....

O.G. D-Wet
02-26-2010, 12:58 AM
Not by me.

MDF - around $30 sheet

11ply BB - around $45 per sheet

Trupan - $60+ a sheet a few years ago when I last bought some

Well I want to use this for a show truck so It's gonna be in there for a while... I think it's worth the splurge. Now if it was a $hit car or I was constantly updating my system or something, obviously I probably wouldnt be using expensive materials all the time

k_schutte
02-26-2010, 01:03 AM
i like my mdf....

that reminded me of an old commercial... not sure what it was for but there where like three cavemen or some **** standing around wearing dried out thorny bushes over their junk region. Then one dude was like "I have invented pants" and then they show the two dudes wearing jeans and the other is like "I fear change and I will keep my bush"...

AAAAAAAAAAAANYWAYS....


EDIT: I was a little off, but here it is, Quiznos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoMMmZ6CFO0

mlstrass
02-26-2010, 02:10 AM
i like my mdf....

guessing you've never used Trupan or BB.........cuz MDF ***** balls compared to them

Supergumby5000
02-26-2010, 02:15 AM
turpan is way better. easier to cut no pre drilling and lighter also stronger

Trupan is NOT stronger than MDF

At least according to the info i have found. Trupan is weaker in terms of both its modulus of rupture as well as elasticity.

TnT_Sounds
02-26-2010, 04:48 AM
having messed with both I hate trupan for the fact being it is obviously weaker.

Sierra Pine makes and excellent HDF.