Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

What material is this? Plastic or hard rubber?

Tags:
  1. Jul 15, 2017 #1
    Used as a boat buffer.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 15, 2017 #2

    phinds

    User Avatar
    Gold Member
    2016 Award

    Yeah, based on that pic, I'd guess that it's probably one or the other.
     
  4. Jul 15, 2017 #3
    Yes, i kind of guessed that.
     
  5. Jul 15, 2017 #4

    Nidum

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Best guess would be that it is a baulk of recycled mixed plastics .

    Very common in this sort of application and relatively very cheap .

    There are some useful clues in the rub marks and especially in that circular hole .

    Also a further clue in the reasonably accurate square edged form of the baulk .
     
  6. Jul 15, 2017 #5

    phinds

    User Avatar
    Gold Member
    2016 Award

    My point was that based on nothing but that pic, it could be damned near anything. I couldn't even rule out metal just based on the pic.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Draft saved Draft deleted