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What material is this? Plastic or hard rubber?

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

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  3. Jul 15, 2017 #2


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    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


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    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


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    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.
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