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HOSStinTX
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posted 08-13-2005 03:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for HOSStinTX   Click Here to Email HOSStinTX     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i found a big stack of like 100 sheets of masonite behind a target by my house, and my ramps getting a little weathered and i was thinking of putting the masonite over the whole thing, but im not sure if it will last in the rain. Maybe paint it? i can't see it being unrideable, i dont skate it because its a little unlevel and hard to keep a good pump going. it would make my ramp way better (its ghetto as fuck anyways) Should i go for it???

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ruthlessrobbie
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posted 08-13-2005 03:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ruthlessrobbie   Click Here to Email ruthlessrobbie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yes, but if the winter is harch where you live you might wanna tarp it in the winter/off season

aussie

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funyun
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posted 08-13-2005 04:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for funyun     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i'm pretty sure masonite falls apart pretty quick when it gets wet. that shits really just like super hard cardboard if you really think about it.

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ransomsix
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posted 08-13-2005 04:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ransomsix     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Masonite is a essentially a compressed paper product. It crumbles pretty badly outside, maybe not right away, but it's not worth the work using it only to have it turn to garbage when moist. High Grade masonite is coated, and will fair a bit better, but not much. Put a magazine on your front lawn for a few days or weeks, and see how it fairs, that will give you your answer.

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fly_pantera
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posted 08-13-2005 05:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fly_pantera     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
if its free wood why the hell not

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njn63
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posted 08-13-2005 06:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for njn63   Click Here to Email njn63     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
steal it and sell it. Then buy plywood instead.

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Beelzebubba
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posted 08-13-2005 07:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Beelzebubba     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you do a really good job of painting it on both sides with house paint, it will last longer. A skater I grew up with had the same layer of masonite on his mini for almost three years before it became too shitty to skate. Bikes are going to tear up the surface quicker though. Not to mention how slick it gets with the littlest bit of moisture because of the paint. Fuck it, it's free, you may as well experiment.

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HOSStinTX
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posted 08-13-2005 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for HOSStinTX   Click Here to Email HOSStinTX     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i think im gonna go load it up when the target closes, just so they dont use it/get rid of it, and let it sit outside and see how it lasts or i may say fuck it and just put it on. well see. ill post pictures if i end up useing it.

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@ndy
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posted 08-13-2005 11:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for @ndy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Paint it then throw sand on it while the paint is wet.

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Duck
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posted 08-13-2005 11:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Duck   Click Here to Email Duck     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i know 2 kinds of masonite. one is slippery on both sides and sucks. one has like a checkerboard type side. lay a layer with the checkerboard side up and then paint it. it should be fine.

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alaskan
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posted 08-14-2005 12:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alaskan   Click Here to Email alaskan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just use it for the layers beneath (that doesn't look like a word) thin plywood on your ramp. That way you can go cheap and get thin plywood but it will still be strong under it.

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Duck
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posted 08-14-2005 01:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Duck   Click Here to Email Duck     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by alaskan:
Just use it for the layers beneath (that doesn't look like a word) thin plywood on your ramp. That way you can go cheap and get thin plywood but it will still be strong under it.

masonite isnt strong....

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kinkbike2
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posted 08-14-2005 01:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kinkbike2   Click Here to Email kinkbike2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is it garbage or is Target still using it. Thief!!!

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HOSStinTX
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posted 08-14-2005 02:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for HOSStinTX   Click Here to Email HOSStinTX     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i went there and the top sheet was pretty good, the next one was kind of shitty with tape all over it, than the next one had duct tape all over it, than the next one the corners were all busted up, pretty much all of em were shitty so i said fuck it and left. too bad no construction sites use plywood around here, only shitty particle board.

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