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Forum topic by BB1 posted 12-02-2018 11:32 PM 537 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-02-2018 11:32 PM

I am working on a small project for our RV. We are replacing the platform with cup holder, etc. that is on the raised section (dog house) between the two front seats. I would like to have a solid non-stick material to adhere to a plywood base. Then I’ll build an organizer to attach on top. The idea is to have a surface that a phone, etc could be placed that would not slide around but also that would be durable and easy to clean. I’ve started to search but am having trouble coming up with the terminology. Found a nonstick material by Dycem but the roll material looks thin. I am looking for something solid rather than the open weave as with drawer liners. Any suggestions from the LJ on products that any of you have used would be appreciated.

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#1 posted 12-02-2018 11:40 PM

why don’t you want to use the foam type drawer liner ?
(just out of curiosity)



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#2 posted 12-03-2018 02:06 AM

Looked up products using that wording…and that may be a winner. Found a few options and noted reviews for Mod-Box were very positive. Thank you so much for the reply.

why don t you want to use the foam type drawer liner ?
(just out of curiosity)



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#3 posted 12-03-2018 08:16 AM

Neoprene rubber sheet is easy to get and usually has non-slip surface.
Can get it as smooth/textured rubber, or soft foam; they even sell materials with adhesive backing tape already applied. Stuff is ubiquitous, check Grainger, MSC, McMaster, even Amazon vendors offer it.
Best Luck.

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#4 posted 12-03-2018 10:55 AM

Here….you want this stuff!
I used it in my straight-line ripping jig. Its non slip enough to negate the need for clamping a board to it. Just a long piece of melamine shelf, and I secured the material with spray adhesive. Think it was about 8 bucks a roll at Wal-Mart.

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#5 posted 12-03-2018 12:47 PM

Thank you CaptainKlutz and juts FL for the additional suggestions. The surface is around 16×22 so that is a consideration. I found some toolbox liner that is 18” wide that looks promising. If it doesn’t work for this project, likely good for other uses in the shop.

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#6 posted 01-04-2019 08:49 PM

Quick update. After looking into various options, I ended up going with a silicone placemat. The toolbox liner I had purchased will come in handy in the shop – already used some today as a surface for sanding.

This is the final project

Thank you for all the suggestions!

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