Jump to content

Poliall hinges - anyone used them?


Recommended Posts

Contemplating options for a continuous hinge on my current 'ploy' (more info to follow). Need a weatherproof 1.8m hinge and can either use ordinary stainless steel and fit some neoprene seals to probably stop water ingress or go the whole hog for some of the Poliall type hinge with the PU insert which is weatherproof along its length. Like this (down to the page middle, and from 14391 onwards.)

Of course unlike a 'mechanical' hinge with a hinge pin this is a flexible PU hinge like on a tupperware box. What I'm curious about is their robustness. It's expensive stuff but if it works and will last it might be worth it. If it's not that longlived then stainless and a gasket at 50% of the cost might be a better bet.

Anyone got any experience? Or know what the typical lifespan is, or how many 'folds' it can do before going croak?

(My use is across the vehicle front, facing oncoming weather as you drive - so pretty 'exposed'.)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I looked at those hinges for a project - but thought "HOW MUCH!!!!!".

Instead I used a length of continuous stainless hinge (eBay) and sandwiched a piece of old inner-tube between the hinge & the panels. Even exposed to sunlight 365 days a year, the rubber survived without cracking. This gave a strong, waterproof and most of all cheap hinge!


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience. By using our website you agree to our Cookie Policy