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Why does recycled plastic wear in so fast?

Posted by Ethan 
Why does recycled plastic wear in so fast?
July 23, 2011 12:30PM
I have an echo star boss that i love but after about a week or two it was already starting to get broken in.

I also have two organic wizards and it seems like I take a big chunk out of them every week from hitting the basket.

Just because they're recycled doesnt mean they should break in this fast, I was wondering if anybody knew why
Re: Why does recycled plastic wear in so fast?
July 23, 2011 02:25PM
Probably because they are recycled.
Re: Why does recycled plastic wear in so fast?
July 23, 2011 07:26PM
Because it is USED!

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Re: Why does recycled plastic wear in so fast?
July 23, 2011 09:08PM
Yea but they are all remolded, so they still come from the factory new.

recycled star plastic shouldn't beat in like dx
Re: Why does recycled plastic wear in so fast?
July 24, 2011 07:24AM
Cause you hit too many trees per round :-)
Re: Why does recycled plastic wear in so fast?
July 24, 2011 08:26AM
RobbyHarris Wrote:
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> Cause you hit too many trees per round :-)


haha whatever. I guess my putter hits more chains than anybody else, that's why it wears in so fast lol
Re: Why does recycled plastic wear in so fast?
July 25, 2011 03:58PM
Molded plastics contain chemicals which make them more flexible, durable and pliable. They are called "plasticizers," (no kidding) and are typically phosphate or phthalate based. Plasticizers are leached out from the plastc by UV (sunlight) and by heat (re-molding). Unless these compounds are replaced, prior to re-molding, they are present at a lower level than in the original plastic. This may be more than you really wanted to know. MAM
Re: Why does recycled plastic wear in so fast?
July 25, 2011 05:28PM
Mark M Wrote:
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> Molded plastics contain chemicals which make them
> more flexible, durable and pliable. They are
> called "plasticizers," (no kidding) and are
> typically phosphate or phthalate based.
> Plasticizers are leached out from the plastc by UV
> (sunlight) and by heat (re-molding). Unless these
> compounds are replaced, prior to re-molding, they
> are present at a lower level than in the original
> plastic. This may be more than you really wanted
> to know. MAM


That's actually what I wanted to know, Thanks! At least somebody knows what they're talking about
Re: Why does recycled plastic wear in so fast?
July 26, 2011 02:38PM
Wow, MAM.....helluva post!!

Had to take a sip from my beaker after that one!! Kudos!!





MAM AKA "the Science Guy!!"
Re: Why does recycled plastic wear in so fast?
July 26, 2011 02:54PM
no kidding!!! Great read!

Hukd on fonikz werkd fur mi!
Re: Why does recycled plastic wear in so fast?
July 26, 2011 03:25PM
As I said, the plastic is USED, as in all the techno detail above, thuis missing the original formulations! Baring the technical explination, what I said was correct!

Think about it!

So, in actuality, I DID know what I am talking about!

Just sayin'

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417-296-6560 Cell

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Re: Why does recycled plastic wear in so fast?
July 26, 2011 09:56PM
DG Guy Wrote:
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> As I said, the plastic is USED, as in all the
> techno detail above, thuis missing the original
> formulations! Baring the technical explination,
> what I said was correct!
>
> Think about it!
>
> So, in actuality, I DID know what I am talking
> about!
>
> Just sayin'

everybody knows it's used, hints the word "recycled"

I actually wanted to know the technical explination
Re: Why does recycled plastic wear in so fast?
July 26, 2011 09:59PM
Ok its old plastic. You think of it like this. Old plastic. Old people had it they get tired faster. Lol kidding... Its the heat that melts it makes it understable faster. Really
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