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FOAMEX
« on: December 18, 2007, 01:50:09 »
Hy Guys
Has anyone used the material FOAMEX on a build ?.  if so, what do you recomend as the best type of glue, and is it easily worked. I have acsess to quite a bit of this material left over from an exhibition firm.
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Re: FOAMEX
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2007, 05:31:21 »
This is what I have made out of Foamex sofar.
I used "PVC hard" glue or Ruderer L530.
I find it a very nice material to work with.


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Re: FOAMEX
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2007, 06:36:41 »
HY ADAM
CRACKING BUILD THERE MATE, THATS WHAT I AM LOOKING TO DO WITH ONE OF MY TUGS ON A REBUILD  (FOTO,S ON ANOTHER THREAD.)
WHERE CAN YOU GET RUDERER L530 ? DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THAT !!
MANY THANKS
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Re: FOAMEX
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2007, 11:32:40 »
This is the site of the manufacterer: www.ruderer.de
Its German so I don't know the availability outside Germany.
However they do sell it in Holland.

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Re: FOAMEX
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2007, 11:37:22 »
is this the same thing as sentra posterboard ?
more boats then money

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Re: FOAMEX
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2008, 04:47:07 »
Hy Bigford
Not sure about Sentra Board, Foamex is used in the ehibition type industry for panneling between stalls at trade fairs, and by sign writers ect basically for sticking vynil letters to when making signs .
It is very light and starts at about 1/8 thick,  it,s made up of two pieces of very thin plasticy type sheet that sandwiches a thin dense  foam material. Not to be confused with styrene or plasticard.
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Re: FOAMEX
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2008, 04:51:39 »
Bigford,
Forgot to mention, have a look at the thread (Crane Barge Build ) on the Mayhem site, Blazing Penquin gives a good explanation of the way he uses it.
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Re: FOAMEX
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2008, 05:21:36 »
its the same stuff we have here in the states for sign
i've yet to find it. other swipping a for sale sign ;D
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Re: FOAMEX
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2008, 07:03:24 »
Hy Bigford
Have a look around some of the larger retail stores, they sometimes use it on their promo signs and then throw it out when they have finished, it,s worth a try.
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