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Old Mar 27, 2011, 11:19 AM
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Scratch building with Dow FFF in California?

Anybody here in Ca build with this foam? Its availability apparently is commonplace on the east coast but it's proved impossible to find on the left coast with Lowe's, Home Depot and Allied.

Anybody have a source in SoCal? Willing to travel a couple hundred miles for a bundle, or have it shipped via online sale.

Thanks for any leads

Rick
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Old Mar 27, 2011, 11:36 AM
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Lowes in Dublin has it. Give them a call to see if they will ship it for you.
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Old Mar 27, 2011, 11:50 AM
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They confirmed to do have it, but they won't ship it from the store as they say it'd be too expensive.

Thanks, though.
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 12:24 AM
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The one in Lancaster has it, I don't know if they'll ship it but that's where I got mine from. One of the ones in Palmdale might too but I don't remember if I've seen it there or not.
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 01:06 AM
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I called my local Lowes, and they did all the legwork necessary to find the foam closest to me (Dublin, since I live in the Bay Area). Their service is great!
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 10:09 AM
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Thanks for the help guys. I'll see if my local Lowe's will do the legwork. Otherwise Lancaster will be seeing me. Great excuse for a 280-mile rt bike ride.
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 11:36 AM
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Been there. It isn't pretty (unless you catch the hills when the poppies bloom.) Be sure if you go to take in the Antelope Valley Wind Festival: Jan 1 to Dec 31. :-)
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Old Mar 29, 2011, 10:13 PM
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Thanks for the help guys. I'll see if my local Lowe's will do the legwork. Otherwise Lancaster will be seeing me. Great excuse for a 280-mile rt bike ride.
Hope you have a side car to carry the foam back.

It's a very regional thing. I live in New Mexico and no Lowes carry it. I had to get a buddy bring it in from another state when he was headed my way.

Marc
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Old Apr 07, 2011, 08:59 PM
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Been there. It isn't pretty (unless you catch the hills when the poppies bloom.) Be sure if you go to take in the Antelope Valley Wind Festival: Jan 1 to Dec 31. :-)
Lol, yeah, not too much beauty here but if you love planes you'll get to see a lot in their that are pretty low. I can often see the panel lines on the C130s and a lot of other planes from the windows in my house they're so low. An F16 was only about 300 feet off the ground a few days ago(looked so amazing flying that low). There's a reason they call this place 'Aviation Valley'
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Old Apr 07, 2011, 09:25 PM
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If you are close to Ontario,Ca that would be the place. I lived in San Jacinto last year and my flying buddy use to pick it up for me because he work in Ontario. Here you go. Give them a call or go online.
http://www.lowes.com/pd_127129-46086...ntity_sold%7C1
Item #: 127129
Model #: 669153
$37.87
Lowe's Of Ontario, CA
Store Number: 2270
2390 South Grove Avenue
Ontario, CA 91761
Phone: (909) 969-9053
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Old Apr 08, 2011, 12:30 AM
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Lowes in Irvine off Jamboree, had it in stock a few months ago, they are likely to still have it. It's the "skin on one side" type.
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