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Old Jan 05, 2013, 04:12 PM
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Yep, I'll be very interested to see what the final cost is. Thanks for following this through. We could be on a real winner.
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 03:22 PM
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OK I spoke with Mike and the situation is that he is organizing the hot-wire cutter to trim down 'our' foam, so before too long it'll be available.
$100 (US) delivered to your door would seem to be the price. That's A$95.21 at today's rate.
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 04:32 PM
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That's a pretty good deal. I'm very tempted.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 10:36 PM
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Hey whiskers, is there any Aus suppliers they we can mail order foam from.
The old suppliers threads are getting a bit long in the tooth, so thought I'd check.
I'm sick of trying to get the paper off this darn poster board stuff i got from Eckersly's last week while on the coast! Great foam, but a bitch to get the paper off.
Is there any EPP available in Aus yet? Unfortunately I am in Roma QLD now, so can't just run down the street any more and grab more poster board.
The guys at Mr Toys in Kawana said they could get me some foam, but I didn't take it any further as I was heading home.

Is lIttle Mountain, Caloundra? if so I was staying just around the corner from you in Palmview at the olds last week.

Cheers
We can do EPP sheets in what ever thickness you like.
We can also do Extruded Polystyrene in what ever thickness you like.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 10:46 PM
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We can do EPP sheets in what ever thickness you like.
We can also do Extruded Polystyrene in what ever thickness you like.
Hello, sorry but who is "we"
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 10:57 PM
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 11:37 PM
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And EPP is the only foam you guys have / cut?

thanks
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 11:46 PM
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We can cut any foam. We have EPP and Expanded polystyrene in stock (most of the time), it just depends on the density your after.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 08:30 PM
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Quoting Springer: Weeelll folks the international boxes are up on the website. The button seems to work and we have a few boxes "assembled", so if anyone wants to be the guinea pig for first shipment we can give it a try! We settled on $45 for the box of 35 layers and $50 for shipping to all the countries I tested so far. Sheets are 8x40. That size was determined by the USPS Priority mail international requirements of max length of 42", girth plus length of <79".

That's $89.77 in our money today.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:43 PM
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wow that's actually, pretty good value
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:51 PM
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Just call me piggy

I'll let you know what I think when the stuff arrives.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 11:23 PM
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Ok, piggy finally got his package.

It was ordered on the 12th and dispatched the same day so no probs there.
Then it arrived at my door on the 21st, which was ok except that it wasn't my door.
AP stuffed up as per usual. After chasing around for a week I finally located it myself with no help from them.
Package arrived with only slight corner damage as you'd expect. A couple of sheets suffered as result but nothing too bad and they are make up sheets anyway.

Anyway....impressions.... I like it

It's much like depron to look at and has similar stiffness, however it is much easier to bend without cracking or breaking.
I reckon you could easily shape an airfoil or whatever.

Cuts well with less resistance to the blade. I tried it with a dull blade and there was no tearing, however a depron sample did tear.

It is also better to sand, being quicker and with less furies.

The sheets are a little wavy but not too bad and there is no skin like depron has on one side.

So at about half the price of depron and being a lot easier to work with I'd say this stuff is worth considering. If only AP were more reliable

I'll start on a project soon and report back on how it goes.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:04 AM
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AP! Don't ya love 'em!
Happy you like the product.
Looking forward to seeing what you build.
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Old Aug 12, 2013, 02:01 AM
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We can cut any foam. We have EPP and Expanded polystyrene in stock (most of the time), it just depends on the density your after.
Is there any reason you don't advertise Foam on your Website?

I have looked there numerous times and decided you didn't sell it.

What size would you be able to package for being sent through post?
Personally I doubt I would ever need bigger than 36" square or even 36" by 18" would probably do.

And if the prices is right I would buy a pack of a dozen or so sheets straight up.
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