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Old Aug 17, 2007, 02:11 PM
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Where to get 3 or 4" thick blue foam??

need some blue foam thicker than available 2" sheets.
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Old Aug 17, 2007, 06:19 PM
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RCFoam

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Old Aug 18, 2007, 02:00 AM
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Thanks golem.
Shipping is on a high side. For each sheet they charge you $10 in shipping only plus item cost.
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Old Aug 18, 2007, 09:29 AM
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lows/menards/home depot usually
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Old Aug 18, 2007, 10:54 PM
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Thanks golem.
Shipping is on a high side. For each sheet they charge you $10 in shipping only plus item cost.
Foam shipping is a darn catch-22. Nice and light but usually oversize or close to it warranting a ship price bump. I myself have never bought the thicker stuff but have run into a few occasions where it would have come in handy. Think I'll take skaterkid65663's advice and look close at my local Lowes/Depot and hopefully locate a sheet or block.

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Old Aug 19, 2007, 06:30 AM
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You could always get some 1.5" or 2" stuff and glue it together.
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Old Aug 19, 2007, 10:09 AM
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You could always get some 1.5" or 2" stuff and glue it together.
What glue to use?

I intend to hot wire cut the large profiles, thicker than 3". Any glue I tried made a NO NO for a hot wire, it either brakes or just stops at the glue joints!!

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Old Aug 19, 2007, 10:31 AM
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Find a store that is selling foam billets for floating docks , about 6 " x 24" x 8 ' , no glueing required.
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Old Aug 19, 2007, 11:59 AM
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Use Gorila glue for making bigger blocks. I use it on fuses and after I have the block with the size I need, can be cut with hot wire. Work like a charm. Only thing is that when you start cutting the glue joint, the wire will move much slower cuz the glue joint much more dense that the foam. Otherwise have no problem to go with the hot wire. Give it a try on small pieces and you'll find the right speed for cutting the joint.
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Old Aug 19, 2007, 09:50 PM
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thanks big time guys
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