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Old Sep 10, 2011, 03:35 PM
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Has anyone used this foam from the Dollar Tree?


I went to the dollar tree last week to pick up some more foamboard when I saw this black foamboard. I just glanced at it but never really thought much about it.
Today I went to see if I could find it and it wasn't there I asked the manager when they would be in stock and he said "Maybe never" and he gave me the option if I wanted him to order some now and they would be there in about 2 days. I told him ill come back. But yes here is the link: http://www.dollartree.com/catalog/pr...oductId=310686

If anyone has used that foamboard please tell me if its good or not. I don't want to waste $50 on foamboard ill never use.
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Old Sep 10, 2011, 07:09 PM
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The white is better
Old Sep 11, 2011, 12:09 AM
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Not sure if it is the same thing I got at my local dollar tree which is the same Adam's brand foamboard, but with black paper rather than white. The foam in the middle is still white. I couldn't see any difference (other than color) between the black and white foamboard.
Old Sep 20, 2011, 09:44 PM
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Redi board is made in a number of colors. Dollar tree mostly sells the white. I bought about 6 or 7 sheet of the black. I have also bought green yellow and red from a craft stor in this area. Once you strip the paper off the foam under the paper is all the same.

If you are going to leave the paper on, you may like it better because it is a different color.
Old Oct 19, 2011, 04:45 PM
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dollar tree foam board is good for sketching out the plane and cutting. just peal it off after, n good to go.
anyone tried to use CA to harden the wing front or nose? have used it on smaller planes, seems to do ok.
Old Nov 29, 2011, 02:27 PM
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It is very difficult to remove the paper from the black DT foamboard. This is a disadvantage for building techniques described in https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1504758.

For me, the white is much better, and I can paint it whatever color I want (ever try painting a black surface?)

However, I have built some planes with the black foamboard. It looks cool when you paint the foam edges a different color.
Old Nov 29, 2011, 06:04 PM
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It is very difficult to remove the paper from the black DT foamboard. This is a disadvantage for building techniques described in https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1504758.

For me, the white is much better, and I can paint it whatever color I want (ever try painting a black surface?)

However, I have built some planes with the black foamboard. It looks cool when you paint the foam edges a different color.
I bought some of the black a few months ago and I must agree is doesn't come off good at all. It is hard to take off, and leaves a lot of paper behind which look nasty, black on white,

I tryed painting the black paper and leaving it on. After the paint was dry the paper flexed and began to come off. Of course I have tryed painting the white and it does the same thing. I like leaving the paper on for strength but after a while it comes off. I have covered the foam with silkspan held on with watered down white glue and that worked good. It was much stronger and very little extra weight.

I'm not sure any of the colored paper is better because it does let loose after a period of time and that encludes the white paper. It seems like once the paper has taken on moisture it begins to let go of its grip.


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