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View Poll Results: How much foam do you consume?
1 bundle or less per year 83 33.88%
1-2 bundles per year 98 40.00%
2-6 bundles per year 42 17.14%
1-2 bundles per month 7 2.86%
2-4 bundles per month 4 1.63%
4 or more bundles per month 11 4.49%
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Feb 04, 2012, 06:18 PM
AKA Don
Quote:
Originally Posted by k.smith459
it's £5.39 in my LHS

per sheet !
That's about $8.50 per sheet.
We expect to be able to beat that if you purchase a 16 sheet box of 6 mm.
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Feb 04, 2012, 06:47 PM
was geht , müssen unten kommen
Keenan smith's Avatar
K

will listen out i use about 3-5 sheets a week on avg so ill will be making a big order

how much would 3mm Be ??
Feb 04, 2012, 07:56 PM
Total Noob
bkboggy's Avatar
I think their starting thickness will be 6mm, just to see how things go.
Feb 04, 2012, 08:07 PM
was geht , müssen unten kommen
Keenan smith's Avatar
This could burn a major hole in my pocket
Feb 05, 2012, 09:53 AM
AKA Don
Quote:
Originally Posted by bkboggy
I think their starting thickness will be 6mm, just to see how things go.
Getting the 6 mm product qualified and ready to sell in the USA is the current priority. After that, shipping to other locations and product variations of color, thickness, and density will be considered to grow the business.
Don
Feb 05, 2012, 10:29 AM
Retired CAD guy
birdofplay's Avatar
I am surprised at the Price of depron in EU.

It is made in Germany or at least in EU by german company.
SO shipping should be cheaper than all the way to the USA.

I have heard that Depron is used as a flooring insulator and underlayment.
If that it true then I expect that the UK building trades should be importing the stuff
at relatively high volumes, thus making it widely available to modelers.

So I assume that the Govt is applying some sort of PUNITIVELY high Tax.

Then might do so to anything coming from USA as well.

Bob
Feb 05, 2012, 10:35 AM
Foam Flyer
Depdog's Avatar
Good luck with Adams, your going to need it.

About 5 years ago when I was big into this and FFF had just been cut off at Lowes I went to them. The housing market was still booming, so we were a little peon to them.

Dan (FoamFly) actually bought a large pile of green and white FFF they had made for someone that backed out. Thats how I found out about them. I contacted them about white FFF with no ink and no holes. I got the minimum order and borrowed the money to make it (at the time it was 4 pallets). Delay after Delay after Delay ensued. Finally they agreed to send me some samples. What they sent me was not up to snuff in density and was too flexible. I emailed back with my observations and after that got told they had some large insulation orders and that basically they would have to contact me in the future to let me know when they could do my run.

That contact never happend. Maybe since the housing/building market is in such a horrible condition they are looking at hobbiest seriously now as a source of income for them. Either way, good luck with them, they pretty much killed the small hobby business I had and a lot of my desire to fly since I could not build my own planes anymore.

Glenn Viveiros
(used to be FoamTastic Models)
Feb 05, 2012, 10:38 AM
Registered User
Does home depot and lowes not carry FFF anymore? I still got the bundle that I bought about a year ago. Just used up 4 sheets last night on a larger plane so gonna need some more soon.
Feb 05, 2012, 02:48 PM
Total Noob
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They do, but it's extremely hard to find. I spent over a month of strenuous search and calling around to narrow it down to 2 Lowe's in upper (Tamecula to Barstow) southern California: Ontario and Huntington Beach. Other ones (even the ones that say they might have it on the website) won't even order it. Allied Building Supplies can order pretty much anything you desire, but they won't do it unless you order a minimum of 2 pallets, unless they have it on hand. Most of other foam companies in this area only deal with EPS, which is not bad if you have a good foam cutter and do not plan on crashing your models.

$Tree is becoming more and more popular.... unless this thing here turns out well.
Feb 05, 2012, 03:20 PM
Registered User
Doushiyou12's Avatar
Subbed I use Dow fff, dollar foam and depron so more options the better.
Feb 05, 2012, 03:56 PM
was geht , müssen unten kommen
Keenan smith's Avatar
what is this dollor tree i wanna investigate
Feb 05, 2012, 05:44 PM
Total Noob
bkboggy's Avatar
3m depron-like foam (a bit softer and a bit more fregile) covered in paper on both sides, making it approximately 5mm. Most people peel the paper, simply because it's too heavy and comes off too easily if it gets wet. Dollar Tree stores sell them, but I think it's US only. Oh, and it's dirt cheap.... $1.00 for a 20"x30" sheet, making it around 24 cents per square foot.
Feb 05, 2012, 10:11 PM
MK
MK
Registered User
A Lowes 20 mins. from me have FFF for $30 a bundle of 25 sheets. 2' x 4' x 0.25 inch. Is that a good price? It's greenish in color and not blue.
Feb 05, 2012, 10:16 PM
Stick, roger ball.
Yes. The blue stuff is $37 at my home depot.
Feb 05, 2012, 10:20 PM
Registered User
My Lowes still has the blue FFF.

I've heard that the green FFF is more brittle and difficult to work with.


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