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Oct 01, 2014, 06:57 PM
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Sacramento-local source for Foil/Foam wing cover material?


Hey, guys...

I was looking around for a source within range of Davis/Sacramento/Woodland area for the nice foil-coated foam material that some guys are using to make sleeves for wings, stabs, fuses, etc.

I saw one posting suggesting buying a bunch of "dollar store windshield shades" and I suppose I could go that route, but if someone knows where to buy the good stuff in rolls, please let me know. If it comes down to buying a large quantity and splitting it out to members to get a good deal, I'm willing to do it.
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Oct 02, 2014, 10:31 AM
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I bought a roll of this at OSH, but it looks like Lowes carries it as well. Double reflective insulation, or basically silver foil covered bubble wrap.

http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?...llow&cId=PDIO1
Oct 02, 2014, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by awilmunder
I bought a roll of this at OSH, but it looks like Lowes carries it as well. Double reflective insulation, or basically silver foil covered bubble wrap.

http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?...llow&cId=PDIO1
From what I read in another thread on RCGroups, the foil-covered bubble-wrap has a tendency to shed foil onto model surfaces, so I was saving it as a last resort if I can't find the other stuff.

The "other stuff" is a foil backed underlayment for hardwood flooring, with foil on one side of closed-cell foam, and the other side is a pliable plastic sheeting. This is what some of the glider makers use for bags, like: http://www.rcrcm.com/?cat=12

So anyway, I don't mean to dismiss the bubble-wrap stuff, I'm just hoping to find a local source for the underlaminate stuff.