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Jan 24, 2008, 05:47 PM
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Blue foam in Ventura county, CA *found*.


Anybody know of a source for foam in the Ventura county area? every place I'm finding is down in LA or further.

Thanks in advance,
Boz
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Jan 24, 2008, 06:01 PM
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Yo Boz, if you find some, hook me up too!
Jan 24, 2008, 06:38 PM
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We might need to employ Target as our mule.
Jan 24, 2008, 07:14 PM
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There's an Allied Building Supply branch in Ventura. See if they'll get the Anaheim branch to throw some Deckmate+ or Hiload 60 on a truck next time they're bringing other stuff to Ventura. That's how I get mine in Long Beach.

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Jan 24, 2008, 07:25 PM
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I assume the highload60 is the preferred foam?

It looks like deckmate plus is around 25psi. It looked rather porous. Does it need alot of filler/prep? What do they cut like???

Thanks Nauga.
Jan 24, 2008, 07:30 PM
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If you can get them to truck it, have them throw a few sheets on for me
Jan 24, 2008, 07:32 PM
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I'll let you know.
Jan 24, 2008, 07:32 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by theBOZman
I assume the highload60 is the preferred foam?

It looks like deckmate plus is around 25psi. It looked rather porous. Does it need alot of filler/prep?
Most of my comments pertain to cutting wings. Deckmate+ is 25 psi. I have Hiload 60 and DM+ but only use Hiload if someone asks for something special. DM+ is more than adequate for slope wings with reasonable thickness and either wood sheeting or glass or both, and is a lot easier to cut (less heat, faster cuts). I'm not sure what you have in mind as far as porosity...it needs to be covered or filled. I also use DM+ (or even 15 psi Deckmate) for shaping mold plugs - glass over foam to make it smooth and shiny. HTH.

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Jan 24, 2008, 07:35 PM
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I am just transitioning into the glass thing so I was going to start of doing "lost foam" on the fuse. The image I saw online ---> looked more like oasis or swiss cheese than foam.

For wings I will probably need to get a vac setup going but I was going to try to rough it for the first few. I thought some foam has different kerf rates on high ratio wings, so I dint know if the 25psi cut crappy...

Thanks again.
Jan 24, 2008, 07:51 PM
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I am just transitioning into the glass thing so I was going to start of doing "lost foam" on the fuse.
The cheaper the better then! Deckmate (with or without the +) is perfect for lost foam - carve/sand it to shape, then cover it with Zagi tape to seal. The tape smooths the foam AND keeps the acetone you'll use to lose the foam from softening the glass.

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Jan 24, 2008, 07:56 PM
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Deckmate is also a HELL of alot cheaper than Hi60. 2'x8'x2" DM is $9.65. The same size for Hi60 is $27.20. Yes, DM is fine for most applications at 25 PSI; compared to EPS which I believe is around 2PSI.

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Jan 24, 2008, 10:21 PM
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I was able to find a 4' x 8' sheet of blue foam (the crappy kind that moves around when you shape it) for relatively cheap from Santa Barbara Insulation on Calle Cesar Chavez here in S.B. Probably fine for lost-foaming stuff

Steve
Jan 24, 2008, 10:27 PM
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Boz,

go with deckmate.

http://www.alliedbuilding.com/about/...egid=&em=&zip=

The Ventura location is listed on that page.

The DM or DM+ are much easier to learn on, and work with.

For bagging supplies

http://www.joewoodworker.com/

Remember with vacuum sometimes less is more.
Jan 25, 2008, 09:00 AM
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I find your price down there interesting, Allied wants $25 for a 2X2X8 sheet of 25PSI in San Leandro.

I found it for $13 at a local lumber yard.

Mark
Jan 25, 2008, 09:17 AM
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Which lumber yard, Mark?


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