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2 part poly foam

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by cavsfj40, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. cavsfj40

    cavsfj40

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    i want to make some molds of my amby doors and front doors before they rust out. i think that the foam would be the ticket. i need a couple gallons for this i fugure, but i have no idea where to get it. i guess i could look, but i thought maybe one of you guys would know
     
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    What kind of foam? Like the kind they use to fill voids in boats that keeps them from sinking?
     
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    yeah, just you basic 2 part closed cell poly. i found a mairne supply place but they seem a little steep. any ideas what else i can use to make these molds?
     
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    You could use casting plaster, urethane foam that comes in a can or fiberglass/resin/bondo. Sounds like an interesting project.
     
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    yeah. i have some experience working with fiberglass but nothing this serious. built a small boat hull w/it and thats about it. i am thinking after i get the molds made, i might just take it to the boat shop and get them to do the spray glassing instead of laying the fibers. it depends. it would be decent tho and if i get the molds right, it would be alot cheaper than buying, and i could do carbon fiber for sh!ts and giggles.
     
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    RTV silicone makes some excellent molds as well. Don't know about cost on that kind of volume though, but it captures details very well.

    just my 2ยข,
    -dogboy- '87 FJ60