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Old 07-29-2011, 01:47 PM
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That's a great price.

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This stuff is a dream to work with. Thank you for the recommendation!!
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yep, that is a great price. I just paid 40 bucks a sheet from a national big-box plastics store.....I think I will look for an additional supplier. This is my first attempt at using the stuff and I am really happy with the way it bends and shapes. I have not tried to glue it, or glue to it, yet. It does sew nice though !!. Any suggestions for gluing? I use top and trim adhesive for most applications because interior temps around here can exceed 120 often. Should I abrade the surface before I glue? I also have an area that i needed to pie-cut and I want to cement the edges back together, I am thinking PVC cement may work? Thank You, JCAR
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Try Tap Plastics, they sell fiberglass, and polyester, and epoxy resins, and all sorts of plastics. They also sell a two part expanding foam.

You can probably guess their website address, or you could google it. Of course I would leave a direct link, but it may get edited out
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You could leave a link to Tap Plastics as long as you're not the owner.
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Thank you. Just did not want to step on any toes.
http://www.tapplastics.com/

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yep, that is a great price. I just paid 40 bucks a sheet from a national big-box plastics store.....I think I will look for an additional supplier. This is my first attempt at using the stuff and I am really happy with the way it bends and shapes. I have not tried to glue it, or glue to it, yet. It does sew nice though !!. Any suggestions for gluing? I use top and trim adhesive for most applications because interior temps around here can exceed 120 often. Should I abrade the surface before I glue? I also have an area that i needed to pie-cut and I want to cement the edges back together, I am thinking PVC cement may work? Thank You, JCAR
You can use thin or gel type super glue (cyanoacrylate glue), or PVC solvent cement to glue the PVC foamboard to itself. The super glue works best. I have had good luck gluing the board face to face with foam to foam contact adhesive.

You don't need to scuff the foamboard when you use top and trim adhesive, but you do need to scuff closed cell foam lightly to glue it to the foamboard, or anything else for that matter.
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DanTwoLakes, thank you for the reply...I actually found an old thread where you discussed scuffing the panels...I didn't look hard enough the first time, sorry...Thank You for answering it again.
Now the fiberglass test, My test results are that fiberglass does not stick to PVC foam board, but it does not damage it either. So, the silver lining in all of this for me was that I made a killer mold in a few minutes with a panel of PVC foam board and a heat gun, and I can use the mold again. I pulled the glass when it was "green", because it is easier and cleaner to trim, but I do not think it made a difference. It was "sticky" to the board which helped the layup, but it was not sticky enough to be a permanent bond. I really like this board, it saved me a ton of wood working time...I just need to find a cheaper supplier, I got mine from TAP BTW, 40 bucks a sheet for 1/8" white, and I picked it up at the store.
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JCAR, do you mind posting some photos of what you made?
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I know this is an old thread, but anyone who is looking for this material will find it in abundant sizes and colors at sign supply dealers at reasonable prices. This also saves excessive shipping costs if you are near any moderate-sized city.

Sintra is the most common common brand name, though there are a few others. They'll know what you want for "a sheet of Sintra board".
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Sintra, Komatex, Palight, and CelTec are all name brands for PVC foamboard, which is also called closed cell PVC, foamed PVC, and expanded PVC. Besides sign shops, look for it also at sheet plastic supply houses. The one I deal with has it in 4' by 8' sheets as well as 5' by 10' sheets in two different thicknesses.
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