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PVC foam board, fiberglass lay-up?

Does anyone know if pvc foam board and fiberglass are compatible? I can not find a msds or tech sheet for the product I have. Anyone have success laying up fiberglass on pvc foam board. I googled it and came up short on a reliable answer. Thank You in advance, JCAR
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I think the resin will melt the foam. But one sure way to find out, mix some up n mop it on and see what it does.
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Yep, that is exactly what I am about to do. I was just wondering if anyone has been successful at it, tips, tricks, etc. I don't always realize something is impossible right away!! JCAR
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I don't think the resin will melt the foamboard, but I don't know for sure. I do know that it is heat formable and will withstand temperatures in the 250* range. Did you post your question on Fiberglass Forums? Here's the link: CLICK HERE
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I wish I could find PVC foam board in the Portland, OR area. Any one have any advice on finding a supplier?
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Any sign shop or plastic supplier should have it or be able to get it. Like this place: CLICK HERE Click on "Plastics" then "Sheet" then scroll down to PVC. PVC foamboard is also called expanded PVC or closed cell PVC, and the brand they handle is Celtec.
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dan , what thickness do you use most ?
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I use the green stuff at hobby lobby.... That is used in the bottom of a flower pot... Work's very good and easy to sand..
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dan , what thickness do you use most ?

I use 3MM (about 1/8") and 6MM (about 1/4"). I use the 3MM the most by far to make panels with. It cuts with regular woodworking tools. If you want to drill holes, especially large holes, Forstner bits work the best.

Randy: This stuff is solid, and comes in 4' by 8' sheets, it's not like the stuff in the bottom of a flower pot.
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thanks dan. i have a car coming up that i am doing the interior . it is one i am building to sell and will be pretty exotic inside.
46 ford sedan, top laid down 3 in in front , 108 in wb ( same as vette ) 59 chevy dash , mostly painted metal inside. will use the foam board to make all the panels. at least i hope i get it done. first complete interior .
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Randy: This stuff is solid, and comes in 4' by 8' sheets, it's not like the stuff in the bottom of a flower pot.


Yea... I know what your talking about Mr. Dan...Just wanted him to know it's also good for laying up fiber glass....Sorry.. I jumped in with something a little of topic..
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I knew what you were talking about, Randy, and so did Shine. You're right, the green flower pot stuff is great for fiberglass forms.
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Any sign shop or plastic supplier should have it or be able to get it. Like this place: CLICK HERE Click on "Plastics" then "Sheet" then scroll down to PVC. PVC foamboard is also called expanded PVC or closed cell PVC, and the brand they handle is Celtec.
Thank you, Dan!! I picked up a few sheets of the 3mm today. This stuff is great to work with! And the price was very good I thought.
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I pay about $26 for the 3MM 4' by 8' sheets. My supplier also has 5' by 10' sheets. If you drill large holes in it, use Forstner bits if you have them, or spade bits, but go real slow and/or put a backer board under where you drill. Auger bits seem to tear it up.
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Thank you for the information, as always!

They sold it to me for $26/sheet for white.
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