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Old 12-11-2008, 02:37 PM
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when using foam is it posible to put fiberglass over this or how do i make a mold im new to this want to make some fake logs yeah u know where im going with this

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The right kind of foam..we used to get the blue foam board from the lbr yard for that sort of thing..check to see that the resino does not eat the foam..regular styrofoam will melt if you get fiberglass resin on it..

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when using foam is it posible to put fiberglass over this or how do i make a mold im new to this want to make some fake logs yeah u know where im going with this
Two-part sculpting polyurethane foam is fine with all resins
http://www.uscomposites.com/foam.html

Styrofoam based insulation foam is OK with epoxy resins.

Polyisocyanurate foam is ok with all resins but very expensive.
http://www.fibreglast.com/showproduc...-Foam-156.html


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I can't get to the Wiki article right now, or I'd get you a link..But look on there, because there is an article that shows someone making a radiator shroud using a foam mold...It goes through the step by step process....

Sorry I couldn't help more...

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I can't get to the Wiki article right now, or I'd get you a link..But look on there, because there is an article that shows someone making a radiator shroud using a foam mold...It goes through the step by step process....

Sorry I couldn't help more...

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http://www.crankshaftcoalition.com/w...***_fan_shroud
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Ed Roth, the master

Roth used to use foam... then plaster mixed with vermiculite to do his body bucks..
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Go to any floral/hobby shop and get floral setting foam. Its also really cheap at Wal-Mart as well. I used that to make the mold for my grille insert, and it came out pretty good. The stuff is easily sandable, and you use a razor blade to cut off the big pieces that aren't needed.
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