Core cell vs. Air cell foam?

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by Crocodile69, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. Crocodile69
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    Crocodile69 Junior Member

    I was initially going to use Gurit's Core cell foam for some deck sandwiching, but recently discovered Poly-u-mac's Air-Cell foam. Even though there is a large difference in cost (Air-Cell being cheaper), I still wanted to do the job right. Has anyone had any experience with Air-Cell foam?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. jiggerpro
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    jiggerpro Senior Member

    What I can tell you is that dealing with Gurit, particularly in regards to corecell purchase is going to be a true pain, du to their absurd missbehaviour and misstreatment of customers. Be advised.
     
  3. keith66
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    keith66 Senior Member

    I will second that. I never even managed to get a price out of them when i was starting my project. I ended up using an Airex product supplied by Trident foams.
    They were extremely helpful & a real pleasure to deal with.
     
  4. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    Derek Kelsall has been using Airex for over 20 years now, and is very happy with the result
     

  5. Lurch723
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    Lurch723 Junior Member

    I'm 3/4 of the way through my build in carbon/foam and have been using GURIT's Corecell M80, absolutely no problems, I love the product but I deal through an agent and obviously not GURIT themselves, the agent is great and very responsive.

    I guess we all have different experiences with different organisations?
     
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