Foam core

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by Hotrod99, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. Hotrod99
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    New to the site so forgive me if this has been asked before...

    Where is the best place to buy foam core sheets? 1/4" and 1/2"

    Thanks
     
  2. Hotrod99
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    So is no one using foam core???

    or is everyone getting it for free somewhere? :rolleyes:

    Any help?

    thanks
     
  3. Jeff Therrell
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    Composites one has Diab in stock
     
  4. yokebutt
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    Hotrod,

    Unfortunately, structural core-foams are anything but free, but don't try to substitute with cheap stuff not intended for coring though.

    Yoke.
     
  5. Hotrod99
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    Thanks for the info. What is the Avg cost of a 4x8 sheet 1/2" thick?

    Thanks!
     
  6. yokebutt
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    Hotrod,

    At my local supplier a sheet (8 by 4 feet) of 1/2" H-80 Divinycell retails for $228.13 plus tax. As I said, anything but free.

    Yoke.
     
  7. jimslade
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    try nida core its around $60 for a 1/2 by 4by8 ft sheet
     
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  9. Hotrod99
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    Thank you all for the info! It's just what I was looking for!
     

  10. Jeff Therrell
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    The core we use is Diab and it cost $2.30 per Sq ft
     
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