What type of foam?

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by allpropless, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. allpropless
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    allpropless Junior Member

    Ok, I've read around inside this sub-forum for two days now and still have yet to find what I'm looking for. Maybe I have been searching the wrong terms but anyways..

    I'm simply looking for that pink foam boards/sheets that can be glued together and shaped to a desired form to lay up carbon fiber around /over /inside. I'm looking for no structural properties etc. It has been around 7 years since I have worked with carbon fiber and I cant remember where I used to get that stuff for the life of me, help?

    thanks!
     
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    Home Depot, Menards, Lowes
     
  3. marshmat
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    It's the exact same extruded polystyrene (XPS, Styrofoam) sold as insulation. Makes decent moulds, if you don't mind the mess of tiny fuzzed-up bits that are left over when you're done cutting and shaping it.
     
  4. allpropless
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    thanks guys. I was going to get by Home Depot today a look at insulation to see if that was what I was looking for but didnt make it today. Now I know what to look for.

    I'm looking at making a center console for a john boat and I would like to use a female mold, what is a good (cheap) compound to use over the foam mold that will cure to be sturdy enough to do my lay up and vacuum bagging in?
     

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    Ike Senior Member

    I bought some at Home depot for my dinghy. It is not expensive and easy to cut. comes in 2 foot by 8 foot by 2 inch sheets.
     
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