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Re: Web Sites w/ Foam Info For Tools, Techniques, Sources Et

Postby atahoekid » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:49 am

I looked at the aqua resin as a substitute for epoxy resin. Here's the the link to their technical data sheet http://www.rosebrand.com/downloads/Aqua ... ion%29.pdf The cost for the same coverage is about 3 times per my calculations. I like the product, it would probably be OK for use as a epoxy resin substitute but for the size of the project, I can't justify it. If I were doing something a lot smaller that a trailer, I could see using it. DRAT... looked promising
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Re: Web Sites w/ Foam Info For Tools, Techniques, Sources Et

Postby linuxmanxxx » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:01 am

Zoopoxy was the other water based epoxy someone posted and I think it wasn't too expensive from the response I got from contacting them for pricing. One of these days when I get more established, I'll build a camper doing an epoxy exterior and see how it comes out. I'm just leary because I'll have to paint it and unless oil based paint is used the finish is not good enough for a retail product and I hate dabbling with toxic non water based things. Maybe using a water based enamel might give me good enough results it remains to be found out when I eventually build one.
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Re: Web Sites w/ Foam Info For Tools, Techniques, Sources Et

Postby mezmo » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:37 pm

Just wanted to include this link for a foam coating from member
ghcoe's earlier post in the Foamie section here, to help corral/crosslink
it with other similar info in this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=52676
http://www.industrialpolymers.com/categ ... duct-list/

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Re: Web Sites w/ Foam Info For Tools, Techniques, Sources Et

Postby ghcoe » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:38 am

This looks interesting.

It consists of an extruded polystyrene foam panel, with a special reinforcement material on both sides and fleece webbing. I got suckered into watching the extended video. Wish they would have identified the glue and grout(?). Thought I would post here for reference.

http://www.schluterkerdiboard.com/products.aspx
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Re: Web Sites w/ Foam Info For Tools, Techniques, Sources Et

Postby mezmo » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:28 am

I came across this web site for SIPs that shows a very different
approach to them. These are meant for regular house/building
construction, of course, but I thought it interesting enough to
post here. It can be used as a source of ideas, or the method
could be adapted/emulated by the home builder - here for Foamies.

http://www.raycore.com/index.php

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Re: Web Sites w/ Foam Info For Tools, Techniques, Sources Et

Postby GPW » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:47 am

Don’t know if this has been mentioned before , but here is a company that specialized in Foam , and custom cuts and shapes foam for many varied purposes... Would be nothing for them to cut out a Foamie trailer , or a hundred... :o ... :thinking: http://www.drewfoam.com/
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Re: Web Sites w/ Foam Info For Tools, Techniques, Sources Et

Postby Audnorge » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:11 pm

In using foam panels for load bearing construction, would it be worth the additional costs to source Dow Highload 40, 60 or even 100 panels? It has many more times the compressive strength of the home foam panels. Of course, finding them on the net may be easier than locating them locally...
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Re: Web Sites w/ Foam Info For Tools, Techniques, Sources Et

Postby GPW » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:31 pm

Aud, maybe ??? You can contact Dow directly for more info ... :thinking:
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Re: Web Sites w/ Foam Info For Tools, Techniques, Sources Et

Postby KCStudly » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:19 pm

It's heavier and probably not necessary in most cases, IMO.
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Re: Web Sites w/ Foam Info For Tools, Techniques, Sources Et

Postby mezmo » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:08 am

Here's an interesting web site about building a "pseudo" Cord automobile.
[It just looks like a Cord, doesn't duplicate it, but it is a first class effort.]
The builder used fiberglass-and-foam composite to build the body panels.
The pics on that are good for inspiration and seeing the technique used;

http://www.home-built-cord.com/Page4.html

And talk about perseverance on a build...

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Re: Web Sites w/ Foam Info For Tools, Techniques, Sources Et

Postby mezmo » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:44 pm

Here's something I came across - a proposal to use molds to
cast individual houses in construction grade foam.

They have various types and methods, this one looks like a
'monopoly house'.

The IndiMold Construction Mold
http://construction.iaddicshelters.com/ ... /indimold/

Just extrapolate it into Foamied TDs and TTTs.

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Re: Web Sites w/ Foam Info For Tools, Techniques, Sources Et

Postby mezmo » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:45 pm

This is a cross-reference post for a fiberglass planking originally posted by Westcliffe01
in the "Re: FoamStream" thread - http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?p=1042969#p1042969
on Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:26 pm.

In that, he mentioned "C Flex" made by Seeman Composites - http://seemanncomposites.com/

And just for the sake of "posterity" and conciseness, here are the other links from Westcliffe01's thread:
http://smalltridesign.com/Trimaran-Arti ... ction.html
http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-for ... -hull.html

And here are a couple links for foam-core products for composite construction that I found
within those links:
- "Coosa Board" by http://www.coosacomposites.com/
-Foam Cores by http://www.gurit.com/files/documents/co ... ev7pdf.pdf

These products, in themselves, are probably not low in cost, but with items like these, one
needs to weigh their performance attributes vs your needs vs costs etc. and go from there...

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Re: Web Sites w/ Foam Info For Tools, Techniques, Sources Et

Postby mezmo » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:04 am

Another Cross-Reference posting; For a new Foam Cutting Circular Saw Blade:

Original Post: By forum member rusty63; 01-24-14,
"new foam blade - did you see this?"

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=58689

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Re: Web Sites w/ Foam Info For Tools, Techniques, Sources Et

Postby HMK » Sat May 10, 2014 3:04 pm

Well, I made it all the way through this thread. I'm assuming Titebond Ii and cloth is still the preferred method?
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Re: Web Sites w/ Foam Info For Tools, Techniques, Sources Et

Postby be_a_jayhawk » Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:00 pm

There is do much info here on glue and canvass but I was wondering what you guys used to get clean cuts on your foam? Seems like a good old fashioned box knife isn't going to be the best option but what else is out there?
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