Sources for foam?

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  1. Mike Lenthol

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    I'm basically looking for a flat sheet of open cell foam maybe 1/8" to 1/4" thickness, for DIY, preferably medium gray. Any online sources, or even better, local stores where you seen foam sell at?
    After visiting a few local hardware stores (Ace, Sears, Home Depot...) and after spending about a minute of explaining what foam is using various analogies and examples, like "under carpeting" etc (vast majority had no idea what foam is) they could not recall having any in stock. Careful inspection of virtually every aisle in the stores did not turn up foam in any form, except in 'weather stripping' department.
     
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    Look in the Yellow Pages under "foam rubber".
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    How much foam are you looking for?
    I happen to have a couple of rolls lying around, one smallish and one largish. Neither is gray, but foam can be dyed.
    Jerry
    [Edited last by JerryHatchett on July 28, 2001 at 10:24 AM]
     
  4. Mike Lenthol

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    2 - 17" x 20" pieces should do it.
    I even went through a few packing outlets, that do professional packaging, none of them used it, odd. Yellow pages turned up only manufacturers, they would not want to sell small quantity for sure.
    [Edited last by Mike Lenthol on July 28, 2001 at 11:21 AM]
     
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    If you don't find some, e-mail me. I'll send you some for the cost of shipping (which won't be much because it's so light) if 1/2" will work for you. I have a mammoth roll of it in the warehouse.
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    >Yellow pages turned up only manufacturers, they would not want to sell small quantity for sure.
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    It's been my experience that they often will give me scraps/samples for the asking of whatever product/material I wanted at the moment. At the least they have given me a list of local distributors who more often than not either give me scraps/samples, or at least a list of local retailers.
    I once had a need for a small quantity of a mil spec $1000/gal two part epoxy. Their marketing dept. gave me demo kit worth ~$46.
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    Try looking under upholstery. I have a local
    place that does sofa re-upholstering. They
    have all kinds of foam and upholstery fabric.
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    Have you tried fabric or craft stores yet? We just bought some 2" open-cell foam for an upholstery project at Michael's.
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  10. Mike Lenthol

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    Thanks for great ideas people! [​IMG]
    I was in one fabric/crafts all in one sort of a store, but they only had foam in pieces large enough to make king sized mattresses, there are few others around too, guess they are worth looking into, as do some of the upholstery places. 1/4" thickness is oddly thin though, but I guess with some luck and persistence I'll track it down somewhere [​IMG]
     
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    I am looking for foam too for the inside of myn 4ft^3 sonosub. I would like to use eggcase foam (the bumpy kind like the bottom of an egg carton) but I cannot find anyplace that has it. What kind of foam works the best or does it even matter?
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