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Unread 12-06-2012, 11:41 AM   #16
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hmm ya may have better luck with a saw or heated tool
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Unread 12-06-2012, 08:05 PM   #17
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hmm ya may have better luck with a saw or heated tool
So im guessing it wasnt the right foam? hehe

well since ive searched around the internet way too much ill just go around the shops once again and see if they know something more about it,

As far as i know it could be:

EVA foam
Plastazote foam
polyurethane foam
L200

so maybe if i ask around on that they might point me in the right direction
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Unread 12-07-2012, 02:11 AM   #18
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I'm pretty sure it isn't polyurethane foam. I'm not familiar with L200 foam. Plastazote is a brand name of polyolefin foam, and yeah, that's possible. It could also be polyethylene foam, which is commonly found in cheap camping pads and life jackets; though from the photos, I sorta doubt it.

Most of these foams have similar enough properties that they can all potentially work. If you're having trouble cutting it, you might just not have a sharp enough blade. A fresh blade on an X-acto knife, or disposable utility knife shouldn't have too much trouble cutting through it. You might just need to use multiple shallow strokes. Hot-wire tools of course just blast right through it.
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Unread 12-07-2012, 05:37 PM   #19
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I'm pretty sure it isn't polyurethane foam. I'm not familiar with L200 foam. Plastazote is a brand name of polyolefin foam, and yeah, that's possible. It could also be polyethylene foam, which is commonly found in cheap camping pads and life jackets; though from the photos, I sorta doubt it.

Most of these foams have similar enough properties that they can all potentially work. If you're having trouble cutting it, you might just not have a sharp enough blade. A fresh blade on an X-acto knife, or disposable utility knife shouldn't have too much trouble cutting through it. You might just need to use multiple shallow strokes. Hot-wire tools of course just blast right through it.

thats the point...it was a brand new knife :P

But im gonna try a few things out and see whats the best way....in the mean time ill stick with normal paper and make stuff from that or ill just buy some Plastazote foam(the only foam i could find that was for a decent price and ships to the netherlands) and see how that goes...hopefully allot better then the yoga mat xD

its not like the foam could dissapear....or could it? *cough*21st*cough*

cause it was allot easier finding out what paper/fiberglass to use then searching the right kind of foam

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Unread 07-24-2013, 05:34 PM   #20
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Hi Darkbillie, I want to make the armor of the Iron Patriot out of foam. I got the same problem. I can't find some good foam for my armor. I was wondering if the Plastazote foam that you ordered is the foam were you (and I) are looking for.
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