What's the best expanding foam for vinyl kits?

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  1. Keith

    Keith Sr Member

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    I have a new horizon ED-209 on its way to me and i was wondering whats the best expanding foam to use on this sort of kit?

    I have always filled vinyl kits with resin, or fiberglassed them on the inside and although i plan on filling the legs of the ED-209 with resin, i want to fill the head section with expanding foam.

    BTW, here is a new target thingy that i just made for the ED-209 model:
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    Keith.
     
  2. RickDTM

    RickDTM Sr Member

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    Smooth On makes a great range of foams. Check here:

    http://www.smooth-on.com/foams.htm

    Mountians in Minutes also works pretty well. I would avoid using the canned stuff you can get at Home Depot or Lowes. For me, they didn't dry right (unbeknownst to me) and when I glued the pieces together, by the next day they were quite swollen. Gotta tell ya, a Rancor w/a balloon head is not a pretty sight.....
     
  3. Keith

    Keith Sr Member

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    Thanks for the info.
    It would be really bad if the foam expanded so much that it deformed the shape of a rare model. I might just fiberglass it on the inside like i did with my horzon T2 hunter killer.

    Thanks,

    Keith.
     
  4. temponaut

    temponaut Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Check out the link below, which will take you to the "Tip File" page of the Dan Perez Studio site. Scroll down until you come to "Filling Vinyl Kits."

    Dan Perez Studios: Tip File
     

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