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Post Wed Jan 16, 2002 1:31 am

Hi guys
Just thought I would ask has anyone tried sign foam. If so what did you think?
Its seems very fragile but can actually take a good hammering... and is very easy to cut & work with. Just thought I would mention it as I did a sign with it last week and it turned out great. Very pleased with it.
Would have taken a picture for the gallery but forgot my cam... silly ass.
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Post Wed Jan 16, 2002 8:43 am

dont knock your ass rachel looks ok from here!
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Post Wed Jan 16, 2002 7:15 pm

foam pvc sheets, can vary in density
hence the easy cutting,
lower density sheets tend to cost less than denser sheets because there is more air and less foam, as your air expands in summer watch that baby move :sad:
foam pvc is a good media for signs but not the best, only one foam pvc on the market carries a 5 year warranty and thats forex classic (only white) but this still expands
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Post Wed Jan 16, 2002 9:58 pm

no sorry not that kind of sign foam.
high density polyurethane board.
its used for carving, routing etc.comes in thicknesses of about .75 to 8 inches thick & is available upto about 10 ft x 5 ft. its excellent for cut letters.
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Post Thu Jan 17, 2002 10:19 pm

yea im playing with the stuff at the moment and styrofoam for sculpting, i love it cause you can do anything with it !!!!!
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Post Sun Jan 20, 2002 3:12 pm

yes rachel
ive tried sign foam. its a great product to work with & is extremely light.
i think it will grow in popularity over the next year or so. but! the main problem i see with this product is it is over priced.
so many products come on the market. (great products) but there pit fall is there price.
if the price was reasonable then everyone would have a go. if they like it then they will continue to use it. but nobody is going to try a very expensive product if they are unsure about it to begin with.
like i said ive used it and would recommend people to at least try it. it can be used on a router or simply cut by hand. its great to sculpt & carve with. it lets the small trades man venture into 3 dimensional sign work at very low cost.
i think it would be good practice for the suppliers of sign foam to maybe send samples of the material to people that enquire about it.
i will be doing a demo on this material in tips & tricks along with others i have mentioned in pryor posts, so watch out for them.
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Post Sun Jan 20, 2002 10:25 pm

Robert, regarding the price of this stuff, it is used in building insulation and ive been trying to track it down, at the moment i can get it but it has an exterior laminate and its cheap ish as well...will let you know more as i find out
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Post Mon Jan 21, 2002 9:30 pm

Yes thanks Dave. Mind it has to be high-density stuff. I know you can buy same product elsewhere but the density is low.
This makes applying a coating to it much harder as the pours are much bigger so you have to seal them first. Then comes the strength if its low density it seems to break that bit easier.
Don?t get me wrong mate in the end they do the exact same job but these are problems that can occur when working with it.
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Post Tue Jan 22, 2002 10:19 pm

who's dave ????

yep the density is right up there, i spoke to a guy at kewell converters and he spent a good half hour going through every little thing regarding high density urethane boards, left him feeling like i knew exactly what he was on about !!!!!!!
aparantly you can get the stuff as hard as a brick or as dense as my wifes custard
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Post Tue Jan 22, 2002 10:48 pm

lol...... sorry davi
Sounds great mate. Do you know what sizes of sheet they come in?
If you know prices let me know also.
Thanks for the tip I appreciate it.

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