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Old 15 November 2014, 18:15   #1
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Cutting Chip Foam???

Cutting Chip Foam - I recently purchased some chip foam from the internet...

Imagine my surprise when it arrived and it was not the correct size!!!

After speaking with the vocally challenged gentleman, I was rather reluctant to let him have my home address to collect it!!!

He informed me that I could not use a hot wire to trim it to the domed shape that was offered by his internet site!

Is this true? Or should i drive to his premises and insert said foam into the vocally challenged gentleman's nostrils???

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Old 15 November 2014, 18:39   #2
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You need to cut it with a very sharp knife!
Don't try the hot wire, or send it back, I don't think hid nostrils will cut it!!
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Old 15 November 2014, 18:50   #3
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This is it, from left to right:

Left: what I want

Middle: what I've accomplished with a knife with what he sent me (although I stil think his nostrils may make a better job)

Right: what the nobber sent me!!!

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Old 15 November 2014, 19:29   #4
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Hmmm chip foam is tricky to cut.
It's reconstituted foam so there are bits of harder foam in it.
Do you have access to a bandsaw?
If so you could cut it into sections cut it on its 'end' and stick the bits back together.
An electric carving knife will cut it but again it's tricky to get a smooth finish. The 'lumps' can show through the vinyl. Using what you have I would trim to shape as best as you can then wrap a thin piece of foam over it. Maybe a bit of 1/2"
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Where did you get it ?


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eFoam, foam cut to size: Chair cushion

Now am I metal (don't answer that) or is that a semicircle???
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Try thefoamshop.co.uk speak to Mark,sometimes cylindrical foam cut through cross section can do the job.


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or once gets shape - wrap with thinner flexible foam on top...


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Interested to hear see how you got on with these, need to do the same on my 4.8m ribcraft.

Can't really afford to pay a pro to do them at the moment, so be great if i can do it myself.
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