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Thread: Foam to use as a base in fiberglassing, bondo work, etc.

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    Polyurethanes are resin safe, it will not eat this type of foam. Styrofoam (expanded polystyrene) will be destroyed by fiberglass resins. Many fiberglass shops use styrofoam to make plugs, the secret is to paint the styrofoam thoughly with latex house paint, thereby keeping the resin from reaching the foam.

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    isn't that kinda what i just said?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoHybrid View Post
    isn't that kinda what i just said?
    no, its not KIND of what you said

    its EXACTLY what you said

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    man... some people's kids...
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    can i Paint styrofoam with latex house paint then bondo over that to smooth the surface?

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    yes... as long as you don't tear the paint layer. and remember styrofoam is VERY soft compared to bondo, so unless you've got a super delicate touch, expect cracking.
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    GoHybrid, My post is almost exactly what you said, but I didn't get it from you. Look at the timestamps of the posts, they're 12min apart. I was away from my computer for a few minutes while I was replying. Your post was not yet up when I hit the reply button. I wasn't trying to step on anyones toes, just to provide additional information. Had I read your post, I would have moved right by this thread without comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giwo View Post
    GoHybrid, My post is almost exactly what you said, but I didn't get it from you. Look at the timestamps of the posts, they're 12min apart. I was away from my computer for a few minutes while I was replying. Your post was not yet up when I hit the reply button. I wasn't trying to step on anyones toes, just to provide additional information. Had I read your post, I would have moved right by this thread without comment.
    i dont think he meant any hard feelings by it, lol

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    heh... don't worry giwo. i was just playing around.
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