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Black egg carton foam

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by Petes, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. Petes

    Petes Active Member

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    Does anyone know where I can buy some black egg carton foam for lining a portable gun case.
    I have a Pelican case that I am going to configure to fit 2 handguns and acc.

    Thanks for you help in advance.

    Pete

    petesimon@comcast.net
     
  2. Iansstud

    Iansstud SW WA / PDX Member

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  3. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I found some online too. I have been lurking in hopes that someone knew of a local source...
     
  4. rsmccsman

    rsmccsman Hillsboro Go Blazers!

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    You can buy foam at most fabric stores.
     
  5. ajf1

    ajf1 beaverton Member

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    how much do you need? i might have some
     
  6. tionico

    tionico Thurston County Well-Known Member

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    careful in actually buying the foam. There are different types of plastic, and different foam structures, out there. Some deteriorate fairly quickly, leaving a gritty powder all over the place. Others are hygroscopic.. they attract and hold moisture, just the thing you do NOT want to use in a gun case.

    I'd recommend dealing with a place specialising in foams and fabrics for commercial applications, telling them what you want and how you'll use it. They should know their product lines well enough to steer you clear of trouble. I do not know the names of foams and products, so I'd have to research it myself.. But I do know there are significant differences, and some types to avoid at all cost.
     
  7. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    +1. I just recently learned this. I found the right foam in bulk at a music store. It's used for re-lining used guitar and other instrument cases. Also used for building custom cases. It's the good stuff.
     
  8. ak56

    ak56 Carnation, Wa Active Member

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    The Container Store

    I know the one up here in Bellevue has the foam. There is one in Portland.
     
  9. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    What is the term they use to describe the good stuff? In other words, what do you ask for?
     
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  11. cwegga

    cwegga Helena, MT Active Member

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  12. DeletedUser1

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    just got the foam from Bauer Cases in vancouver.the foam only cost 12.00 for my replacement foam for my two rifle case.the carry pelican & storm cases for retail and can get replacement foam for about anything.
     
  13. cbzdel

    cbzdel Tacoma, WA Member

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    there used to be an actual "foam shop" by my last house, all they sold was foam, I went there a few times and bough some of the white egg crate foam..

    maybe just go on google maps and type in foam under your area?
     
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    DeletedUser1 Member

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    there is a foam shop on,i thik, 80th & stark.checked his prices and he was triple the price i paid.it is called A-1 foam.
     
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    CrossHairs Tigard Active Member

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  16. Pogue_Mahone

    Pogue_Mahone Eugene, OR Active Member

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    THAT is freakin awesome. Can't tell you how many times I wish I had that on Pirate4x4 or Zukikrawlers!