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cutting foam

ScottD3 Apr 19, 2013

  1. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya saloon TDi

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    I need to cut up some foam pads for my boot but want to get a better finish than last time.

    Anyone know the best way to cut foam, mainly shapes?

    I used a sharp knife last time and it did ok but not as neat as I wanted it to be.
     
  2. crazy88

    crazy88 Loving the anonymity

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    Hot wire? Not sure it'd work for foam, but works for polystyrene.
     
  3. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya saloon TDi

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    I did think of that.
    Even a soldering iron with a thin nib.
     
  4. dantdi

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    How thick is the foam you are try to cut?

    Don't suppose you have access to band saw do you? Get a nice clean cut.
    Sharp knife normally works alright. Try spraying knife blade with silicone lubricant that helps lot.
     
  5. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya saloon TDi

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    I'm redoing this.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. crazy88

    crazy88 Loving the anonymity

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    Ah yes, the murderer drawer! Gone are the old days of handcuffs and a rag. Scott needs a spanner nowadays.

    So are you wanting to cut out the shapes for you tools? I don't think either of the above suggestions will work then :(
     
  7. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya saloon TDi

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    I used a scalpel last time and it did ok but went blunt so quickly and ended up hacking it.
     
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  8. _G_

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    vertical band saw. if not then clamp/sandwich the foam between two off cuts but not overly tight because you dont want it squashed, just enough to make sure it doesnt move around.. and jig saw it
     
  9. dantdi

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    Ah, As already been said try soldering iron with really thin nib. But that is going to stink don't want to be breathing that in!

    Nice new stanley blade mite work just as well.
     
  10. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya saloon TDi

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    all I got is basic saws, nothing like a band saw. Would love one.

    I might try a soldering iron.
    Need to find my gas mask.
     
  11. JRock247

    JRock247 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    May sound strange but an electric carving knife works pretty well, at least it did for me!
     
  12. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Ha ha

    Isnt that under the bottom tier..:lmfao:
     
  13. Mr pee

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    Use a brand new stanly blade as someone suggested already but keep swapping for a new one first sign of it tearing stanley blades arefairly cheap from Screwfix
     

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