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Old 01-23-2009
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Default What kind of foam is pool noodles?

What do I ask for when I look around for sheets of foam that is used to make pool noodles? you know dense stiff and flexible durable. If anyone knew, it would be you folks.

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I believe it is called closed cell. We have it at U-Haul for sale in 1/8" sheets for packing dishes in.
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wow....really! pool noodles are fun to hit people with...lol
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look for "plank" from a industrial supplier - I bought it as 2" 2' x 8' planks
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I have been told you can heat it with a heat gun and just stick it together, But have not tried it yet.
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Not to resurrect a dead subject, but...
Can closed cell foam be painted?
I have OCD when it comes to using plastics (and aluminum) in our props. I love the idea of making it once, storing it off season and having it work without additional effort the following season. Closed cell foams durability and flexibility makes this stuff ideal for damp, long term storage (without the present of light- as it is stored in our somewhat damp basement).
Open cell is an option but it is more subject to the wear and tear of each usage.
I would like to make a sign outta this stuff, paint it, make it flexible and water resistant.
Anyone had experience doing anything like this??
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Wow, I just made a quickie Grim reaper and used the pool noodles to bulk out the shoulders... I was afraid the blue would show through the skimpy black robe so I blasted it with Canned flat black spray paint.... lemme look..... BRB

Pool noodles where fine... no apparent degredation from aerosol spray paint.

Ironically as much as I've made for halloween, this was the first time I Used pool noodles... I assume it's Closed cell??
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thanks for the info.
Can u determine how well the stuff stands up to the flexing that would be normal for usage/storage, and what type of paint did u use? latex vs acrylic vs oil based? any primer?
Its great to have this resource. Where else could I get the answers to such a bizarre question?!!!
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