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Sorry if this is somewhat off topic, but I really need to find the kind of foam that used to come with aluminium photo cases of years past.

This foam is soft and spongy, but very dense, you'd use an Exacto knife to cut out the shapes for your gear.

If anyone knows a supplier in the GTA or elsewhere, please let me know.

TIA
 

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Thanks for the effort, Dave, but the key word in my original post is "years past". The case is no longer manufactured and Pelican replacements are pre-cut for...surprise...Pelican cases.

I called both Vistek and Henry's, no luck. One guy suggested an upholstery shop...


I'm sure the foam is not your average piece of "sponge", so if anyone knows a bulk supplier, I'm still looking.
 

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Without an actual manufacturers name...
The search is at best...Whatever pops up.
Have you got a name of the product?

You could try here:

Packing Foam

It's not local...But you might find out what the
manufacturers are and whether they are available locally.

Dave :cool:

[ October 08, 2003, 06:51 PM: Message edited by: dolawren ]
 

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I've been googling like crazy, Dave...

cube-foam, polyurethane foam, pluck foam, high-density foam....photo case foam...etc...

Nothing local...I may have to order from the states.
 

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Try this place I was in the other day. I was looking for a foam mattress . They sell fabrics, vinyls...foam.

Fabric Clearence Warehouses
4884 Dufferin St. Unit 6 (Between finch and Steels)
416-665-4647

I don't know they have what you want but it's a start.
Tons of stuff in there.
 

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Thanks for the link Dave!
I have looked in the past for a local supplier of custom cases with specialty inserts.
Impact seem to know their stuff.
 

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Yeah, thanks Dave...your searches established that ester foam is what I need, I found a possible supplier in Quebec and I'm "gonna" have my "fingers do the walking" with a few potentials in the GTA...including Impact.
 

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Yeah, thanks Dave...your searches established that ester foam is what I need
Well...I'm glad that the puzzle is heading somewhere,
I found the link by way of a link of a link based on gun
cases and the materials used for them....Then I just
"Googled" the words Ester Foam.

Also you might want to try the music industry...
As they use speciality foam for their instrument cases.

Cheers!

Dave :cool:
 

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I appreciate the help folks. YoYo and Macified I'll call those guys as well...to see who's got what and how much.
 

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You forgot some of the most obvious places, Craft stores!!

They sell all types of harder (But still soft) foam that can be cut easily withh a knife.
 
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