Foam for decoys

Discussion in 'Decoys & Decoy Carving' started by Goosebuster, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. Goosebuster

    Goosebuster New Member

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    I have asked this question before on the old forum and received little response. Hopefully with the New decoy section I can get some help. I have a decoy mold that I have epirimented with. I used regular insulation to do a test run and it came out not half bad.

    What I want to know is what is better. Expanding foam or "styrofoam". I know the two part expanding foam is pretty easy to work with, but There is no one local that sells it.
    I have heard that you can purchase the white bead foam at Catan's or Micheal's, but it is sort of an ugly process. I'm not into this to make money, just want to make some decoys to hunt over and say they are mine.

    Any suggestions will help.
    Goosebuster
     
  2. Goosebuster

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    I guess everyone Carves!!!!!
     

  3. jmschreck1

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    Be patient, a lot of guys don't follow this as closely this time of year.<img src="/images/boards/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle">
     
  4. Aythya

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    Hey GB... check out the Decoy Forum on the Fuge. There is a thread titled "urethane foam supplier wanted" that is full of lots of information... not only supplier, but lots of usuful information regarding the use of, measurements of, and helpful hints.<img src="/images/boards/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle">

    btw... What do those balsa wood layout boat carvings have to do with a thread regarding decoy foam? They are wood, aren't they?
     
  5. Goosebuster

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    Thanks,
    If anyone is interested in teaming up to do some dekes let me know. The mold I have is a Herters 72 mold. I'm told it is one of the original molds prior to the buyout. It was given to me by one of my customers that said that I would have a better use for it.

    Once again Thanks,
    Goosebuster...

    Pretty bird, Pretty Bird Poly want a cracker!!

    Lloyd, You sold the bird without a head?
     
  6. Goosebuster

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    Milburn, you got mail.
    G.B.
     
  7. punkboy8826

    punkboy8826 New Member

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    dave let me know when you need some help.
     
  8. TomTschabold

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    Goosebuster

    I'd have to see a picture of the mold but I doubt Herters ever used a single cavity mold. The machines they use to make styrofoam bodies are huge and beyond any of us here. If it really is that type of mold dont screw it up by using two part foam and pluging up the steam vents. If it's just a bootleg copy of one, then you could use two part foam just don't get cought selling them. Us Composites has the foams you'll need.If it's the other kind get ahold a someone that makes styrofoam cups commercially they could use the mold in their machines maybe.

    Tom
     
  9. Goosebuster

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    Tom,<br> You have a PM. Also thanks for the info. I believe it is a one off. Sorry for saying original. It is actually a cool looking mold. Do you know if they have a distributor locally?<br>
     
  10. Goosebuster

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    Tony I will let you know.
     
  11. DeWayne

    DeWayne Active Member Lifetime Supporter

    Hey Tony, what is your price to sell 5 gallons?

    thanks,
    DeWayne