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#1 Droid31

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 10:22 PM

Hello, I have developed a way to make my own foam and was wondering if anyone would like some review samples?

You have to pay shipping, but the foam is free and you will get 6 pieces.

Right now I have green and red, its a great fit in cpvc.

I can make virtually any color, but I plan on making the majority yellow or blue.

It is not made in rolls due to the manufacturing process it is in 2.5 to 3.5 inch lengths and 1 to 2 inch lengths.

I plan to make the majority 2.5 to 3 inches, but any custom length up to 1 foot can be made.

If the community response is good I will sell mass amounts of it.

I really need community feedback so I can tweak the manufacturing proses.

Thanks, and if you have any color ideas just let me know.

EDIT 9/13/2014: People on the list for samples so far Drev, Bro Juice, tarnav001, Spiderbite, and possibly sublimedom777


EDIT 9/14/2014: People are asking questions about how I make the foam and this is my answer, which can also be found in a reply down below: Quote from tim3716, "Does the foam come straight like in the picture? And can you answer snickers' version of evilbunnyo's question? My response "Yes it comes straight like that, the only details I'm sharing at the moment are yes I extrude the foam and the reason it looks like pool noodle is because its the same material used for pool noodles. My extruder was for 3 inch pool noodles and has been modified for 1/2 inch, and that is also why the sides are not coated like in normal foam."

EDIT 9/15/2014: Quote from Ryan201821 "If thats the same foam as a pool noodle, it's not going to work. Open cell foam doesn't work for darts, yo." My response "All of my tests so far it has been fine. I have made silicone dome, slugs, ran it through a hopper, fired it out of stock, brass, and couplered guns."

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 10:41 PM

I could test some for you. Just to be clear, how much foam are you giving out at a time?
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Posted 12 September 2014 - 10:57 PM

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 11:01 PM

I could test some for you. Just to be clear, how much foam are you giving out at a time?


You will get 6 pieces, I edited the original post.
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Posted 12 September 2014 - 11:43 PM

Are you making this foam or just producing it? I would like some photos of your work area. The picture you provided looks almost like pool noodle that is cut to size.
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Posted 13 September 2014 - 12:08 AM

Are you making this foam or just producing it? I would like some photos of your work area. The picture you provided looks almost like pool noodle that is cut to size.


How the hell is it a pool noodle? Can you specify what you mean by "Are you making this foam or just producing it?"

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 09:18 AM

Are you making this foam or just producing it? I would like some photos of your work area. The picture you provided looks almost like pool noodle that is cut to size.



How the hell is it a pool noodle? Can you specify what you mean by "Are you making this foam or just producing it?"


It looks just like pool noodle. It's as if you took a piece of brass or a punch and die set and bored a hole through a pool noodle. I think evilbunnyo is asking if you actually make this foam from scratch such as extruding it yourself from pellets or are you taking a price of foam that is already made and making into a usable size to be made into darts.
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Posted 13 September 2014 - 02:50 PM

What type of foam is this? I have done a lot of research on types of foam and I am curious. I'd be interested in a sample of the foam.
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Posted 13 September 2014 - 04:18 PM

I am interested. PM me your paypal and shipping costs to 15226.

What is your expected cost per foot if/when you sell it?
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#10 Droid31

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 08:24 PM

I am interested. PM me your paypal and shipping costs to 15226.

What is your expected cost per foot if/when you sell it?


I sent you a pm
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Posted 14 September 2014 - 12:36 AM

Anyone else, I've got plenty left of this first good batch?
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Posted 14 September 2014 - 01:26 PM

im interested, i have a few different barrel types i could test this out of.
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Posted 14 September 2014 - 09:38 PM

Does the foam come straight like in the picture? And can you answer snickers' version of evilbunnyo's question?
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Posted 14 September 2014 - 09:49 PM

Does the foam come straight like in the picture? And can you answer snickers' version of evilbunnyo's question?


Yes it comes straight like that, the only details I'm sharing at the moment are yes I extrude the foam and the reason it looks like pool noodle is because its the same material used for pool noodles. My extruder was for 3 inch pool noodles and has been modified for 1/2 inch, and that is also why the sides are not coated like in normal foam.
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Posted 15 September 2014 - 06:07 AM

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If thats the same foam as a pool noodle, it's not going to work. Open cell foam doesn't work for darts, yo.
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Posted 15 September 2014 - 07:43 AM

If thats the same foam as a pool noodle, it's not going to work. Open cell foam doesn't work for darts, yo.

All of my tests so far it has been fine. I have made silicone dome, slugs, ran it through a hopper, fired it out of stock, brass, and couplered guns.
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Posted 15 September 2014 - 04:16 PM

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If thats the same foam as a pool noodle, it's not going to work. Open cell foam doesn't work for darts, yo.



Pool noodles are closed cell foam, just like FBR. They do have very large pore size, but that has a lot to do with the speed of extrusion and pressure of the injected gas. On a side note, we should totally sequester CO2 in foam products for use in insulation.

I would be interested in checking this foam too.
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Posted 17 September 2014 - 10:15 PM

Not trying to be a douche or troll, but everybody that is criticizing him, how many of YOU make your own foam? I bet at most like 1 or 2 of you. At least he's willing to try, so don't rip on him.
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Posted 18 September 2014 - 09:10 AM

Not trying to be a douche or troll, but everybody that is criticizing him, how many of YOU make your own foam? I bet at most like 1 or 2 of you. At least he's willing to try, so don't rip on him.

Thank you, and to anyone that ordered review pieces, I will them shipped in a few days.
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Posted 18 September 2014 - 12:26 PM

Not trying to be a douche or troll, but everybody that is criticizing him, how many of YOU make your own foam? I bet at most like 1 or 2 of you. At least he's willing to try, so don't rip on him.


Nobody is ripping on him. His photos look similar to darts made from cutting cylinders out of pool noodles, which are known to be not that great. He's not sharing his fabrication methods, so people are understandably skeptical. When people start receiving their samples, we'll presumably find out what the situation is.
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Posted 18 September 2014 - 12:42 PM

I also have managed to make foam 2x as dence as pink foam, pictures coming soon.
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Posted 18 September 2014 - 02:12 PM

I would be interested in a sample of foam. I will pm you my shipping info.
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Posted 18 September 2014 - 03:05 PM

How much is 100ft?
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Posted 19 September 2014 - 02:00 PM

Everyone I will be shipping samples out soon, I usually use my buddys scale but he just had surgery.
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Posted 19 September 2014 - 08:43 PM

He should be well enough and home some time next week, so shortly after that I will have samples shipped out.
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