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 Post subject: all foam shild reinforcement.
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:23 am 
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So heres my plan. Glue two layers of foam together. cut shield shape(after making card board stencil) run arm and back straps through slits in desired position. secure straps down with glue and tape.

Now heres the hard part...what should i put on the face before the final foam layer for some added strength?? Will cardboard do it?? Or should i dig out ruts and insert tent poles and glue them down? or do i have to procure money to find plastic? id prefer the most cost efficient method but shoot me what ever works.

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 Post subject: Re: all foam shild reinforcement.
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:42 am 
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Use dap, glue 5-6 layers of blue camp pad (from wal mart) together, no reinforcement needed
.http://youtu.be/aEUeYRbVNOk


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 Post subject: Re: all foam shild reinforcement.
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:31 am 
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You can go also go with floor mats like this:
http://www.kmart.com/best-step-primary- ... 9800135881

They are just 4lb eva, but they will be a sturdier base than regular blue foam.


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 Post subject: Re: all foam shild reinforcement.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:35 pm 
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thank you guys. if extra foams in my budget ill use that method. a guy here local says he uses cardbard between three layers and his shield is roughly a year old now..gonna give that a go if i cant afford the foam. thanks again.

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 Post subject: Re: all foam shild reinforcement.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:21 pm 
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If you go with the cardboard make sure you glue a couple sheets together with the corrugations(right word?)perpendicular to each other. Your best bet is probably going with all foam though, or maybe a plywood core.


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 Post subject: Re: all foam shild reinforcement.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:30 am 
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cut up the lid to one of those plastic storage bins,then you have a large sturdy-ish peice you can glue to the back of your shield,stiffening it up

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 Post subject: Re: all foam shild reinforcement.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:25 am 
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you could just use fiberglass resin. light weight and is sturdier than cardboard or more foam.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:58 am 
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If you can find some, corrugated plastic is full of win.

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 Post subject: Re: all foam shild reinforcement.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:56 pm 
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If you can find some, corrugated plastic is full of win.

Out of curiosity, just one sheet total? or would you use a sheet between each layer? never used the stuff before.

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 Post subject: Re: all foam shild reinforcement.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:41 pm 
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Depends, there are different thicknesses. Just started looking into it after I was gifted a kite shield made from it.

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 Post subject: Re: all foam shild reinforcement.
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:16 pm 
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Idk every one of these methods sound like too much work. When I made mine all I used was a 2.25'x60"x 3" piece of 2lb and covered it with .25 MC foam super easy needs no reinforcement at all

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:21 pm 
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Grumio doesn't use any support in his coreless shield in this tutorial, excepting the handle. Maybe throw a handle in there? That'll make it a bit for versatile as far as how you can use your shield, and perhaps fix your flex problem.

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