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Old 03-06-2016, 02:47 PM
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Question Expanded polystyrene

I work at an rv dealership and have access to eps. Can eps be used for patching a zfoam plane?
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Old 03-06-2016, 03:06 PM
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Yes and no. Your stuff is EPS. Z-Foam is closer related to EPO (but not the same as that either)

You can, but its not the same stuff and will not flex the same or look quite the same.

EPS is also not as strong.

Normal CA contains acetone which eats EPS. Lots of solvents melt EPS. Z-Foam can survive regular CA and some paints that can't be used on EPS.
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Old 03-06-2016, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Vic Z View Post
I work at an rv dealership and have access to eps. Can eps be used for patching a zfoam plane?
Yes but not for structural stressed areas. It is light and large beaded ... suitable for filling dings / divots / chunks missing.

Use solvent-free glues, PU, White glue or epoxy.

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