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Old 05-09-2011, 01:30 PM   #1
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Ensolite in Calgary Alberta Canada.

Hello everyone,

I am rebuilding a '76 boler and would like to repair/replace some of the ensolite. I have been unable to locate a dealer of any kind that sells it. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-10-2011, 12:07 AM   #2
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You will have a hard time finding anything to match Joel. I don't believe they still make it. Try searching for Ensolite on this site and you will find a number of threads asking the same thing.
As for repairs, depending on the size of the repair there are a lot of places under cabinets etc where you can find extra to patch something visible. People use latex caulking and paint to cover the seams.
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:19 AM   #3
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As Roy mentioned, finding Ensolite or a replacement is a well discussed subject. Here's one link:
Volara - Closed cell foam for insulation
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Thanks for the info. I did find a place in Calgary that sells EVA foam. Does anyone know if this is the same stuff or at least similar.

Thanks, Joel
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Here's the story I heard a while ago : apparently, the machinery that was used in the 70-80's to make the original 'ensolite' was fairly complex and the manufacturing process was pretty tedious (by today's standards), even though they made a lot of it back then. The machine was very likely put out of commission a long time ago, or perhaps even destroyed, as very few people knew (or cared about) how to operate it due to the cost.

I'm not sure why nobody else has figured out how to make similar stuff in the following years, as from what I understand, nothing comes close to it (even today) in terms of stretchability and manoeuvrability, especially in and around corners. But your best bet might be to contact one of the FG manufacturers and ask them what they use today.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:01 PM   #6
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Check out Norseman Foam. they have branch in Calgary.
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