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Old 07-31-2013, 02:06 PM   #15
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Not at all

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Wonder how flexible it is? Per the site it almost looks fairly rigid.
The pieces are quite flexible and come in something like 4x6 foot pieces. I sent for samples. So for arguments sake I may need 10-12 sheets to finish the interior of the scamp at 15 dollars a sheet ( could be 20). Nonetheless the cost with the benefits outweigh the replacing of the Scamp with the material being used now.
Besides being a good insulator (I'm going with the 1/2 inch) it is just as great as a sound deadening material. It comes in about 6 different colors beginning with white.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:41 PM   #16
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Thanks for looking into this neauone. Based upon the product description, photos, and listed applications I had a pretty solid assumption I had encountered this product (life jackets, backpack strap padding, etc). So my guess was the material would be flexible.

I know most folks seem to like a fabric as the outer layer of wall material. However my goal is a non-fabric surface that can be easily cleaned and wiped down. Really all I am after is a condensation prevention layer. This foam sounds like a great option when I get to that stage of my reno.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:46 PM   #17
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The closed cell foam I looked at seemed to have a shine on one side, the colors were white, blue, yellow, green, and perhaps black.
But before you jump into it, the companies will send you samples, get some and do a test like I did. So that you are sure. They will even send you sample sizes that you think you will ultimately use.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:48 PM   #18
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After reading a bunch, I bought reflectix and am going to cover it with a material that is used to cover musicians amps and is also used as a trunk liner for cars. Ill let you guys know how it goes.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:18 AM   #19
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Perhaps a little late to the party but an interesting solution none the less. Raz

Guess what I'm using for insulation!
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Old 08-03-2013, 02:00 PM   #20
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Not sure i understand the thread link. The material i was referring to is not a all like what is being discussed in that thread.
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Old 08-03-2013, 05:26 PM   #21
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Not sure i understand the thread link. The material i was referring to is not a all like what is being discussed in that thread.
The original poster was considering closed cell foam. My post was directed toward that, thus " late to the party". Sorry for the confusion. If you are successful with your approach please remember to share. Raz
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Old 08-03-2013, 05:37 PM   #22
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I really like the Rat Fur the best of all the interiors that I have had so far.

I also use a lot of a cheap indoor/outdoor carpet from Home Depot that might be decent for this use?
It is cheap and easily worked and has been very durable for me.
I think it would glue up well to either the glass directly or to Reflectix too.

The best feature though is that it has a soft surface texture and is cozy feeling to me.
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I'm really indecisive on my interior finish. The existing ensolite is not in too bad of shape, but it has come loose in several large sections due to water infiltration. I'm really thinking of regluing the ensolite, gluing reflextix on top of that and then gluing hull liner on top of that. It would make a great final surface and provide me with more insulation. My biggest fear is that one or more glue layers would fail and I would end up with a much bigger mess than what I have now which is not really that bad at all. I can fix the ensolite and paint!

Just like a lot a folks..........

Decisions, decisions?

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The original poster was considering closed cell foam. My post was directed toward that, thus " late to the party". Sorry for the confusion. If you are successful with your approach please remember to share. Raz
OHHHHH. But yes I will let you all know how this stuff works.
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Okay, I've just about pulled everything out of my scamp. Next is to rip out the rotted flooring. But I ordered some samples of the colored closed cell foam. These come in sheets of 6x4 for about 23.00. I want my wife to look at the colors so we can have a better idea of what we can live with. I did a little experimenting and the glue I used which was incredible out of a spray can. The foam will have to be scraped off the fiberglass. I was extremely impressed the bonding of the glue and the foam strength.
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What is elephant hide?
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What is elephant hide?
A term of endearment used for Ensolite, which when originally used in trailers is a vinyl top-coated, closed cell foam. It provides not only a measure of insulation, but also a finished look. It can be painted and repaired (often with paintable caulk). Unfortunately the original Ensolite is no longer available.
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Ah... thank you
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