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katmandoo

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Foam for safe
« on: October 05, 2016, 10:58:24 PM »
Bought a Tuffy under seat gun locker for the truck.  Looking at keeping a 870 or an AR and my EDC when I have to leave it behind and maybe a back up plus ammo. 

I've got some 1/2" tool box foam that I've used for small cases, it works for handguns decent enough but not sure it's the best for this.

Any recommendations on foam, is that pick n pluck stuff any good? Any other options?

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    Re: Foam for safe
    « Reply #1 on: October 05, 2016, 11:12:38 PM »
    Look into some closed cell foam.  It's a little more sturdy and doesn't absorb water.  It should also be easier to cut since its a little more firm as well.  I got mine from my local Sunroc Materials.  Not sure where you would find it around you.
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    « Reply #2 on: October 06, 2016, 05:14:22 PM »
    I've used a foam sleeping mat I bought at Walmart before. I laid down a base layer then cut around another layer (or two) in the shape of my rifle then hot glued that down for the weapon to rest in and add a layer to the lid.
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    Re: Foam for safe
    « Reply #3 on: October 06, 2016, 05:50:21 PM »
    Look into some closed cell foam.  It's a little more sturdy and doesn't absorb water.  It should also be easier to cut since its a little more firm as well.  I got mine from my local Sunroc Materials.  Not sure where you would find it around you.

    Is it advertised as "closed cell"?  i will see what i can find, thanks!

    I've used a foam sleeping mat I bought at Walmart before. I laid down a base layer then cut around another layer (or two) in the shape of my rifle then hot glued that down for the weapon to rest in and add a layer to the lid.

    that's what i've done with the tool box foam.  I used spray on adhesive and that seemed to work ok.  but it is thin enough i would have to use a couple layers for the long guns.  Sleeping mat is a good idea though, that would be good length.  Thanks!
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    Thomas Jefferson's "Commonplace Book," 1774-1776, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in Chapter 40 of "On Crimes and Punishment", 1764

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    « Reply #4 on: October 06, 2016, 06:10:54 PM »
    Is it advertised as "closed cell"?  i will see what i can find, thanks!



    Yes.

    http://www.usafoam.com/closedcellfoam/cross-linked-polyethylene-foam.html

    http://www.foambymail.com/PE2-_1/polyethylene-foam-sheets-2-2lb.html

    Try asking for it at your local building supply store.  Not sure if it would be carried by Lowes or Home Depot.
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    « Reply #5 on: October 06, 2016, 10:37:57 PM »
    Yes.

    http://www.usafoam.com/closedcellfoam/cross-linked-polyethylene-foam.html

    http://www.foambymail.com/PE2-_1/polyethylene-foam-sheets-2-2lb.html

    Try asking for it at your local building supply store.  Not sure if it would be carried by Lowes or Home Depot.
    Awesome, thanks!

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    Thomas Jefferson's "Commonplace Book," 1774-1776, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in Chapter 40 of "On Crimes and Punishment", 1764

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