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Dom R 14-02-2020 03:39 PM

Safe Expanding Foam
 
I know there's plenty of posts about this sort of thing, but I just wanted to know what exact brands of Expanding Foam people are using nowadays.

Just a couple of things, I'm wanting to do 3 enclosures (2 45x45x60 Exo Terras and one 30x30x45 - Wanting to upgrade to a 45x45x45 cube) I have two Crested Geckos (Which are in the larger enclosures) and Mourning Geckos, of which are in the smaller one.

So based on this, and the fact that, I'm wondering what 'cheap' but safe Expanding Foams there are. I also want to use Polystyrene, which I will get from Wickes or somewhere similar, just to help create shape and texture.

I know that most people say to get one without Fire Retardent is best, but from the ones I've seen, the description about their contents are pretty vague; hence why I want to know exact brands. I would prefer black foam, but I'm not really too bothered as it will be covered with Black Silicone and substrate anyway, and I can always just buy something to cover the outside of the enclosure.

elishacoombes9 14-02-2020 09:04 PM

Currently been using soudal, gun version from B&Q


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Dom R 15-02-2020 02:40 PM

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Originally Posted by elishacoombes9 (Post 13340373)
Currently been using soudal, gun version from B&Q


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Have you had any issues with it? Such as durability and it coming away from the glass etc.

elishacoombes9 15-02-2020 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Dom R (Post 13340495)
Have you had any issues with it? Such as durability and it coming away from the glass etc.



Not with that make no. still going strong years later! :)


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Dom R 15-02-2020 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by elishacoombes9 (Post 13340497)
Not with that make no. still going strong years later! :)


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Great! Just wondering, how many cans would you reckon I need for the enclosures above? Just wanting to price things up before I go ahead and get everything

elishacoombes9 15-02-2020 03:26 PM

They’re big cans to be fair, I’d say 2 would do all of them easy.


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Dom R 15-02-2020 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by elishacoombes9 (Post 13340507)
They’re big cans to be fair, I’d say 2 would do all of them easy.


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Is that for 3 sides or just the background? Either way, thats much less than I was expecting to be honest.

Other than that, thank you for your help!

elishacoombes9 15-02-2020 05:06 PM

Just go steady as expands a lot!
If 3 sides on each, get an extra can. Unless you use cork flats and foam around as you use a lot less foam and looks a lot better also!


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elishacoombes9 15-02-2020 05:06 PM

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...6a1b46d3eb.jpg

This is one that we found is the best to use!


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Dom R 15-02-2020 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by elishacoombes9 (Post 13340539)
Just go steady as expands a lot!
If 3 sides on each, get an extra can. Unless you use cork flats and foam around as you use a lot less foam and looks a lot better also!


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Great, I'll get 3 cans, its only 6.50 from toolstation so I can always just nip back and get another can if I need it. Thanks again for the help!


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