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    Default Hard insulation foam for sanding

    I'm building a cot for my nephew and need some way to sand the rounded edges etc. I've been trying to get my hands on some hard insulation foam as this is supposedly easy to shape but have had no luck. Can anyone point me in the direction of a supplier of this in the ACT region (I live just across the border in NSW)? Any suggestions re alternatives would also be appreciated.

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    Have you had a look at the shaped Japanese sanding blocks from Carbatec.
    Also Vario Pro adjustable sanding pad from Carbatec.

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    3M used to make flexible sanding pads and you may be able to still get them. They were grey in colour and looked a bit like like a sponge. Bunnies or a paint shop may be able to help. You don't need paper, the pad is the abrasive.
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    Might try something around the house. Sponge? (with wet/dry paper) Loofa? wadded up rag? palm of your hand?

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    Default Extruded Polystyrene

    We used to use a hard blue foam for form studies before producing final designs - it is known as extruded polystyrene and is often used for insulating coolrooms and the like.

    It is very dense, has virtually no grain and is easily shaped (you can even turn it on a lathe!)

    I moved away from Canberra 6 years ago but I am sure that any supplier of foam/insualtion products could point you in the right direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mini View Post
    3M used to make flexible sanding pads and you may be able to still get them. They were grey in colour and looked a bit like like a sponge. Bunnies or a paint shop may be able to help. You don't need paper, the pad is the abrasive.
    These are still available and cheap. Ive had mine for years so its no good for sanding with but it still is a very useful sanding block. the rough surface hold the sandpaper on and the block is flexible enough to do tight curves. It probably gets used everytime the sandpaper comes out which is a fair bit.

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    Harry,

    Just wondering if you could mould your own using the foam fill in a can.

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    Try using a couple of decks of playing cards on their side - the cards can be moulded to fit any form

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    I've seen those 3M sanding pads and wondered whether they'd be any good for what I want to achieve. I'm thinking that if these work maybe one of those yellow/green kitchen scourers might also do the job. I might try it this weekend. Thanks to all of you for your advice

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