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Old 02-27-2002, 03:50 PM
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Help.........Any suggestions on where I can buy some 1-1 1/2" upholstery foam for my sunpad. The current stuff has a "memory warp" in it from over the years. The pad is about 86" x 53".

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Any Fabric store should have it in stock or should be able to order,I was in Joanne Fabric's over the weekend with my wife and there was a ton of foam in the back of the store, hope this helps.
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If you need big solid sheets of the stuff you will probably have to order it from somplace.....more then likely an upholstry shop.......I got luck and they had some of what i was looking for at a local sewing shop. Enough to do my side panels and a section of the sundeck.
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I have a great place here in NJ . I think it is called the foam rubber factory . THats where they make it . Any size ,any shape .

It's cool ,they have giant blocks of foam there about 15 feet suare !! They cut it ,shape it role it ,what ever you need . And they make marine grade too . different stiffnesses too(is that a word )? Let me know if you still need it .I'll get their number for you . IT"S CHEAP !!! e-mail me at [email protected]
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Try this site:http://www.outdoorfabrics.com/
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Get a good density or when you step on it, you'll feel the fiberglass. Also a good density should hold it's shape better over time.
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http://www.foamrubber.com/

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Bob, Be sure to use caution when replacing foam. The closed cell type is very good for sunpad it wont allow water to get into it. Its very stiff but still comfortable on pad. Some foams are softer but allow water to soak in. Good Luck, MFB
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Everyone.........thank you very much for all of the input so far. I just couldn't go out this year with the warp in the foam, it drives me nuts.

I will be checking the sites, and e-mailing some of you. (I even took the pad off this winter and the foam out hoping it would flatten out. NOT...........but, guess lasting since 1986 aint all that bad). I understand that the denser foam type that this is, is also much more expensive.....True?

Again........thanks much so far....Bob
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Bob,
When shopping for foam there is a four-digit number that defines its characteristics. The first two are the pounds per cubic foot and the second indicates the firmness. A code of 2040 would be 2.0-lbs./ cubic foot and 40 would be the measure of compression over a given area. I just ordered code 1995 from outdoortextiles.com. I think it was around 100 bucks for a full sheet of 2 inch. They will send samples. For a sunpad stick with the stiffer numbers. Years ago I removed my sundpad cover and wrapped my foam in clear plastic. After 6 years it was still dry when I took it apart Monday night.

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