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styrofoam + fiberglass...i have questions

alright, i'm thinking of making a fiberglassed hosueing for my ps2, and adding 3-4 cooling fans on/in it...

i have heard about useing styrofoam to do this...to shape it how u want, then just brush on the 'glass...

now...will the 'glass eat up the foam?

if no, after i'm satisfied with the 'glassing, do i just sand and paint?

any info at ALL would be appreciated
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i've used a 2 part foam before, then covered it wth resin and fiberglass filler. it worked fine, and was easier to sand into shape (the foam).
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where did u get the foam?

i'm gonna need a lot, i guess...and all i can find is those green ***** in crafting stores
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im not sure. it was 2 different liquids in 2 different milk jugs that i'd mix together. it was the expanding foam type of stuff. i used it to fill voids and taped off curves, etc, for a sub box a while ago. as far as the name of the stuff, i have no idea. if you go to home depot or lowe's, im sure they'd know what you were talking about if you asked around for a 2 part foam.
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ok....

but..if i was able to buy the green foam, or styrofoam, it would work the same, right?

i'm just gonna cut/file it to size and etc...
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also, would u have any idea on what the best air intake/exhaust route would be to cool the slim ps2?

i hear it over heats like a biach in a car...thers no cooling fan, just a heat sink...so i'm planning 1 fan intake, 2 fans exhaust within the housing

so how should i set this up? keep in mind that half of the top of the ps2 needs to be clear, as thats where the cd's go in, along with the front where controller ports/power is
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can you take any of the case off without voiding warranty? and do you care about that? if you could take the case off somehow that would be the best way....
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I used the blue insulation foam that is 2'' thick and glues layers together with white glue. Then sanded that into shape. Then cover it in Aluminum foil. That way the two pieces will seperate easy when done. It works like a charm. Any the cheep dollar store foil works just as well as the good stuff. You just have to be a lil more careful not to tear it. Good luck and post some pics. Oh yeah, that blue foam, if you cut it with a knife it kinda cunks off funny. Take off the big corners with a saw then sand the rest and you can get a real nice finish.
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i wont wanna take the cover off

i bought the extended warranty...i could literally shoot it and they'd replace it for me...and i dont wanna void that...

i'll have to just go to a store and find soemthing that will work....
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normal white styrofoam will just disappear if you put F/B resin on it but I am not sure about the green foam. there is a write up about this exact subject at TRS Tech Gallery.

Here is the link:LINKY
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cool man, thanks

RPS has crappy pics
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well hell with that warranty why care if it melts lol, there is a cool tool for cutting foam and styrofoam, its a little wire that heats up and melts through it, kinda likea cheese slicer. they sell it at craft stores and fabric stores oddly enough.
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Yeah just use that blue home installation foam that shadyluke's talking about. Holds up just fine w/ Fiberglass resin
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