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AlohaM4
03-21-2012, 10:28 PM
Where can I find Affordable High Density Foam for my rifle case in the SF Bay Area?

joelogic
03-22-2012, 6:45 AM
Joann's fabrics if you don't mind the green color.

jbush
03-22-2012, 8:01 AM
Try some upholstery fabric shops that supply reupholstery companys for furniture and auto. There are some in So Cal that carry foam in different thicknesses, densities, and colors. open cell and closed, and can cut sizes very straight. I have been able to buy exact sizes or whole sheets and have them cut it so something I use for my business. Some shipping supplies carry the egg crate type.

irish7734
03-22-2012, 8:04 AM
There used to be an "army surplus" store in Redwood City that had foam and hot knife to do any cutting that you might need. That was 20 years ago, but it might still be in business.

Omega13device
03-22-2012, 8:13 AM
House of Foam in Palo Alto http://houseoffoam.net/

.45JHP
03-22-2012, 9:13 AM
Try Bobs Foam Factory in Fremont. They can cut the foam for you also.

klewan
03-22-2012, 10:38 AM
Watch the Big 5 flyer, they have a Plano hard plastic gun case for $20. I have one, the foam keeps the gun from bottoming out on the shell. High density foam will probably be too dense for a gun case, it will just transmit the force into the gun instead of absorbing it. You need something with some density, but not too much.

Switchbarrel
03-22-2012, 6:00 PM
Never priced it there but, Dom's Surplus in Livermore used to have a bunch of foam. Might give them a call to see what they've got.

jpm804
03-22-2012, 10:17 PM
Try Bobs Foam Factory in Fremont. They can cut the foam for you also.

x2.. I'm hoping to visit them tomorrow and get some quotes... I will report back with what kinda quotes I get from them.

Japedo
03-23-2012, 5:51 AM
Try this place for all your foam needs.
http://www.closedcellfoams.com/

Spyder
03-23-2012, 6:56 AM
Where at in the bay area? I was just in the foam shop in Santa Rosa yesterday. They'll let you bring your rifle case and rifle in and cut the foam to size and shape, and the cutout for the rifle, bolt, mags, etc. for you!

Pick up a beanbag chair while you're at it.

CSACANNONEER
03-23-2012, 7:34 AM
I used to buy.foam at The Friendly Foam Shop on Ocean Ave. in the city.

jpm804
03-23-2012, 1:05 PM
x2.. I'm hoping to visit them tomorrow and get some quotes... I will report back with what kinda quotes I get from them.

Just came back from there... really nice business with friendly people.

I expected to just get some quotes and if I did get any work done I thought it would be at least a couple of days turned around time...

But ended up getting some extra foam and having them do the cutout for my rifle. They did this in all 30 minutes or less...:eek: I was shocked at the quick turaround. I guess I got lucky and they werent that busy today...YMMV

Pricing was pretty good I think for the extra foam and the cutout work was reasonable to me since I think I would have done a half *** job at it without the right tools and was willing to pay their fee...

If you want them to do a cutout for you I suggest you bring a template of what you want cut and cut it out already.. did this and I think this also helped quicken the turnaround.

Foam with cutout...
http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc467/jpm804/Pistols%20and%20Rifles/DPP_0322.jpg

Foam in case with rifle inside
http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc467/jpm804/Pistols%20and%20Rifles/DPP_0323.jpg