aldi expanding filler foam

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  1. lee52

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    Just a quickie for the selfbuilders Aldi have on offer expanding foam. 750ml tin £4.99 so quite a bit cheaper than the branded stuff bought a couple of tins to give it a go and Iam impressed. it takes longer to set than the mainstream gear and expands quite a bit more and its a cool mint green colour
     
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    Hi I use expanding foam quite a bit at work, you can control how quick it sets by spraying water on it, buy one of those plant spraying bottles from a garden centre, they work best, if you think it may be expanding too much you can give it a quick blast with the sprayer and it will set without expanding any more.

    its a bugger to get off anything though, had a can explode in the back of my van as the sun had been shining through the rear window all day, covered everything in the back, tools, materiels, right bloody mess.
     
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    cool didnt know about the spraying water trick, like you say bloody messy stuff
     
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    i saw a video once where the guy used expanding foam behind a smashed plastic bumper with a hole in it. they allowed it to set over the hole then trimmed it to shape and covered with filler on the face side. seemed a reasonably effective way to bodge a fix with good results
     
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    Ive seen it used on a car they filled the exhaust back box and filled the door gaps right round the whole door, took hours to open all 4 doors
     
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    Hi Lee buy a foam gun from somewhere like toolstation/screwfix/ebay (aprox £12 up)and you can pick cans of foam to fit the gun for around £3.50 -total control over how much comes out and you will not be covered in it ::bigsmile: :thumb:
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    Ive seen the guns before do they work as well as they say? and how easy are they to clean
     
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    Worth there weight in gold :thumb: very easy to clean you buy cans of gun cleaner (just like foam but only 500 ml) unscrew the empty foam can and screw on gun cleaner give a quick blast through gun into a plastic bag or somewhere -then unscrew gun cleaner and fit new can of foam --always leave either a can of gun cleaner or foam on the gun :thumb:When we used foam daily we used to fire the gun cleaner through about once every ten cans or so ::bigsmile:When you come to store the gun with foam on tighten the adjusting screw-you can leave partially empty cans on the gun for a year or more, same with gun cleaner but NEVER leave the gun without a can of either foam or cleaner on ::bigsmile: I have just been and bought 2 cans of foam today at £3 each :winky:
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    well there gonna be alot more foam work so gonna be worth going for the gun then cheers Terry
     
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