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Another thought, although different than the impression foam. You mentioned black/charcoal color. This makes me think of shipping cases. Many of these are custom made, but there are foam materials available to make them yourself.

There is a foam called "Pick & Pluck", that is used in shipping cases. Basically, a solid foam piece is layed in the bottom of the case, and then a layer of the P&P foam is laid in.

This layer can be, as the name implies, picked, and plucked into the shape of whatever you want to form it to. The pieces you "pluck" are small squares, but you can cut the pieces you plucked, and glue them to the pieces you leave behind, making any shape you want, if you need tighter tolerances. If you make a big mistake, the foam can be glued back together with 3M's spray 77 (foam adhesive), available in any hardware store. You end up with an inset in the foam, in the shape that you plucked.

Then a top layer, usually "egg crate" profiled foam is then layed on top of whatever you are trying to protect.

Look at this link to see what I am referring to: Pick & Pluck.

This is just one example. You can find this foam in much larger sizes as needed.
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What are you using it for? I don't understand.
I'm making a custom case that I'm going to have my cornet sitting in but I need to put felt over the foam (after impression) so it keeps everything nice tight and safe.
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So the foam itself is going to be the case?

Make sure to take pics of it when done.
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I found your request by searching for "moldable foam" and want a similar thing, but my need is for making the mold and then reusing it. Okay here is what it is for:
I want to make an insulated form for two quart jars and then that mold will fit inside my small cooler to incubate Yogurt! So anyone got any ideas that are food safe???
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The problem I see here,is that unless you are using the bio-foam to make a mold,it won't work. Why? Because it does not have the cushion properties of foam.So every time your cornet shifts,it will make the depression bigger,until it will no longer be supported properly.
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post #36 of 36
I have seen some stuff like this before. Basically, if you have the objects to make the mold out of, you could use something like this.

http://www.uscomposites.com/foam.html

This is two part. Which means you have only a certain amount of time to mix it up and pour it in. If you have the cooler, you can line the inside of it with celofane, or foil. This creates a barrier so the foam doesn't adhere to the sides. Then put the jars in and make sure evrything is set. Then mix it up to however much you needed and pour it in. When this stuff is set, you can cut it and mold it to whatever you want. Heck, if you wanted anymore support, when it is set break out the fiberglass and resin and really make it look nice. Hope it works out.
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