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Old 05-06-2008, 09:15   #1 (permalink)
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Source of cubed foam for gadget bag

Does anyone know a reliable source of cubed foam of the type used in camera cases (Peli type)? I know Peli do it for their cases, but they are expensive and mine insn't actually a Peli.

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Re: Source of cubed foam for gadget bag

I think places like Dunelms Mills sell foam for upholstery use. Not sure if it is the high density foam needed for photo cases though. Might be worth trying Maplins or B&Q.

Probably find some on e-bay.
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Re: Source of cubed foam for gadget bag

I've used a combo of ordinary furniture type foam (available everywhere) and Karrimat type foam (the cheap copies - very high density but perfect for lining something like rucksacks)
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Re: Source of cubed foam for gadget bag

What about the foam you can "pick" the cubes from to fit your camera / lens sizes ? I thought this was what Pete was asking about
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Re: Source of cubed foam for gadget bag

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What about the foam you can "pick" the cubes from to fit your camera / lens sizes ? I thought this was what Pete was asking about
Not heard of that. Sounds like it might be the sort of thing that Peli might do (at a price), but I think it unlikely that anyone else would, except perhaps the Chinese via Hong Kong.
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Re: Source of cubed foam for gadget bag

The foam in Peli cases is called Pick and Pluck

It's about £12 for a replacement foam for a Peli case, I got one fpr my Peli 1400 and with delivery I thought it wasn't too bad.

Most foams are okay but beware of pale yellowy foams because they can degrade and go sticky.

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Re: Source of cubed foam for gadget bag

You could get the stuff in a can from B&Q and spray it around the equipment and then... er... mmm....
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Re: Source of cubed foam for gadget bag

Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. In the end I plumped for an eBay offer - a search on "puzzlefoam" will find it for those interested.
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Re: Source of cubed foam for gadget bag

& for the lazy puzzlefoam items at low prices on eBay.co.uk
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