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Old 06-28-2005, 02:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay living in this podunk town...I called Homedepot...they had no Idea what foam core even is....so I called a Print company here in town and they had Black or white foam core in 4x8 sheets...I want to make two sets of book ends with one side white and one side black...however they didnt have it one side white and one black....could only get either or...now here's my question..
I bought four sheets of black...can I spray paint one side white? or will the foam core warp? they told me at the print shop it would warp.
Any suggestions on making a reflective side(White,Silver)
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Old 06-28-2005, 03:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I got mine from my art/framing store as well. I wanted the same, but since they didn't have half and half, I just made 2 black ones and 2 white ones. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

I am pretty sure it WILL warp if you paint it. Spray Paint may not cause it to warp much, but that would take a lot of spray paint to cover 2 4x8 sheets.

What about putting white contact paper on one side?
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Old 06-28-2005, 03:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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should be ok to spray it in coats..thin,...just dont soak it. I would imagin it be easier to spray black onto white then whit one black? Also, dunno if you have an Office Depot or Staples,...they may be able to get the large sheets in.
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Old 06-28-2005, 03:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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How about getting some white poster board and cutting it to fit the foam core and glue it to it. Or for a softer diffusion get some white cloth and glue it to it. For silver maybe try some of that heavy duty tin foil and glue it to the foam core.
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Old 06-28-2005, 03:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Brother you've come to the right place. Foam core and gatorboard are my two favorite materials.

Foam core will definitely warp if unsupported, even gator will warp if it's less than 3/4" thick. The paint won't warp it though unless it shrinks as it dries. There are a lot of variations on foam core, most take paint well, some don't. 4x8 sheets is definitely the way to buy it.

So are you talking about bookend props or real bookends? If the foam core is in small pieces warping won't be much of an issue. The key is support. Clear packing tape is excellent for holding it together, hot glue works too. A really good trick for sticking anything to foam core or gator board is to scrape it first with a flat, sharp edge; I use one of those long metal trim edges that painters use but a nice sharp edged metal ruler will work too.

I've never seen foam core that's black on one side and white on the other but I'll wager it can be found.

Foam core is the ultimate custom reflector/softbox material, especially the super thin 1/8" stuff because it's so light.

Damm, I think I'm gonna start a foam core site kind of like one of those duct tape sites.

PM (or IM) me if you have any other questions.
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Old 06-28-2005, 03:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Chip..my plan was to tape them together length wise so they will fold and stand on thier own ...to use for flags ...here's my thinking....if painting and all that is tricky...I dont want to fool with it...heck that crap was somewhat expensive to for me..4 sheets 70.00....so I think what I'll do is when my white background paper needs cutting...which it does right now...I was thinking of just taping the old paper to it to make my white side.
I would think it would reflect just fine..and if I tape it right might add support...thoughts?
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Good Idea Jason...I'll try that on some smaller pieces I have.
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"my plan was to tape them together length wise so they will fold and stand on thier own ...to use for flags"

Hey Don...this is just my opinion, but I ended up just scoring the 4x8 sheets down the middle length wise and folding them in half. The size is perfect for me...2 of them together would have been a little too big for me. I know that it looks like it would be too thin that way, but I recommend trying it with one sheet and see if you like it. That would give you 4 flags instead of just 2 huge ones, and if you had to double them up, you could just place 2 next to each other.

Like I said, I have 2 black ones and 2 white ones like this and the have been perfect for my studio. Just my .02 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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good point....I'll do that Jason.....your right that would give me more flexibility...
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Sticking BG paper on the board sounds like a good plan to me... you can get into trouble with the wrong adhesive though cause most spray adhesives do shrink. The only good non-shrinking adhesives I've used are 3M Photo Mount and 3M Spray Mount. Photo Mount is pricey, Spray Mount a little less so. Shop around, the prices vary dramatically depending on where you buy it... Wal Mart has the best prices I've seen. Scrape the surface for sure and use a pipe or something to roll it out.

As for how you plan to stand them up, Jason's suggestion makes the most sense. You may find it necessary to stiffen the foam core somehow, maybe not, you can always just use them and add stiffeners later if they warp too much.

My really BIG reflectors are painted foam house insulation panels, all the others are 3/4" gator board. I usually support them with light stands.
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