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Re: set display

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Perry Schafer (pschafer)
Wed, 29 Sep 1999 08:32:43 +1000


It's the hydrocarbons in spray cans that dissolve the polystyrene. This can
be handy if you're trying to cast in ciment fondue or concrete around a foam
form and would like to remove this form to leave the casting hollow. If you
can find a water based spray it won't affect the foam.
Perry
----- Original Message -----
From: Rich Stephen J Contr ACC/CEVP <stephen.rich>
To: Ann Carolan <acarolan.us>; <MPBC90>;
<artsednet.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 1999 10:44 PM
Subject: RE: set display

> Yeah, isn't that weird? It's been my experience too that foam board and
> spray paint make a gooey mess. That was a while ago though - I don't
> remember how much spray paint was needed to dissolve the board completely.
> Couldn't this person use the spray paint sparingly, as her carving tool?
It
> might give her the rock effect or organic look she mentioned. It would
save
> a lot of time if it worked as she could combine the carving/painting
> process.
> If not, well, use an airbrush. It's what I've been using to make my
rocks
> and they've turned out nice.
>
> Steve in VA
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ann Carolan [acarolan.us]
> Sent: Monday, September 27, 1999 11:49 AM
> To: MPBC90; artsednet.edu
> Subject: Re: set display
>
> STOP. ALERT! SPRAY PAINT WILL DESTROY FOAM BOARD. USE ONLY
> LATEX.!!!!!!!
>
> Ann C.
>
> MPBC90 wrote:
>
> > In a message dated 9/22/99 12:59:59 AM Eastern Daylight
> Time,
> > owner-artsednet-digest.edu writes:
> >
> > I need ideas for materials that are light, carvable, =
> > moldable, drapable, and paintable (in order to have a
> marble or stone =
> > look). The size will be in the 6' x 8' range. >>
> > FOAM CORE! Go to your local framer, and have them save
> pieces.
> > Lightweight,
> > already cut into squares, glueable, carvable (sp?) and
> shapeable. Already
> > white for roman columns, and that speckled spray paint
> would be worth the
> > investment for a display that can be reused.
>
>