Self adhesive foam - very thin

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  1. Ian David

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    Hi
    I am trying to track down some self-adhesive foam for repairing the light seals around the edges of an old camera film door. When I was living in London I managed to get some excellent black foam, about 1.5-2mm thick, with a self-adhesive backing. Perfect for such jobs, but I have none left now. Anyone know of a supplier of such stuff in Oz?
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    They may ship to Australia and is probably the new best source since interslice isn't selling generic kits.
     
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    I have some about 1mm thick, self adhesive. If you have no luck locally, I can send you a piece.


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    There's a guy on US E-Bay or via Jgood21967@aol.com or Jon_Goodman@yahoo.com who sells kits which include a range of self adhesive foam strips of various densities. He's cheap and prompt and quite generous in the range he sends.

    I guess that the Oz local repairers must have a source, but maybe it's a dying art, I'd suspect that the digerati toss their cameras and buy a new one before the seals have time to decay.

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    Thanks for the feedback and links everyone. And many thanks for your kind offer Steve - hopefully I won't need to beg for some of your foam! I think I have found a relatively local supplier (in Melbourne) who can send me some 2mm stuff.
    If that turns out to be no good, I will try eBay as you suggest Ross. Strangely, I didn't think of looking there.
    I will probably end up with way more than I need, so if anyone else around here needs some you know who to ask :smile:
    Ian
     
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    I know this thread is old but I just thought I'd add for future reference - I was able to buy the self-adhesive foam you describe from a Mitre 10 hardware store.
     
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    Then there is the DIY approach if you can find the thin foam. Find a sheet of old laser printer etc. label release paper, and spray it lightly with some 3M 777 adhesive or other natural rubber adhesive
    Let it dry.
    Lay your thin foam foam on the dry adhesive surface to pick up the adhesive, than lay the sticky piece on another old release paper to allow you to cut the now self adhesive foam to shape.

    I have even DIY'ed the the thin foam by using a steel straight edge and fresh x-acto style or scalpel blade to shave foam from the edge of a spare mouse pad.