Q. Is this foam compatible with styrofoam?
A. Yes. It will not “eat” or dissolve styrofoam. If you have a large cavity to fill, you can put some chunks of styrofoam in the cavity to save foam.
Q. Do I need to paint or fiberglass over the foam?
A. You probably should. Polyurethane will absorb a small amount of water, because some of the the cells are open (95%+ are closed, though). Painting or glassing will seal the foam and prevent any water absorption. However, it really shouldn’t be necessary unless the foam is constantly immersed in water, such as in a boat with bilges that are always wet. The foam is not UV resistant, so it must be painted if exposed to sunlight.
Q. Is the polyurethane foam resistant to fuel, oil, and solvents?
A. Mostly yes. It is resistant to splashes of gasoline and diesel fuel, although it will absorb a small amount because no pourable foam can be guaranteed to be 100% closed cell. A strong solvent such as acetone or toluene would eventually break the foam down, but it would take a long time.
Q. What is the maximum exothermic temperature that cured polyurethane foam can reach?
A. 250 degrees F.
Q. What is the maximum surface temperature that cured polyurethane foam can withstand before it begins degrading?
A. 200 degrees F. The foam does not ignite. Under high heat and direct flame, it will char like wood. The foam will break down with continued exposure to excessive heat/flame. The damaged area can be repaired by removing the damaged portion and pouring new foam into the void.
Q. Will 8# density foam fill a fiberglass cavity?
A. Yes, our 8# density foam will fill a fiberglass cavity.
Q. How do I calculate how much 8# foam that I will need to repair my boat deck?
A. Calculate the cubic feet (length x width x height) of the area that you want to fill with 8# foam.
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