Foam replacement options

From: R. Mueller <>
Date: Sun Jan 18 05:22:49 2004

There is some hidden wisdom here! There are several plastics used for
making foam. One of these is polyurethane, others are polypropylene and
polyethylene. I have often thought that manufacturers who put high valued
goods in polyurethane should be responsible for the repairs even after 30
years; this stuff is often terrible, turning to either dust or paste,
neither of which is good for a camera or a computer. The paste variety is
very hard to completely remove.

Conversely, those camping mats can be made of PP or PE, which I have never
seen undergoing the transformation into a viscous liquid. You computer
should still be clean after you pass it on to the next generation.


Message: 5
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 17:49:35 +0000 (GMT)
From: (Tony Duell)
Subject: Re: Foam replacement options
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> I pulled out my Model 100 the other day and discovered that the foam in the
> hard case has begun to disintegrate. The hard case is the Radio Shack
> original-issue hard case, so the foam is a pretty big size.

A tip I got from Amateur Photographer magazine, relating to foam for
camera cases, was to use a camper's sleeping mat. They're fairly hard
foam, about 1cm thick, and are larger than any carrying case I've ever
seen :-). And they're not too expensive.

Dunno if this would work for the M100 case, but it might be worth a try.

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