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Old 09-30-2010, 06:12 PM #1
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Dye I4 Foam Replacement

Dye apparently isn't stocking any replacement foam for the masks, and I just picked up a ninja frame off of the BST that needs new foam and ears. I know I can get the ears from Dye, but anyone have any ideas on what to do about the top piece of foam?

Without the top foam it doesn't sit right on my head.
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:11 PM #2
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your best bet is prob gonna be to contact dye, or use foam from lowes or home depot.
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:50 PM #3
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I did they don't carry it. I can order an entire replacement mask frame though which includes the foam

I'm thinking I'll try one of the empire mask kits and just reckneck rig it. Few beers and some contact cement and I'll either have fixed it or permanently attached my face to it.
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:07 AM #4
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I just did what you mentioned: use the Empire foam kit. Works perfectly fine.
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Old 10-10-2010, 05:03 PM #5
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What's a good glue to use to glue the foam back in? Mine is coming out?
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Old 10-11-2010, 05:07 PM #6
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Old 10-11-2010, 05:18 PM #7
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I've used Elmer's Rubber Cement to repair several Flexs and i3's in the past. Available at most Wal-Marts. Comes in a small jar with a brush applicator. Just use a light layer on both the foam and frame and allow a minute for each to dry a little before pressing together.

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Old 10-26-2010, 02:33 PM #8
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I called Dye because I need new foam for my i4's and lady said 20.00
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I just finished up replacing the i4 foam with new foam from a Profit.
The Profit foam replacement is more comfortable, and available:









NOTE: The glue I used is shown in the pic (E6000)


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Old 03-13-2016, 02:35 PM #10
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the double stick tape that they use for cell phones works really well for spot repairs...

http://www.amazon.com/Eco-Fused-Adhe...0HV 6JHQR6CPJ

just an example, they make it wider sizes
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I just finished up replacing the i4 foam with new foam from a Profit.
The Profit foam replacement is more comfortable, and available:


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That's quite the rig you have there!

I need to replace the foam on my i3s and I had a couple questions about how you did yours. First, have you noticed any bumps in or under the foam where the glue dried? If not, how did you apply it (and how much) to avoid that? Secondly, are the clamps necessary? I was originally thinking of simply applying pressure with my hands for the first 5-10 min while the glue hardens (I don't have to re-foam the whole mask, only the top strip), then putting the mask down on its front and let gravity do the rest. Thoughts?


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the double stick tape that they use for cell phones works really well for spot repairs...

http://www.amazon.com/Eco-Fused-Adhe...0HV 6JHQR6CPJ

just an example, they make it wider sizes
Have you used it before? How large of an area would it work for and what's the longevity like? I've got a 8 inch strip at the top of my i3 that I need to re-foam, the rest of it is fine.
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That's quite the rig you have there!
I used Harbor Freight clamps and a cookie jar.
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I need to replace the foam on my i3s and I had a couple questions about how you did yours.
First, have you noticed any bumps in or under the foam where the glue dried?
No bumps here... I spread the glue nice and even using a wide artist's brush
(the brush was wide, not the artist).

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If not, how did you apply it (and how much) to avoid that?
I spread the glue nice and even using a wide artist's brush
(the brush was wide, not the artist)

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Secondly, are the clamps necessary?
The clamps were a security measure, I suppose. I only wanted
to glue the foam once, and I wanted it to turn out excellent. I'm sure
there are other ways to do it that would do just as well. I had all of
the things laying around already, and utilized the available resources
to their fullest potential.

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I was originally thinking of simply applying pressure with my hands for the first 5-10 min
while the glue hardens (I don't have to re-foam the whole mask, only the top strip), then
putting the mask down on its front and let gravity do the rest. Thoughts
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Old 03-17-2016, 07:35 PM #13
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I spread the glue nice and even using a wide artist's brush
(the brush was wide, not the artist)


The clamps were a security measure, I suppose. I only wanted
to glue the foam once, and I wanted it to turn out excellent. I'm sure
there are other ways to do it that would do just as well. I had all of
the things laying around already, and utilized the available resources
to their fullest potential.
Thanks for the feedback! I'm going to try and paint some glue on as well, but I don't think I'll be able to set up clamps.

How bad could it go...
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Old 03-20-2016, 11:43 PM #14
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Today's foam replacement. I got this mask and it had
been painted over. I removed the foam and all paint
to reveal a two-tone black/white underlying theme.
I was going to paint it, but I lost interest, since I'm
just going to sell it to someone local for a real good
price, and it doesn't make sense to put money into it
that would necessitate raising the price.

I re-used the curved lower piece of foam, and put a
new blend of dense foam under soft foam for the top
piece that's a straight strip. Same glue as before,
and used the same cookie jar and clamps as before.
keeping pressure on it against the cookie jar keeps
a nice even force along the entire area at the top.
On the lower piece I used clamps and my hands to
keep pressure along the length of it until it set up
well enough to be left alone.















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I've done the same thing using funfoam for the base and open-cell foam from Ace Hardware for the top; same glue too. Really the only difference is I used binder clips to hold the foam in place instead of clamps (same effect either way). Did this to several masks and everything turned out just fine.
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Old 03-21-2016, 10:06 AM #16
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I re-used the curved lower piece of foam, and put a
new blend of dense foam under soft foam for the top
piece that's a straight strip. Same glue as before,
and used the same cookie jar and clamps as before.
keeping pressure on it against the cookie jar keeps
a nice even force along the entire area at the top.
On the lower piece I used clamps and my hands to
keep pressure along the length of it until it set up
well enough to be left alone.


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I've done the same thing using funfoam for the base and open-cell foam from Ace Hardware for the top; same glue too. Really the only difference is I used binder clips to hold the foam in place instead of clamps (same effect either way). Did this to several masks and everything turned out just fine.
Are there different types of open-cell foam that work better than others? I've heard that certain replacement kits have rough foam that messes with people's faces.

Also, how do you find the two layered approach with dense and soft foam? Is it worth the extra effort/cost?
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A ~12"x12" sheet of funfoam from Michaels was ~$1, maybe 2. A long roll of foam was a few dollars. All in all, both foam and glue cost was probably $10-15 dollars and you'll have enough for a few masks. Personally, I'm fine with the foam. Haven't had any problems. It's not ultra-soft or particularly dense... it's just foam. Having said that, I think it works just fine.

What you don't want to do is use closed-cell foam. Noticeably denser, but without pathways through the foam (hence, closed cell) your skin won't breath and it's just not gonna work.
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