Pelican Case Foam2009-08-19T14:39:45+02:00

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  • Marnix
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    I have a Pelican 1620 case that has old foam inserts in it that I need to replace. I have a 30D, 5D MK II, 70-200, 16-35, 100-400, 100 Macro, 580Ex, 580EXII etc, etc.

    I wanted to know if anyone knows where i can get a customized foam insert done in JHB (PTA at a push) that won’t break the bank. I can buy the replacement foam and pull out the fingers but i don’t think it will be very neat end result :(. Looking on the www, the guys in the USA seem to have fantastic solutions.

    The one place i tried was Alpine Cases but they were expensive:eek:.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  • Marcell van Aswegen
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    search for high density foam, and then get a waterjet profiling company to help you with the cutouts 🙂

  • Mike Nell
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    Although its great to have a place for each and every piece of equipment I would rather suggest you look into getting a divider set for the Pelican.
    Its often happen that you change a lens or a body and then your whole setup(outlay) is different.
    With the divider set you can change at will.
    hope it helps

  • Helenus Kruger
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    Thanks Hedrus, good advise. I was wondering what to do as my kit did change and I need a inside replacement for my 1600.

    A pity it is so expensive. I see on the Pelican website the padded dividers are almost double the price of the foam. With the foam replacement for my 1600 case going for a bit over R1000 this means that the dividers will be R2000+.

    Ouch.

  • Marnix
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    Was hoping to to have to spend R2k 😮 to get this sorted…

  • Fanie
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    Go to Sondor ( they have a branch here in Waltloo PTA) and get some high density foam sheats.

    Use an electric bread knife to cut the openings, or even a steel hacksaw blade. Then glue the layer together to fill the case.

    Sondor can also cut the foam, but it will cost….

  • Ryan Drummond
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    @fanie 168148 wrote:

    Go to Sondor ( they have a branch here in Waltloo PTA) and get some high density foam sheats.

    Use an electric bread knife to cut the openings, or even a steel hacksaw blade. Then glue the layer together to fill the case.

    Sondor can also cut the foam, but it will cost….

    This is the plan that I would use. I usualy use a non serated carving knife for cutting foam, buy more than you need to work on a cutting technique and when you can cut straight, make you layout. Use toothpicks when marking out the outlines around your kit and then a marking pen, to draw an outline of the shape you want to remove.

  • wildpicture
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    You can also put the foam in a freezer for a night, to make the cutting much easier.

  • Alvin
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    anyone know where you can buy the divider inserts for Pelican cases (instead of the foam)?

    or any other options if you dont want to use the foam?

  • Marcell van Aswegen
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    Alvin, Outdoorphoto would be able to help you. Just give them a call and they’ll do the rest.

  • Alvin
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    Thanks Marcell
    I’m in contact with Norma-Jean on some other stuff.
    I only saw the Storm case dividers on the online shop – but not the Pelican ones.
    I’ll ask her to help.
    Cheers

  • Marcell van Aswegen
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    Alvin, Jean would most certainly help you with that. Unfortunetly not everything is listed in the online shop. There’s loads more in the Brick n mortar shop 😉

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