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1/16/2020 9:48:49 PM
Posted: 9/17/2009 5:33:05 PM EST
any tips or tricks ya got would be great
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:39:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2009 5:40:26 PM EST by WCobb]
You might not want to cut the case. Once that plastic is cut, its tough to make it look good again.

If you want to cut the foam inside it, just use a razor blade or exacto knife. Trace the gun onto the foam and then cut...Its actually really easy.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:42:18 PM EST
Knife, razorblade, or also hear of a guy using a soldering iron.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:42:43 PM EST
One tip that I found worked great was using toothpicks to mark where to cut, so you don't end up with marker lines all over the foam from tracing. And use an electric knife, it looks better.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:43:50 PM EST
Originally Posted By Gunbert:
One tip that I found worked great was using toothpicks to mark where to cut, so you don't end up with marker lines all over the foam from tracing. And use an electric knife, it looks better.


Or put the gun in opposite of how you want it so after you cut you can flip the foam over and hide the marker lines.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:47:17 PM EST
Nice big thread about cutting foam for cases here.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=4&t=292695
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:47:29 PM EST
sounds good.. the case has 2 sheets of foam do i just cut through the first sheet?
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:12:37 PM EST
Depends what you are cutting it for. For my AR I cut through both. Just make sure to take them out of the case before you cut it so you don't cut through the bottom padding.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:37:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2009 6:38:11 PM EST by be1498]
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:40:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2009 6:42:21 PM EST by AKSU]
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=19&t=290776&page=14

ETA-Check out mine towards the bottom of the page. I posted instructions for the way I did it.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 8:47:48 AM EST
For Mine I use a carving knife. The kind you cut turkeys on thanksgiving. The cuts were nice and smooth. I outline the first layer of foam with a sharpie by laying out the equipment opposite of how i wanted it ( to hide the marker lines. worked great and looks nice.
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