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    Anything you do is just a patch on a problem.

    Better to just abandon the pick n' pluck foam altogether and purchase a kaizen foam for the case. Make it right, not just slightly better.


    https://kaizeninserts.com/t/pelican-case
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    I'm too cheap, need to see how this turns out. Need to let the plastidip outgas for a couple of days before I put lenses back in this.

    If I buy new foam, I'll probably track down some polypropylene or polyethylene foam sheets. Should be soft enough, but won't tear like foam rubber.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch Gross View Post
    Not so outlandish at all. In fact quite easy. Biggest drawback is that the software is Windows only.

    https://mycasebuilder.com/
    I designed the case for my primes with them.


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    Well, one can is gone and the top layer of foam is sprayed. Still smell a little solvent this morning so need to wait longer. May put it outside in the Sun for a while to help the solvents evaporate.

    The "large" 4800 case was $45usd with a coupon, also got the "medium" 3800 case for camera bodies which was $30usd. Cans of Plastidip are about $5usd each so if it works OK, it will be a good first step for many people. Once the foam wear out, custom would be the way to go.

    I'll let you know how well it works when I get the lenses back in place, shouldn't be more than a day or two more.


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    It actually seems to have worked out pretty good, not sure about ultimate durability but should be pretty decent.

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    There is a company near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada who do amazing work. You would probably need to do your own layout however.
    https://www.productioncase.com/custom-foam-inserts
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    Greg, Did you spray the plastic dip[ over the whole peice of foam or just in the holes that you had pluck out? What color is the dip?


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    Sorry, just saw this. I used black plastidip and sprayed the entire top level of foam. Every side and lots in the holes. I think I went light in the big empty area so that I could pull more holes if I added lenses, but still at least one coat in that area.

    The case for the camera bodies didn't go as well, lots of places where there was only a single block between pieces, and this started pulling away from handle while spraying. You can kind of glue these back together with the spray, but not always going to work. Over all still happy with the money spent and function of the cases.


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    Yes, solid rule of thumb with pick-and-pluck is to leave at least two blocks thickness for "walls". With or without spraying, a single block wall will get torn out of place pretty easily.
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