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  1. Lando

    Lando Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I got my hard vault in on Thursday, and as the seller stated the foam was crumbling. The bottom foam sheet was sticky and had a dark resin residue so I figured I would have to custom cut new pads. Luckily I was able to get the bottom sheet peeled off the curved foam pieces. I was then able to get any residue off the curved pieces with Goo Gone before I soaked them in a hydrogen peroxide and vinegar bath. After the soak I washed with some Dawn, and rinsed. They were almost like new after this process. I was happy to be able to retain some of the original foam. I then bought a new thin foam sheet to line the bottom of the vault before replacing the original pieces. I am excited so I thought I would share the small project. Here are some pictures of it: X-metal Hard Vault Foam Repair - image.jpg X-metal Hard Vault Foam Repair - image.jpg X-metal Hard Vault Foam Repair - image.jpg X-metal Hard Vault Foam Repair - image.jpg
     
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  2. Nortika

    Nortika Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Nice job, looks good
     
  3. Lexkempo

    Lexkempo Frog Fanatic

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    Whoah! Excellent job!!! The cut looks factory done!
     
  4. Lando

    Lando Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Thank you. The foam sheet was fairly easy to get done - I just used a ruler and a paper cutter. The hard part was getting the curved pieces cleaned up to reuse. It was a fairly messy process due to the crumbling and sticky liner. The curved pieces seem to be a little more durable than the foam liner from factory, so others may be able to use the cleaning method to reuse them.
     
  5. thisguy

    thisguy Oakley Expert

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    Nice job on the restoration. I have a case like this with bad foam inside. I knew this when I bought and thought I would be able to fix it, I just haven't taken the time to do it haha.
     
  6. Lando

    Lando Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Yea I was going to try to throw out all the foam and put some new pieces in there, but luckily I was able to save some of the original. It was a little messy cleaning it up, but didn't take too terribly long. Good luck with your restoration when you get to it!
     
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  7. mizuno hadouken

    mizuno hadouken Oakley Beginner

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    This is awesome. This is motivating me to fix my crappy vault =P
     
  8. Lando

    Lando Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Haha good luck. I am happy with my results.
     
  9. mizuno hadouken

    mizuno hadouken Oakley Beginner

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    I actually worked on it this morning and cranked it out in like 30 minutes. It's so much more awesome now since I had some good foam laying around to use!
     
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  10. Jben04

    Jben04 Oakley Enthusiast

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    My hard vault's foam was crumbling so bad i just pulled it all out.. now to find some decent foam to line it with...