View Full Version : Stripping Blue Core

03-21-2006, 02:21 AM
I found a way to strip the film off fan fold. I wanted to share it with anyone who uses it. All you have to do is laminate the film with box tape and it will allow the film to peel off without tearring apart.
Also if you get a sheet that has waves in it you can cut a flat piece of plywood the same size as a full sheet of sand paper. Glue the sand paper to the wood. This will allow you to sand the whole sheet flat. This may be common for those with more time in the air, but I thought it may help anyway.

03-21-2006, 02:57 AM
Thanks for the tip!

03-22-2006, 04:12 AM
Why strip the Blucor at all? Home Depot carries Owens Corning pink fan fold foam and it is unfaced. No stripping required.

03-22-2006, 04:42 AM
Doesn't the film add stability?

03-22-2006, 01:43 PM
The film adds strength. Depending on what you are building, there are trade-offs as to weight/strength issues with/without the film.

03-22-2006, 05:02 PM
The easy way to remove the film is to roll it off with a dowel rod, pencil, pvc pipe, what ever is on hand.


03-22-2006, 10:30 PM
I didnt know about the pink stuff. I was at Lowes and found some fan fold. It was the only pack they had, the rest was protectionboard. The sheets are pretty beat up and warped in a few places. I got it for $15. FOr what Im doing it works well. Whe this runs out Ill have to try the pink stuff. THanks guys