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Hi all,

For those who've used coco bedding as a background with foam and silicone like Black Jungles' tutorial shows - do you first soak the brick and let it expand and then use the material wet, or do you let it dry out again first?

Any insight would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Robert
 

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You need to dry it out first.

I dried mine out in the oven at about 350 degrees. I would pull it out every 10 minutes or so and stir it.

I edited for a typo ;)
 
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Two things:
First, soak the part of the brick u're going to use in NEARLY BOILING water. It seemed to sweel up MUCH larger than just with warm water and thus u get alot more.
Second, definently let it dry because it sticks much more evenly.

it looks really good when well done right, but for some reason the silicone didn't spread for me so some of the coco is falling off and u can see the great suff :? .
 

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the silicone doesnt stick to well to the Greatstuff so its better to score and roughen up the surface a bit so the silicone can sink in and grab onto it
 

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Instead of silicone, I used elmer's probond, it is a polyurethane glue, like gorrilla glue. My reasoning is that the polyurethane glue would stick to polyurethane foam pretty well.
 
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