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Old 24th August 2003, 06:19 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I have been looking around in Sydney for about 1.5 kg of polyfill for my sub. I can only find some in a haberdashery store for about $13 per 100gms. That makes for an expensive sub filler. Can't find any in hardware stores. Where do you Aussie guys get your polyfill? Is there a cheaper supplier? Or should I look at an alternative stuffing, any suggestions (prefer not glass wool)?
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Old 24th August 2003, 06:24 AM   #2
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Kmart mate, 4 bucks for half a kilo of polyester fibre fill.
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Old 24th August 2003, 06:26 AM   #3
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Most supermarkets have poly fill for around $1 per 100grams, usually next to the where the pillows are (or just buy really cheap pillows and cut them open)
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Old 24th August 2003, 06:32 AM   #4
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Excellent, thanks postman!
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Old 24th August 2003, 07:51 AM   #5
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Bigkid, Jaycar have had the stuff on special for $AU5.75 for 1000mmx700mm, it is 350g/sqm or about 245g/sheet.
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Something you could considered is spray on dampening, Septone does a can of the stuff for under $AU10 for 400g, It's a bitumem coating that's ment for automotive use sound dampening and I use it under my dampening sheets, it's easy to unload a can of this stuff inside a subwoofer and get the hard to reach bits. It also acts as a sealer if your caulking is not 100%

NOT TO BE USED ON CORPSES, LOL
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You can get it from Super-Cheap Auto or Marlos
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Old 24th August 2003, 07:58 AM   #6
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You might want to give Spotlight a call too. Don't know if they have it or not, but they tend to be cheap and have that sort of thing.

I go there to buy towels when I want to destroy some to polish my car
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Old 24th August 2003, 03:14 PM   #7
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Polyester wall/ceiling insulation is available at most hardware stores, I have been paying about Aust$24 for 8 1200(L) x 430(W) x 100(D) mm batts.
Its also available in Poly/wool mixes that are denser

Try: eco-polyester

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Old 24th August 2003, 11:46 PM   #8
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Thanks for the Septone info Superass, I'll give it a try;
as for the polyester, you can get it for free from old lounge suites that people have thrown out....if you're a real tightarse like me...
1 lounge suite has enough for several projects
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Old 25th August 2003, 09:38 AM   #9
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Thanks for the responses all. Will give that Septone a go, thanks superassbass - this is my first ever DIY so any edge I can get will help.
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