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Baron Von Goolo
07-13-2011, 02:29 PM
On the HauntWorld DVDs, there is extensive mention of a material called "Synergy" that is a stony coating that goes onto carved foam. Larry fails to mention what it is, where it's available or even if "Synergy" is the correct spelling. If it's a brand name it could be spelled Sinnergy or Sin'R'Gee or any of a million ways. I can't seem to get a lead on the stuff.

I'm in Oregon, so it possible that Synergy is a brand that's not available here. Can anyone tell me what it is so that I can find it or an alternate product? You'd be helping me out with a problem that's plagued me for years.

Thanks -

Dave @ FrightTown

Allen H
07-13-2011, 07:20 PM
Lets see what I can do...
i use it, here is a pic of the bucket
http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/stiltbeast/DSCN0003.jpg
the spelling is Senergy
here is contact info for all the distributors in Oregon

Oregon

Medford
J&L Supply
189 Ehrman Way
Medford, OR 97501
P: 541.608.9999
F: 541.608.9991
Contact: Jack Batman

Eugene
Service Partners of Oregon
1820 Prairie Road, Unit D
Eugene, OR 97402
P: 514.688.4279
F: 514.688.0458
Contact:
Lonny Martin
lmartin@service-partners.com
John Henry 360.772.2922
jhenry@service-partners.com

Tigard
Service Partners of Oregon
16320 SW 72nd Avenue
Tigard, OR 97224
P: 503.598.7060
F: 503.968.7827
Contact:
Dorrae Bird
dbird@service-partners.com
John Henry 360.772.2922
jhenry@service-partners.com

And here is their main site in case you have any questions...
http://www.senergy.basf.com/EN/Pages/default.aspx
that should do ya...
Allen H

Albert Cicconi
07-13-2011, 08:29 PM
Hi Allen - Do you use a base coat first? or do you roll the finish coat right over the carved foam? I'm wondering what is the best and fastest way to cover some very large foam facades we are building for outside use. we were testing some areas with ugl drylock , seems ok but need 2 coats, have you tried ugl? i do have a synergy distributer not too far from me
:)


Thanks again
Al

Allen H
07-13-2011, 09:22 PM
Do you use a base coat first?
***No, nothing, just senergy, then I seal with a water or concrete sealer, but I have done large pieces and never sealed them and they are still fine five years later so the sealing is just cause I wanted a glossy wet finish for those applications.


or do you roll the finish coat right over the carved foam? I'm wondering what is the best and fastest way to cover some very large foam facades we are building for outside use.
*****Rolling is for chumps! I normally spray mine on with a texture hopper, they can be gotten for about $99 whereever you get the senergy or a stucco supplier. see....
http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/stiltbeast/DSCN0007.jpg
http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/stiltbeast/DSCN0006.jpg


we were testing some areas with ugl drylock , seems ok but need 2 coats, have you tried ugl? i do have a synergy distributer not too far from me
***I have never used UGL so I cant comment, you can put the senergy on as thick as you want in one coat by spraying so I only ever use one coat.
Allen H

Baron Von Goolo
07-13-2011, 09:51 PM
ALLEN!!! You rock like Slayer, my new best friend! Thanks!

Dave

Albert Cicconi
07-14-2011, 06:02 AM
WOW!!! I think you rock too :) I can't wait to get started with my new tool. I'll post some pics with the finished result.

Thanks again-
Al

Allen H
07-14-2011, 09:32 AM
Im glad to help,
Allen H

damon wilde
07-14-2011, 12:04 PM
What's a 5 gallon bucket cost?

Albert Cicconi
07-14-2011, 03:10 PM
I called the dist. near me and it was 65.00 a pail, way less then the ugl we had planned on using. I also found the spray texture gun for around 80.00 at the depot. Cant wait
Al

Allen H
07-14-2011, 03:16 PM
Yeah I get mine for about $60 to $65

DeathRattle
07-18-2011, 02:03 PM
I guess I need to hang up my roller and say good by to drylock

damon wilde
07-19-2011, 11:42 AM
Found it in Tampa for 45 a bucket. I want to try it out on some foam carving. Is it kind of like rubber roof paint or more like a stucco cement? Just wondering how strong it will be.

Allen H
07-19-2011, 11:53 AM
Its the love child of rubber roof paint and stucco cement. It is a slightly elastic coating, so the surface can still be pushed in with enough force. Mostly due to the foam coalpseing under it as opposed to a weakness of the coating.

damon wilde
07-19-2011, 02:07 PM
Sounds good. I like the idea that I can spray it with a hopper gun. That will save time.

icandrawem2
07-24-2011, 04:47 PM
Damon we used to use Senergy quite a bit at the scenic shop I worked at in Jacksonville...It really is a great product. It isnt limited to applying over foam either, it can go on wood as well. I also think you can get it with different size grits but I might be wrong on that.

ChristianK
11-25-2011, 08:53 PM
I've also heard that the fire marshal's love this stuff due to it's fire retardant qualities. Can anyone confirm or comment on that? Thanks!