SureCrete’s XS casting foam rails system is elegantly simple: eliminating ripping material, screwing, nailing, and in most cases, caulking to create the side rails in forming precast projects. It consists of 3 elements: Polystyrene foam rails, Clear facing tape and PSA tape for casting concrete counter tops and precast panels. Whether forming from 3/4” (1.9cm) up to 2” (5cm) thick, form edges are true with no bleeding between casting surface and XS Forming. Installation tools required are just a tape measure, pencil and knife. Unlike conventional forming systems that are made with 2×4 lumber pieces, saw-cut melamine or other materials, the XS Forming system provides a much more lightweight, versatile and infinitely more cost efficient method for forming your precast concrete pieces. Sold in individual four foot lengths, the foam rails can be purchased in much smaller incriments than is allowed by typical fabrication methods. This makes it a much more inexpensive method for homeowners and weekend warriors that are looking to create one-off pieces and weekend projects.
XS Casting Foam Rails
Foam Rails: 50FR075 50FR100 50FR150 50FR200 Tapes: 50K100FT075 50K100FT100 50K100FT150 50K100FT200
Here are some pieces that can easily be formed using the XS Casting Foam Rails:
- Kitchen Countertops
- Dining & Coffee Tables
- Outdoor Kitchens
- Floor Tiles
- Wall Panels
- Building Fascades
- Custom Furniture
- Bath Vanities
How Do You Apply SureCrete XS Casting Foam Rails and Clear Facing Tapes?
The XS Forming System casting foam rails is an incredibly simple product to construct casting molds with:
- Make sure your casting surface is clean and clear of all dust and debris.
- Remove the protective layer from the PSA tape and apply tape to bottom of foam rail, keeping edge of tape even with the inside edge of the foam rail.
- Cut to desired dimensions.
- Remove second protective film layer and begin applying foam rails to casting surface as required.
- Apply clear facing tape to span across the inside of all foam rails spanning across joints.
- Remove protective film layer from clear facing tape.
- Thoroughly clean the casting surface again with denatured alcohol or acetone before pouring in your casting mix
Frequently Asked Questions About The XS Casting Foam Rails:
How do I make lengths longer than four feet with the XS Forming System?
It’s very easy! Simply span the clear facing tap across the “joint” where two four-foot lengths of foam rail meet.
Do I have to use the clear facing tape with the XS Forming System?
Not necessarily, however whatever mix you use with likely “read” the face of the foam rails instead. Also depending on the mix design, the somewhat porous surface of the foam rails may adversely affect the curing process of your casted concrete piece.
Specs and Properties of the XS Forming System:
|Material Type||Foam and Tape|
|Available Thicknesses:||3/4″, 1″, 1-1/2″ and 2″|
|Detailed Foam Rails Packaging Info:||3/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 48″: 28 pieces per box|
|1″ x 1-1/2″ x 48″: 28 pieces per box|
|1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ x 48″: 16 pieces per box|
|2″ x 2″ x 48″: 16 pieces per box|