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Unread 10-03-2009, 06:31 PM   #1
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It burns very fast, and is hazardous if inhaled. Don't burn it.
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the melting point is 240 C

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This is an odd question for the general automotive area, mind if I ask what exactly it is you intend to do?

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Burning it is the last thing you want to do.
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i am using it to hold a projector headlight inside the entire plastic housing. it is hanging down so i thought i could stick some styrofoam in there, the problem is that i dont want it to burn or melt because the metal projector gets very hot ( when it is on, you cannot touch it without burning your finger)..

can anyone tell me what the melting points and the points when the fumes come off of different types of styrofoam

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i am using it to hold a projector headlight inside the entire plastic housing. it is hanging down so i thought i could stick some styrofoam in there, the problem is that i dont want it to burn or melt..

can anyone tell me what the melting points and the points when the fumes come off of different types of styrofoam
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the melting point is 240 C
The bulbs probably get way hotter than that, I'd assume?
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the melting point is 240 C
you must be thinking farenheit

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No... 240C is 464F. I can't seem to find a stone hard answer on Google. Some say 250F, some say 240C, so I don't know. For a bulb on a car I wouldn't suggest doing it, either way. That's just me though.
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No... 240C is 464F. I can't seem to find a stone hard answer on Google. Some say 250F, some say 240C, so I don't know. For a bulb on a car I wouldn't suggest doing it, either way. That's just me though.
it cant be 240 C , if its 250 F , thats way to different, you see what im saying? it doesnt make sense, other ppl told me around 250 F also

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