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Title: What is this stuff?
Post by: gene on December 15, 2017, 11:37:18 pm
This stuff was used for stuffing in several seat cushions I'm replacing. What is it?

It looks like the silk from inside a silk pod plant.

It is natural, not synthetic. Very silky smooth. IT IS EXTREMELY FLAMIABLE. I put some in my sink and lit it. Poof! It went up in flames very fast.

Thanks,

Gene

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Title: Re: What is this stuff?
Post by: MinUph on December 15, 2017, 11:46:56 pm
Looks like Kapok
Title: Re: What is this stuff?
Post by: 65Buick on December 16, 2017, 12:31:32 am
I can't see picture. But have wanted to see Kapok.
Title: Re: What is this stuff?
Post by: MinUph on December 16, 2017, 01:38:08 am
Try this link
http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz228/genejoe/stuffing%20stuff_zps6tu5z7rc.jpg
Title: Re: What is this stuff?
Post by: sofadoc on December 16, 2017, 02:17:30 pm
Looks like ordinary Kapok to me too. But I never realized that it was so flammable.

It's wonderful for shooting through a Bazooka stuffer.
Title: Re: What is this stuff?
Post by: kevinbryant on January 26, 2018, 01:16:46 am
Yes, almost a simple Kapok