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This is the back (fortunately) of the new Remus Lupin stone we made this year. We've been setting our graveyard up for years and this never happened before - we must have just put this one in the wrong spot. Sunlight reflected off a window and melted the foam away. Anyone else ever had this problem or are we just lucky ;)?

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This is the offending window. At least the rotating moon is never at rest low enough to be damaged - it's only 1" thick. Sorry for the sideways pics.

 

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I've never had that happen, but it's crazy the things that can mess with foamcore! At least it was on the backside of the stone! I find that dings and dents and such end up giving the stones "character" after a while (at least that's what I tell myself when it happens! :D)
 

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Some haunters have also been experiencing fading where the paint washes-out and the foam starts to show through. Regarding your melting problem I've had similar problems with my neighbors "low-e" coated windows reflecting sunlight into my planter beds and super-heating my plants till they die. It seems that may have happened with your prop. You can try coating with a layer or two of drywall spackle/exterior latex paint (monster mud) then finishing with a coat of exterior latex paint over that. I used this process on my tombstones and they withstood heavy rain and my neighbors reflected sunlight without any damage.
 
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