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1 bundle or less per year 83 33.88%
1-2 bundles per year 98 40.00%
2-6 bundles per year 42 17.14%
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 01:36 PM
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By the way, I just used Foam Tac on some $tree and it ate a hole in it. Looks like I didn't let it dry long enough before laminating parts.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 01:45 PM
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Wow 3X the price! Same packaging, same size, I wonder what went in this "reformulated" formula that is so expensive and needed.

I don't mean to question Beacon strategy, but I'd think tripling the distribution (making sure it;s in every LHS and places that sell or use foam) would be much more effective than tripling the price.
It seems like a great product, so distribution should not be too hard to increase.

At $12 it's pretty much priced out of the market altogether considering what is available as replacement, too bad, it was an interesting option.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 01:55 PM
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12 bucks is the MSRP of the new stuff...Not sure what the MSRP is of the "old" stuff. At 3 or 4 bucks a bottle is a great price point for this product... even $8 retail may be a bit steep IMO.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 04:54 PM
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If you can find the old formula I suggest buying it as the new formulation is much higher cost for dealers as well so the old pricing will not be around once the old stock is sold off. The old formulation works great on the MPF and I still have a few bottles left from when I use to sell it on my website. I want to try the new formulation once it is ready and see if acts the same etc. I know some foams it would eat if you put it on too thick so maybe they resolved that issue. But I can say the old formula works great on MPF and that link for $3.99 each is a great deal so it might be wise to buy it up now.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 05:03 PM
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Wow 3X the price! Same packaging, same size, I wonder what went in this "reformulated" formula that is so expensive and needed.

I don't mean to question Beacon strategy, but I'd think tripling the distribution (making sure it;s in every LHS and places that sell or use foam) would be much more effective than tripling the price.
It seems like a great product, so distribution should not be too hard to increase.

At $12 it's pretty much priced out of the market altogether considering what is available as replacement, too bad, it was an interesting option.
Supply and demand my friend with a little greed mixed in. They must have mixed gold flakes in it ! lmao They sell gorrila glue real close to my home and if they dont find out that we are using it for our hobby it might stay the same price. The beacon glue guy comes here and posts and maybe he can tell us why they are talking about raising prices, or we can just keep guessing. joe
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 05:13 PM
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Yeah, bring on the glue guy. I have only used one bottle so far and while it seems good stuff I am not overly impressed with it. And if they up the price I won't be using any more of it. GG has worked just fine for me.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 06:51 PM
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AS this is a thread for MPF and not foam tac lets just follow THIS link to find out why the price difference and keep the talk here about our favorite foam
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 07:11 PM
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...GG has worked just fine for me.
White stuff, right?
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 07:29 PM
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White stuff, right?
Right, not too thick and stay inboard of edges when laminating, it foams out to the edge.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 07:31 PM
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AS this is a thread for MPF and not foam tac lets just follow THIS link to find out why the price difference and keep the talk here about our favorite foam
But everyone around here that uses MPF swears foam tac is the best for it so it is kind of important.
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I may be called cheap but I hate paying even $5 for 2 ounces of any glue. I saw Woodland Scenics Foam Tack Glue so I thought I'd give it a try. List price is $12.99 for 12 oz. Not 2, 12. I bought it at the local model train store for $10.49. As a test, I cut several small pieces of MPF and made butt joints, laminations and hinges . I made 2 sets of each and put one set together wet and the other using the contact cement method. The contact method may have been slightly stronger. The next day I tore them apart and In most cases the MPF failed before the joints. I used it to finish up a foamy including the hinges. We shall see how it holds up. I've never used the Beacon Tac but from what I have read this material seems similar.
SEMFF guys, I got it at Great Lakes Hobby on Van Dyke south of Utica Rd in Sterling Heights. Split a bottle 5 ways and try it.
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I use MPF and the old foam tac and i wouldnt say its the best . It has its place along with many other glues although its place may be smaller as the price goes up .
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 09:10 PM
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I may be called cheap but I hate paying even $5 for 2 ounces of any glue. I saw Woodland Scenics Foam Tack Glue so I thought I'd give it a try. List price is $12.99 for 12 oz. Not 2, 12. I bought it at the local model train store for $10.49. As a test, I cut several small pieces of MPF and made butt joints, laminations and hinges . I made 2 sets of each and put one set together wet and the other using the contact cement method. The contact method may have been slightly stronger. The next day I tore them apart and In most cases the MPF failed before the joints. I used it to finish up a foamy including the hinges. We shall see how it holds up. I've never used the Beacon Tac but from what I have read this material seems similar.
SEMFF guys, I got it at Great Lakes Hobby on Van Dyke south of Utica Rd in Sterling Heights. Split a bottle 5 ways and try it.
9.20 on the us amazon site $41 on the canadian one

Theres an old thread on it with a little info Here
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 09:30 PM
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Wilfor You tell us to not get off track about this MPF foam thread then you start talking about the same glue again.. I went to the other glue thread and got my reply and it looks like its GG for me for a while. joe
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