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Old May 04, 2012, 01:23 AM
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So I'm about to build my first 3D foamie. The instructions call for welders glue so I went to my LHS and they have never heard of welders glue. Can I pick up this glue somewhere else? Home Depot? Is there anything comparable? I want to get started on the build tomorrow.

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Old May 04, 2012, 02:13 AM
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I just read a post in the crash area and it was mentioned as a way to fix a foamie. I have a hunch it's a good foamie glue, but I've never seen it.

I'd like to know what it is too.
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Old May 04, 2012, 02:18 AM
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loctite stick and seal indoor, no fumes, outdoor, and ultra same stuff I just found it, a fellow foamie guy told me about it
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Old May 04, 2012, 02:19 AM
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So I'm about to build my first 3D foamie. The instructions call for welders glue so I went to my LHS and they have never heard of welders glue. Can I pick up this glue somewhere else? Home Depot? Is there anything comparable? I want to get started on the build tomorrow.

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I'm surprise your LHS couldn't recommend something else- They must of carried something that could be used on foamies. Anyways, the instructions are probably referring to something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Welder-Contact.../dp/B003E6ZPWA

my personal favorite was the GWS contact glue, but I can't find it anymore. I now get similar stuff from hobbyking. I've also used other stuff like the elmer's contact cement which works well too. Anyhow if you are short on time, check out that amazon link...folks are saying you can get it at wallyworld or other home improvement places. i haven't used it personally so I can't say how it works.
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Old May 04, 2012, 02:30 AM
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Welder glue is used on EPP foam, as it will dissolve other types of foam. Search YouTube for welders glue for tips on how to use it, or go to 3D hobby shop ( 3DHS) and look for the series of videos on building the 33 inch EPP foamy. The name of the glue is "WELDER"...there is no "S" on the end. It can be found online, or from Lowes Hardware stores, but here is where it gets bizarr....The glue is made in Bellingham, Washington and carries the item number on the card 730657. When the Lowe's store enters that number in their computer, nothing comes up. Lowe's has the glue under item number 74526 and it is a red tube of glue with black lettering and is sold in a 2 pack blister pack. Hope this helps.
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Old Jan 07, 2014, 03:02 PM
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Welder dissolves Depron foam! Guess how I know. Building my Slowboat float plane; Is Foam cure glue from BSI Waterproof?
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Old Jan 07, 2014, 03:08 PM
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Lowe's carried Welder for a long time but discontinued it several months ago. It's easy to find on line. Alternatives that work equally well include UHU Por frequently available in craft stores and also on line, and Beacon Foam-Tac, harder to find but it works well. Bob Smith Industries also has out a line of EPP-safe adhesive. No experience with it, but BSI is always a high-confidence bet. Here's a link: http://www.bsi-inc.com/Pages/hobby/foamcure.html
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Old Jan 07, 2014, 04:00 PM
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RC Plane Builder carries both Welder and Foam-Tac, but that isn't that helpful if you're itching to build.

http://www.rcplanebuilder.com/tapes-...kqi7hgl4kkl2u4
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Old Jan 07, 2014, 11:27 PM
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Having built several planes now with the NEW Foam Tac, I find it is better than Welder....pricey, but better
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Old Jan 08, 2014, 06:33 AM
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Another alternative to Homax Professional Welder (the full name although we call it "welders") is Beacon Quick Grip sold at Walmart among other places.

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Old Jan 08, 2014, 06:34 AM
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This BSI flexible works as well if not better than foam tac which besides being very pricey I have found to have a very short shelf life once opened. Unfortunately out of stock but Headsup usually replenishes his stock quickly.
http://www.headsuphobby.com/Flexible-Foam-Glue_c276.htm
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Old Jan 08, 2014, 08:59 AM
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Having built several planes now with the NEW Foam Tac, I find it is better than Welder....pricey, but better
And easier to find.
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Old Jan 08, 2014, 09:18 AM
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edited because I'm grumpy...

I like gorilla glue in a lot of ways.... only thing I really hate is how much harder it is to sand than the foam itself. If you're building up several layers of foam to make a shape by carving and sanding, any GG at the new surface is much harder to sand than the foam and that makes it tough to shape...
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Old Jan 08, 2014, 10:41 AM
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gorilla glue
Good, strong stuff for sure. You need to pay a LOT of attention to it because of the tripling that it does. I guess if you sit and wipe the excess a few times it will not be so bad, but the surface will not be all that pristine.
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Old Jan 08, 2014, 11:55 AM
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Early on I glued a piece of DT foam to a piece of ply and left it to dry..... when I tried to separate the pieces, the foam ripped to shreds
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