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Old Oct 12, 2012, 04:04 AM
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Foam-Tac Contest

Hi All, My Name is Eric G. and I am the Account Executive for foam-Tac Adhesive, which I am sure you all know is the best glue available for any type of foam, I wanted to let you all know that Beacon Adhesives is sponsoring a Foam-Tac build, repair or best tech tip contest. This is a monthly contest for the person that posts pictures of a new build, or a repair, or even a tech tip ie: a use for FoamTac that is outside the box, or helpful. To win all you have to do is take and post a picture or pictures of your latest creative project or idea and let everyone know what you think of Foam-Tac. I also wanted to let you know that Foam-Tac has been reformulated and repackaged. The new formula dries faster and is stronger, yet retains the great properties of the original Foam-Tac in that it dries clear, dries flexible, won't yellow, you can paint it, and it is about the best glue out there for making hinges, and lets not forget it's waterproof!!! So get "sticken and clicken" to win. Remember this is a monthly contest and if you don't win this month keep at it cause you could win next month. If you are having trouble getting foam-Tac, please let me know of your favorite local hobby shop, and I will call them and make sure they carry our product. Keep watching this thread for news about our other new RC related adhesive products, we have some great stuff coming out in the next few weeks. Any Questions feel free to contact me. Foam-Tac and all our products are 100% made in the U.S.A.
Thank You and Good Luck,
Eric G
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BTW, here are some pictures of my scratch built projects using Foam-Tac, and also my WMparflyers.com "Mako" seaplane, if you look closely at the pontoons of the Mako, you will see another of our great products, it's our foam coating compound, it super light, waterproof, sandable, paintable, and you can coat an entire foam airplane to create a light smooth finish, for adding scale details, and filling in all those holes as on EPP foam, while adding strength without adding lots of weight. This is a 2 part epoxy type product that you can mix and brush on and will give your foam plane a finish that is like glass. It will be beige or white, and is tintable, or paint after applied and dried. Great for seaplanes, and boats, as it seals joints and completely water proofs your plane or boat hull or even just the floats.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 05:31 PM
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Hi Eric,

Great looking contest but is your glue available in Europe?

Greetz,

Pascal
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 09:38 PM
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Foam Tac in Europe

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Hi Eric,

Great looking contest but is your glue available in Europe?

Greetz,

Pascal
HI Pascal, Foam-Tac is only available in the US for now, I am looking into international shipping, and costs. Keep watching these forums for updates.

Thanks,
Eric G
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 07:55 AM
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Hey Eric.

Any chance of having a small amount sent over to the uk?

I currently use Gorilla Glue, and i could give an in depth comparison against the 2 products.
With massive help from what i can hope to call a good friend, they have given me the chance to get back into the scratch build scene alot earlier than expected.
I currently have a shipment of depron on its way too me, and i have my next build idea ready to be cut.

Any chance of having a sample? And i will give you a full in depth comparison to the uk's redily available equivilent

tony
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 02:32 PM
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whats it called?

Hi Eric very interesting product I am building a back yard flyer delta type foamie.I presently have it covered in colored packing tape to save weight.What is the cost of your water proof epoxy type product?whats it called? can I get it at Micelles craft store?Can you make a wild guess as to how much area one container will cover brushing on one coat?I like that it can be tinted saves the time, expense and maybe a little weight over painting with rattle cans.I would like to try it as a colored coating on my board foam delta for #1 straighten #2Coloring #3 Water proofing for those early morning flights The DTF paper delaminates very easy even without water. TU Ken
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 08:47 PM
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Eric,

we start posting in this thread for future? or the old thread buddy?

insomaniac45

if you can get MPF foam, its a perfect match with foam tac, i build 4 planes already with the combination and the joints are holding VERY nice, my polaris build was shaved down to 6 hour or so to build from start to finish!!!
also use foam tac to make hinges, very tough, heres a short vidio of it, going to make another video for it,
other option is run thin bead on both sides and join it and unjoin it wait 10-20 sec then rejoin and wipe excess off and wait 10-1 min it be strong

these 3 planes was build last week using foam tac and mpf foam

foam tac glue hinge (0 min 25 sec)


-pete

found a video!!! someone did same thing!!!
Beacon Foam Tac Glue (Hinge Video) (5 min 22 sec)
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 10:07 PM
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Eric,
Is there any chance that Foam Tac would be available in 4 or 8 oz. ?

Any size larger than 2 oz. would be nice appreciated...

Thanks
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 05:37 AM
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Foam-Tac bottles

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Eric,
Is there any chance that Foam Tac would be available in 4 or 8 oz. ?

Any size larger than 2 oz. would be nice appreciated...

Thanks
Don.
Hi Don, at this time Foam-Tac is only available in 2 oz. bottles. We can can supply it in any size container you like as a one off item, but not for mass production because of Federal shipping laws concerning the shipping quantities of certain chemicals. Of course if you wanted to do a large production run we can supply it in almost any size to meet your needs.

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Old Oct 15, 2012, 09:26 AM
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Foam-Tac coating

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Hi Eric very interesting product I am building a back yard flyer delta type foamie.I presently have it covered in colored packing tape to save weight.What is the cost of your water proof epoxy type product?whats it called? can I get it at Micelles craft store?Can you make a wild guess as to how much area one container will cover brushing on one coat?I like that it can be tinted saves the time, expense and maybe a little weight over painting with rattle cans.I would like to try it as a colored coating on my board foam delta for #1 straighten #2Coloring #3 Water proofing for those early morning flights The DTF paper delaminates very easy even without water. TU Ken
Hi Buddy, as of right now we are still working on it. I have been testing sample and we are very close to releasing it. This will not be available in Craft stores like Micheals. As of now I think a container should be enough to cover 3 or 4 foamie type airplanes. The idea is to spread it thin and even, you don't need a whole lot of the product. As for price nothing yet, but will be very attractively priced for the hobby market. We are also making it a neutral color so it will be easier to paint without priming first, most likely white or light tan color. This product is amazing it is light and strong, and is waterproof so it's perfect for seaplanes, boats and just about anything you want cover with it. Leaves a nice smooth surface for scale detailing,it's just great stuff. I will post an announcement when it is ready for release.
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 09:28 AM
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Foam-Tac

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Eric,

we start posting in this thread for future? or the old thread buddy?

insomaniac45

if you can get MPF foam, its a perfect match with foam tac, i build 4 planes already with the combination and the joints are holding VERY nice, my polaris build was shaved down to 6 hour or so to build from start to finish!!!
also use foam tac to make hinges, very tough, heres a short vidio of it, going to make another video for it,
other option is run thin bead on both sides and join it and unjoin it wait 10-20 sec then rejoin and wipe excess off and wait 10-1 min it be strong

these 3 planes was build last week using foam tac and mpf foam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ1_GITjFBk

-pete

found a video!!! someone did same thing!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGtMjoLGYXE
Hey Petey, yes I would start to post here for all future pix and projects. You do awesome work, so keep posting and let everyone see your Mad Skill..

Eric.
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 11:09 AM
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Mini StingRay Foam Tac build

Hi Eric,
I've been experimenting with Foam Tac for a couple of months now. I love the speed with which I can build with it. I am only giving it a couple of minutes to set up though. This gives me just a bit of wiggle time to make position adjustments.

So far, so good. Here is my latest project with MPF and Foam Tac. Build time was 30 minutes each with your product.

Thank you,
Ken

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Old Oct 15, 2012, 12:08 PM
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i dont have it at my local hobby shop
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 04:14 PM
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I to have been building with it and have really liked it. It has worked well on fff, depron, and pink foam board. It seems to have a really strong bond in fact most cases the foam breaks before the joint. Just wish I could get it locally so I did not have to pay so much for shipping. Overall really enjoy building with the stuff.
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 04:35 PM
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I haven't seen Foam Tac in my local Micheal's here in Chino, Calif. Could you look into that Eric? I know they do carry your line of other adhesives.
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 06:19 PM
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hey eric,
does the new foam-tac dry any faster than your "quick grip" product. if you pull apart and re-stick q/grip about 3 times in 60 seconds you can be flying in 20 minutes. (not for use on extruded polystyrene type foam, that's what foam-tac is for, unless you can afford $8 or more for uhu por)

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