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Sep 25, 2012, 11:51 AM
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Thanks for hooking a Fool up with the Foam Tac Eric, it's slated to heal some wing damage a poor unfortunate micro beast suffered when poor orientation led the poor thing directly into a chain link fence.
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Sep 25, 2012, 05:53 PM
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Is Beacon fabritac the same as foam tac?
Sep 26, 2012, 03:11 PM
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Hello,


Fabri-Tac has Acetone in the formula, It is not foam friendly.


Thanks,


Pete
Sep 26, 2012, 04:32 PM
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Foam Tac


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Originally Posted by BrownEyedFool
Thanks for hooking a Fool up with the Foam Tac Eric, it's slated to heal some wing damage a poor unfortunate micro beast suffered when poor orientation led the poor thing directly into a chain link fence.
Hi Buddy, your welcome. I want to let everyone know that I am a Beacon Adhesives Account Exec, I have been meeting with the Brass at Beacon and letting them know what we as RC Modelers want and need for our hobby. I am very excited to tell you that Beacon is reformulating Foam-Tac to work even better than before. The new formula will bond faster and hold even stronger. I am also working with Beacon to develop some other products that will be formulated specifically for the RC market. Stay Tuned for my posts you will love these new products.

Regards
Eric G
Beacon Adhesives
Sep 26, 2012, 04:50 PM
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Beacon Adhesives


Hi Guys, just a note to let you know about some new products formulated specifically for the RC market based on your requests and needs. First Foam-Tac is being reformulated to bond faster and hold even stronger, We are also working on a coating compound that you will be able to coat your foam airplane with which will water proof your plane and give you a smooth sandable, paintable, and light finish that will also fill the surface of your foamies so that you can apply a scale finish. This is also great for float planes or boat hulls or any foam that you want to have a nice finish on. We are also testing a water proofing product for your electronics. I have also been using an adhesive that is similar to Shoo-Goo only better. It is great for cowls, canopies, formers into fiberglass, and it dries crystal clear, won't yellow and stays a little flexible. So stay tuned and feel free to contact me with any questions you might have on any of Beacons products. I also want to let everyone know that all of our products are 100% made in the U.S.A. right here in NY. that's right, formulated, packaged and shipped , true blue American made products.
I also want to remind everyone that I will award a tube of Foam-Tac for the best repair or tech tip posted here, so get gluing and let your creativity shine.

Regards
Eric G
Beacon Adhesives
Sep 27, 2012, 06:38 AM
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Here's a pic of my plane after repairs thanks to Micki here on rcgroups. I use foamtac to glue the covering back on when the 3M77 fails! It would be nice to have a version of foamtac with a much higher solvent content for this type of application. A brushable consistancy would be great. Or Beacon could sell a "thinner" for their adhesives. It would be useful for cleanup too.

Pete

PS. A solvent based adhesive to compete with RC560 would be great. That stuff takes forever to dry on canopies.
Sep 27, 2012, 07:19 AM
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Repairing Roger's Striker 27Q...cant even see the seam of the repair..... Also did a Rhynoplasty on Habu that was a victim of a limp wristed throw..... I had to get the parts more or less straight by dipping them in boliling water, then F-T'd them.... Here comes the fun part.... Once the F-T' dries, fine tune the whole fuse by dipping it in boiling water again......
Sep 27, 2012, 08:09 AM
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Gotta try that on my GP micro F-86. The nose in pretty scrunched.
Sep 27, 2012, 03:51 PM
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Beacon to the Rescue...


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Originally Posted by Petefoss
Here's a pic of my plane after repairs thanks to Micki here on rcgroups. I use foamtac to glue the covering back on when the 3M77 fails! It would be nice to have a version of foamtac with a much higher solvent content for this type of application. A brushable consistancy would be great. Or Beacon could sell a "thinner" for their adhesives. It would be useful for cleanup too.

Pete

PS. A solvent based adhesive to compete with RC560 would be great. That stuff takes forever to dry on canopies.
Hey Pete, Thanks for posting your repair pixs and suggestions. It's Funny that you should mention RC560, I am in the process of testing our own canopy glue, the first one is our 527, comes in a squeeze tube and works great for canopies, cowls plastics, and fiberglass parts. This glue also works on metals, wood, and a host of other materials. It is not foam safe, but that's not what it was designed for. As for a "thinner" or brushable version, I beg your indulgence as we are working on so many great products for the hobby market. Trust that we are listening to you and are working feverishly to accommodate the needs and wants of the RC consumer. Just a tip for you in the meantime, what I have found is that if I make small drops along a surface I want to coat, then use an old credit or gift card to "squeegee" and spread the Foam-Tac it acts as if I brushed it out. You really only need very little to go a long way, and it cures much faster this way. I will keep you posted on my experiments with our other products. So keep your eyes peeled to this thread for some exciting new products.

Thanks
Eric G

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Sep 27, 2012, 08:07 PM
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Eric: I bought some Beacon 3-in-1 and repaired elevator on my plane and it worked well. No one seems to have foamtac around here so I assume 3-in1 is ok?
Sep 27, 2012, 09:54 PM
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Foam Tac


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Originally Posted by tyme4me
Eric: I bought some Beacon 3-in-1 and repaired elevator on my plane and it worked well. No one seems to have foamtac around here so I assume 3-in1 is ok?
Hi Buddy, 3-in-1 is ok for sure, but not foam friendly tell me where do you live? tell you what, if promise to post a build or repair using Foam-Tac I will send you a bottle, just please PM me your address and you got it. And don't forget post pix of you using Foam-Tac.

Eric G

Beacon Adhesives
Last edited by Eric Giorgiantonio; Sep 28, 2012 at 05:46 PM.
Sep 28, 2012, 05:59 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Eric Giorgiantonio
Just a tip for you in the meantime, what I have found is that if I make small drops along a surface I want to coat, then use an old credit or gift card to "squeegee" and spread the Foam-Tac it acts as if I brushed it out.
Yup, for the little stuff I use a small flat blade screwdriver as an applicator.
Sep 28, 2012, 07:56 AM
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Originally Posted by SixDeuces
I don't have pics, but I did use it to repair the fuselage of my GWS Corsair immediately following Friday's MWBL. The entire nose section had broken free on landing, cracking just in front of the top hatch where it's quite thin.

The glue worked great, though. Had it all fixed up in less than 5 minutes.
OK, turns out I have a photo of the damage from Friday's MWBL!
Sep 28, 2012, 05:59 PM
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Foam Tac Cash prize Award !!!!!


Ok guys, big update, first off Thanks to all that have posted so far, and for all you guys that have not done so already get to clicken and sticken!! Here is why you want to post your repairs, builds or tech tips, Peter at Beacon Adhesives has authorized me to award a monthly prize of $50.00 cash gift card , plus a tube of Foam-Tac to the best entry. That's right!!! A once a month prize of money and glue, can't beat that with a stick! So no more excuses, get out the Foam-Tac and get to sticken and clicken, and post your Pix and you could be our first winner. Also all previous entries remain in the running until contest ends, Peter and I are the judges and our decisions are final.
All entries so far are eligible and the first prize will be awarded Oct, 7, 2012, so you have time to get in on this months giveaway.

Eric G
Beacon Adhesives
Last edited by Eric Giorgiantonio; Sep 28, 2012 at 06:04 PM. Reason: Text
Sep 28, 2012, 06:05 PM
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Foam-Tac repairs


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Originally Posted by SixDeuces
OK, turns out I have a photo of the damage from Friday's MWBL!
Hey Dueces, now take pixs of the repair with Foam-Tac for the monthly prize!!!!

Eric G
Beacon Adhesives


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