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Mar 25, 2013, 05:12 PM
gpw
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“There’s no place like Foam”
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Glidden Gripper for laminating FF foam ...


Just in case you guys haven’t seen this , the Foamie trailer guys are using this quite successfully ... I got some , it works ... and GRIPS FFF like crazy ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=rnOegaOKu38
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Mar 25, 2013, 05:26 PM
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Been looking for it. Only to find it cant be sold in CA for some reason ¬_¬ Its the latex version we want right?

The thing that really confuses me it says right on the item discriptin on the home depot site "can not ship to CA or OR" yet they say my local HD has 8 in stock????
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Mar 25, 2013, 05:45 PM
gpw
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Home Depot has it .... maybe not in CA ... but then you guys have other things we don’t have ... Like Malibu ...
Mar 25, 2013, 09:39 PM
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Look Harder .
I Just bought some the other day.. in Vancouver.
From a Glidden Paint outlet store.
Buying Glidden paint from a Glidden shop.. who woulda thought
And the label has a wee ICI logo on it ... just to add confusion.
I found it by Googling: Glidden, then telephoning the closest identified store..
just to be sure :-)
Happily the Store was only 10 mins away.
Ten Bux ..out the door price for a Litre. Didn't want a Gallon Or a Fiver
When asked; they claimed lots of stock on hand, always, as it's a fast selling/popular product.
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Mar 25, 2013, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Bare
Look Harder .
I Just bought some the other day.. in Vancouver.
From a Glidden Paint outlet store.
Buying Glidden paint from a Glidden shop.. who woulda thought
And the label has a wee ICI logo on it ... just to add confusion.
I found it by Googling: Glidden, then telephoning the closest identified store..
just to be sure :-)
Happily the Store was only 10 mins away.
Ten Bux ..out the door price for a Litre. Didn't want a Gallon Or a Fiver
When asked; they claimed lots of stock on hand, always, as it's a fast selling/popular product.
I think in this case CA means California not Canada, :-)
Mar 25, 2013, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by gpw
Home Depot has it .... maybe not in CA ... but then you guys have other things we don’t have ... Like Malibu ...
Malibu doesn't helps if I want/need the Gripper :-)
Mar 25, 2013, 11:32 PM
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Very good tip. I'd never heard of it myself. Looks to hold really well.

-Buk
Mar 25, 2013, 11:34 PM
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How does it cut with a hot wire ?
Mar 26, 2013, 12:39 AM
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it being latex thats a good question.

Id also like to know if there is a significant weight differance between Gripper, rubber cement, spray glue and gorilla glue. I could get weights on most of them but not the gripper weight.
Mar 26, 2013, 06:09 AM
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It hot wires just fine , even in Canada... hahahaha
It IS a pigmented product so a little heavier ... just don’t Glob it on ... you don’t need much to join foam for our uses .. apply sparingly !!!
We bought a gallon to build planes and work on my new Foamie trailer to carry Foamie planes ...
Working on a Foam EZ canard made of foam meat trays .. I’ll post some pics as it happens to better illustrate the process...
I need to try it on EPP too ...
Mar 26, 2013, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by gpw
...
We bought a gallon to build planes and work on my new Foamie trailer to carry Foamie planes ...
.. ...
I will be trying the gripper. Sounds like a perfect match for my building and flying/crashing style. Need not be fast (no CA or Hot glue for me). I need strong and light! Non foaming will help me build better looking models.


You need to tell us more about that trasiler stuff?
Mar 26, 2013, 12:48 PM
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Hello
So this Glidden Gripper will work on DollarTree foam and the pink and blue also? What about laminating a wing 30" by 12" say like a foamjet ? Take a couple days to dry that way?
I was thinking of trying the contact cement but maybe this will work better. Nine something a qt. here at Home Depot. Thanks
IAFoamie
Mar 26, 2013, 01:26 PM
gpw
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BZ1 , Foam trailers , covered with canvas (like the old canoes) ... inside and out ... on a cheap Harbor Freight trailer ... Very Light weight , Thrifty to make , nothing to Rot ... Happily lives outside ... holds LOTS of Foamie RC planes Nothing like a picture eh ?

For even More info ... http://www.tnttt.com/viewforum.php?f...5f235ebbcb4a94
Just another one of my Crazy ideas , gotten out of hand ... Now everybody’s making them ...
Mar 26, 2013, 02:20 PM
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Amazing, a traveling hangar. Nicely done, as well.
Well beyond my needs tho.
Love that site; DIY Mickey & Minnie Mouse style trailers.
Something for everybody onna Internet .
Mar 26, 2013, 03:49 PM
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Bare , the original idea was so I could go to fly-ins and have a place to store , and work on planes , and have a place to camp next the runway .. Total weight , less planes is ~ 380# .. so light I can easily move it buy hand .. 2“ Blue Foam ... Just like making a Big Model Foamie fuselage .


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