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Jun 12, 2004, 10:28 PM
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foam safe glue?


anyone know of a good glue that is foam safe and dries fast?and u can buy at any store ,walmart places like that?
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Jun 12, 2004, 11:18 PM
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5 minute epoxy is good, dries fast I'm not sure if you could get it at a walmart as I don't know what theyre like. Epoxy can add a bit of weight, so be easy with it.

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Jun 12, 2004, 11:52 PM
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Hmmmm....no Wal-Marts down under?
Must be paradise.
Are your immigration laws still so strict?
Jun 13, 2004, 12:03 AM
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Oh....almost forgot.
Polyurethane glue works great. Elmers Pro-Bond or Ultimate glue can be found at Wal-Mart.
Gorilla glue is another poly glue, but needlessly more expensive.
Jun 13, 2004, 12:10 AM
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Oops...not real fast.
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Jun 13, 2004, 10:59 AM
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Steve, yes it is paradise.
I'm not too sure on what the immigration laws are like at the moment.

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Jun 13, 2004, 12:33 PM
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I visited Perth when I was in the Navy. Lovely time, lovely city.
Jun 13, 2004, 05:46 PM
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Is J-B KWIK WELD a good epoxy?
Jun 13, 2004, 05:53 PM
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Remember that not all brands of adhesive are the same. I have found that some 5 minute epoxies harden slowly starting at 5 minutes while others (like Devcon) harden much faster. The adhesiveness and flexability after hardening also differs. Once you find an adhesive that suites your needs, stick with it. Also, it is well worth the effort and expense to have some foam safe CA handy for those quick fixes.

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Jun 13, 2004, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by paul747
Is J-B KWIK WELD a good epoxy?
JB weld has a metalic base that makes it heavy. It works great for metal parts though. I used it to repair my SS fuse.
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Jun 13, 2004, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by paul747
anyone know of a good glue that is foam safe and dries fast?and u can buy at any store ,walmart places like that?
If you check the Foamy Forum, you'll find that many people over there are building Fan Fold and Depron planes using nothing but a Hot Glue Gun. You got 20 seconds to get things aligned before it sets up (you said fast).
The guys in Parkflyers lean toward the Polyurethane glues when they have the time (slow setting up, but lighter and stronger than Epoxy). The Slope guys are mainly using Goop, Shoe & Marine Goo on their EPP Slopers (Don't use this stuff on other foams).
Jun 14, 2004, 10:33 PM
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I used hot glue and it melts the foam
Jun 14, 2004, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by paul747
I used hot glue and it melts the foam
Use a low temperature glue gun and glue. You can buy Low, Medium, and Hot
glue guns and glue sticks at Wally World (Walmart) and most craft stores. The low temperature glue gun won't heat the glue enough to melt the foam.
Ron
Jun 15, 2004, 07:18 PM
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My dual heat gun lists the high temp as 330 deg F which will melt most foam. The low temp is 220 which is well below the melting point of most foams. By the way, Wally World has a cordless dual heat gun for 10 bucks that is great for field repairs.
Jun 15, 2004, 07:42 PM
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thanks i will get one


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