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Jun 07, 2001, 05:27 PM
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epp foam glue to cut with hot wire?

I am using elmers glue diluted for epp foam, but trouble is when hot wire cutting this glue forms a crust that is very difficult to cut with hot wire.

Is there any other glue wich could be melted as the foam does?"confused"

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Jun 07, 2001, 10:18 PM
Be careful!!

I think EPP is one of the foams that gives off toxic fumes if hot wired!

Jun 07, 2001, 10:23 PM
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I've not used EPP before (only EPS) but I'd imagine that a spray contact cement such as 3M Super77 would work fine. The hot wire should cut through it just fine (has worked for me so far).

good luck,
Jun 08, 2001, 12:22 AM
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My favorite EPP glue is "Household" Goop. It's very strong, remains semi-flexible and can be cut with a sharp blade or hot wire. Directions are writen in Spanish and English, so I assume it's available in Mexico.

Hot glue guns/sticks also work pretty well, but I've seen some failures in high load situations.

Good luck, Pete
Jun 08, 2001, 08:08 AM
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But does 3M Super 77 hold as strong as a glue?
Seems more like an adhesive to me.
Does it not dry with time and loose adhesiveness?


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