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Old 10-09-2014, 01:11 PM
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Hi Everyone Whats the best Glue for EPP Foam ?, I hear people say CA Glue and Gorilla Glue and Hot glue, I was Just Wondering if there is something Better than those Choices of Glues. I dont think Epoxy will work Very well on EPP Foam Take care, Chellie
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Has anyone used the Bob Smith Industries EPP Foam Glue, if so, How good is it

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Old 10-09-2014, 01:28 PM
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Has anyone used UHU POR Glue, I Have not worked with EPP Foam before, I mostly work with Depron and use Epoxy and hot glue to hold the servos in with, its easy to cut the servos out later with hot glue holding them in

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My glue of choice for all foam is now Foam Tac. Yes, it's pricey, and I think the company has taken unfair advantage of it's growing popularity, but in the end it's a small expense compared to the cost of the whole build.

It's relatively innocuous. It dries quickly. It holds over the long term. It's great for repairs. I pretty much get use of the entire bottle, unlike the CA's, which are just as expensive, and I never use it all before I have to toss it.
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Has anyone used the Bob Smith Industries EPP Foam Glue, if so, How good is it

I've used it and it's wonderful! A really neat wrinkle with this stuff is that it can be used as a contact cement or as a conventional glue. It's flexible and strong--good for a wide variety of other uses too.
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Uhu por is annoying to use, but works. Give canopy glue a try, it is really great to work with, other that low initial tack. One it dries it is great though, can be cleaned with water before it dries too.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/glues-an...y-glue-paapt56
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Thank You Everyone for your feed back That gives me some other glues to consider, Take care and have fun, Chellie
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Old 10-09-2014, 10:11 PM
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Was doing a little research on EPP glues and found these.

http://wondertrail.com/hobby-supplie...m-factory.html

http://wondertrail.com/hobby-supplie...adhesives.html

http://www.headsuphobby.com/BSI-Foam...ttle-H-500.htm

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Checked around for some Bob Smith Industries Foam Cure, and Heads Up Rc had the best price and shipping Cost Total for a 4 oz bottle, Sooo, I ordered from Heads Up Rc I will Give it a try and see how well it works, If others like it, I am sure i will Too

http://www.headsuphobby.com/BSI-Foam...ttle-H-500.htm

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Old 10-09-2014, 11:34 PM
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I've only ever used Welders contact cement. It's what the guys at Twisted recommended when I put together my Crack Beaver, so that's what I went with.

I have made a couple of small repairs with Gorilla Glue (cuz I ran outa Welders).
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People used to like the GWS foam glue which also makes a good contact cement, but I'm not sure who sells the same thing anymore. I saved a bunch of tubes from the foam kits, in case I get back into foam someday. I'd send you a tube Chellie if you want one, since you actually build with foam often.

I would imagine the BSI is probably good stuff, as I like their CA glues. Their gap filling CA is the only thick glue I've found that works well for sheeting balsa.

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Uhu por is annoying to use, but works. Give canopy glue a try, it is really great to work with, other that low initial tack. One it dries it is great though, can be cleaned with water before it dries too.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/glues-an...y-glue-paapt56
I could see that stuff working well, as it's like Elmers glue with a plasticizer in it that makes it flexible and waterproof. Worked well recently for gluing down "so called" water adhesive paper decals on an old Comet kit recently, that didn't glue well. I painted it around the edges of the decals, and you can't see it at all after drying.
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Thank You Bill for the Glue Offer I will try the BSI glue, and if it does not work very well, I will Hit you up for a tube of that GWS Glue Take care and have fun, Chellie
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I'm a convert to Foam Tac...love it. If I need something quicker for repair at the field, still use foam safe CA with kicker.
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Originally Posted by maxflyer View Post
My glue of choice for all foam is now Foam Tac. Yes, it's pricey, and I think the company has taken unfair advantage of it's growing popularity, but in the end it's a small expense compared to the cost of the whole build.

It's relatively innocuous. It dries quickly. It holds over the long term. It's great for repairs. I pretty much get use of the entire bottle, unlike the CA's, which are just as expensive, and I never use it all before I have to toss it.
+2 the stuff rocks (other than price).
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Originally Posted by maxflyer View Post
My glue of choice for all foam is now Foam Tac. Yes, it's pricey, and I think the company has taken unfair advantage of it's growing popularity, but in the end it's a small expense compared to the cost of the whole build.

It's relatively innocuous. It dries quickly. It holds over the long term. It's great for repairs. I pretty much get use of the entire bottle, unlike the CA's, which are just as expensive, and I never use it all before I have to toss it.
I have rufused to buy their glue because as you stated about them taking advantage of us builders . There are alot of choices to pick from and i use Gorrila glue for most of mine but it takes very little or it foams to much. I need to try some others soon before my next foam build but working with balsa on my next few . Its all chellie's fault i build with foam now anyways .lol joe
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I have rufused to buy their glue because as you stated about them taking advantage of us builders . There are alot of choices to pick from and i use Gorrila glue for most of mine but it takes very little or it foams to much. I need to try some others soon before my next foam build but working with balsa on my next few . Its all chellie's fault i build with foam now anyways .lol joe
I just Picked up some Foam Tac , to give it a try, Dang, $11.95 for 2oz , Greyson had it on sale for $8.99, but their shipping cost is $5.99 so that totalled up to $14.98, Heck with That Noise Heads Up Rc had it at $11.95 + $2.00 shipping, for a total of $13.95, So Heads Up Rc got this sale too
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Let us know how you like Foam Tac - I sure do.... Worth every penny for me...
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Let us know how you like Foam Tac - I sure do.... Worth every penny for me...
I sure will If you guys like it, I am Sure its good stuff
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Old 10-15-2014, 06:32 PM
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Another one to try is "Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue". It is about $4 at Michaels and $6 at Hobby Lobby. Use it as a contact cement. Apply to one side, put pieces together, pull apart once, put together, pull apart twice, wait a few seconds, put together for final. I then usually use blue painters tape to hold pieces in position.
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Foam tac was around 6 bucks till they found out we liked it then the cost went through the roof ,just so ya know. I might have tried some but that kinda turned me off . Sooner or later someone will sell the same thing cheaper and i can wait ,made me a little upset at beacon . joe
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Foam tac was around 6 bucks till they found out we liked it then the cost went through the roof ,just so ya know. I might have tried some but that kinda turned me off . Sooner or later someone will sell the same thing cheaper and i can wait ,made me a little upset at beacon . joe
Yep when you make a premium product you can charge a premium price. Supply and demand baby... I don't think they are buying vacation homes...

But good we all get a choice.

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Yep when you make a premium product you can charge a premium price. Supply and demand baby... I don't think they are buying vacation homes...

But good we all get a choice.

ML
I agree but me buying some and helping theiir choice of gouging builders was not the way i fly,just me i guess . lol After the price increace of tripple i would have rather used tree sapp than buy from them . lmao joe
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I agree but me buying some and helping theiir choice of gouging builders was not the way i fly,just me i guess . lol After the price increace of tripple i would have rather used tree sapp than buy from them . lmao joe
Ditto. I think it's great that people want to become wealthy. They can find someone other than me to help them get there.
BTW I've run across some tree sap that I could actually see having a decent chance doing the job.
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I agree but me buying some and helping theiir choice of gouging builders was not the way i fly,just me i guess . lol After the price increace of tripple i would have rather used tree sapp than buy from them . lmao joe
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This one is for Joe But they Do Offer Free Shipping

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Thought you found me some stickyer tree sapp chellie or the whole tree for 20 . lol No thanks i can almost buy 3 bottles of gorilla glue for 20 bucks. Its not that iam cheap ,i just paid big money for a unmolested 56 bubble front vespa to restore and i buy alot of other big boy toys i can afford to buy . Its the way they did their pricing and what we were told(lies) why it was going to cost so much that got me fired up. They can keep all their glue ! lol Bill its older guys like us who see it a little differently than some of the younger guys . If they like the glue thats fine but not me. joe
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