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JIM WORNER

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GLUES FOR FOAMBOARD
« on: February 01, 2016, 04:43:33 PM »

Has anyone any experience of gluing foam board?  I am about to assemble some and cannot find any trace of the suppliers recommended glue (STIX ALL).  Ideally one with a fairly short grab time?
Better confess, it will be a small model railway baseboard, but I know where the knowledge will be.
Cheers  Jim W
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Re: GLUES FOR FOAMBOARD
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2016, 05:16:27 PM »

Not sure that it is specifically for foam board but I think Model Boat bits do something.

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Re: GLUES FOR FOAMBOARD
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2016, 05:18:52 PM »

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Re: GLUES FOR FOAMBOARD
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2016, 05:52:59 PM »

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Re: GLUES FOR FOAMBOARD
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2016, 06:40:44 PM »

If it's PVC-faced board, I use the 'Poly-Pipe' plumber's plastic pipe glue from Screwfix or Wickes - fast grip/set and you can use it as a filler for small gaps betweein joints.
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Re: GLUES FOR FOAMBOARD
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2016, 09:05:58 PM »

UHU POR is a foam safe contact adhesive, it glues all sorts of other stuff too.
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Re: GLUES FOR FOAMBOARD
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2016, 01:02:33 AM »

Ok in the UK there are 2 types of foam board.
1. Card faced foam
2. A soft to medium density foam.
If 1 use any glue for paper
If 2 use poyweld/ polypipe
I use the gel version on 2
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Re: GLUES FOR FOAMBOARD
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2016, 05:29:35 AM »

UHU-POR

An Expanded Polystyrene Glue.

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Re: GLUES FOR FOAMBOARD
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2016, 09:31:28 AM »

Thank you all who answered, looks like Uhu Por gets the vote.
Cheers  Jim
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Re: GLUES FOR FOAMBOARD
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2016, 01:56:15 PM »

Hi,

The people who make the foam board recommended Uhu Por.

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Re: GLUES FOR FOAMBOARD
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2016, 03:28:46 PM »


 Hi rickles,
                for model aircraft I've used UHU Por for many years on depron ( which is foamboard without a card facing) and it is the standard adhesive in aeromodelling circles, though it is best to avoid excess glue outside of the joint as it does not 'sand' well and can be pulled out of the joint.
    A good adhesive to use is epoxy both fast and slow types are okay and will not dissolve the foam and produce a firmer joint. You can also use PVA to glue wooden parts to the card facing. Another foam safe adhesive ,but really only suitable for low strength joints is Copydex.

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Re: GLUES FOR FOAMBOARD
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2016, 05:15:56 PM »

Another you can use on foam/foam, foam/wood and foam/card joins is NoMoreNails. It's certainly strong enough and the edge sands well if you do get it spreading out of the join. It's also relatively cheap if you need the volume of a cartridge.

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Re: GLUES FOR FOAMBOARD
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2016, 11:15:42 PM »

Thank you all for your information.  I have now used UHU POR and it seems very effective.
Once again thanks.
Jim W :-))
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