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Old 12-14-2008, 09:02 AM   #11
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Re: can you use a hot glue gun for building with foam?

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Instead of buying kicker, I'll just spray a light mist of water.

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Old 12-14-2008, 06:55 PM   #12
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Re: can you use a hot glue gun for building with foam?

i did try the spit method when i was building a it recently (balsa) and it worked ok but not as well as the kicker. I have ordered some zap foam safe glue and kicker so we'll give that a go and see how we make out.

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Re: can you use a hot glue gun for building with foam?

Check the Foam Glue from Ontario Adesives, Its Great stuff !, I have also have used Gorilla glue and it works as well ... although you have to clamp/tape the pieces together to keep the joint from separating from the expansion of the glue... benefit : Really Strong and light
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Re: can you use a hot glue gun for building with foam?

All my foam planes are built with hot glue with a bit of CA. Use the small gun with the 1/4 in. sticks. Mine has hi and lo heat. mostly I use low. The guns with the big sticks are useless, as they do run to hot. No need to touch the nose of the gun to the foam. I put the nose perpendicular to the foam and put on a thin line.You don't need much. I can build a 30 in. plane with two sticks. Each stick weighs 4 grams. The glue is stronger than the foam so there's no chance of it coming apart. The hinges are also hot glue.
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Re: can you use a hot glue gun for building with foam?

The Germans have developed a special adhesive for hobby materials (balsa, plastic, hardwood, plywood, film, metal, Depron etc.). Is incredibly good.

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