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Unread 01-11-2009, 03:12 PM   #1
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glueing foam blocks together?

i have five 12" by 4" foam disc that i need to glue together for a hammer, lavis hammer to be exact! but me and my father cant seem to figure out what glue to use? we want to make sure it wont fall apart and will last for a long time. we are going to put a wood pole down the middle for support. but we are just having problems with the glue. what do you think?
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Unread 01-11-2009, 06:52 PM   #2
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Not sure if it would work for the hard white porous styrofoam, but hot glue works really well on other types of foam. I've made a FFXI Thunder Staff with the head being various pieces of a foam gardening mat glued together with it.
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Unread 01-11-2009, 09:08 PM   #3
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silicon! tis awesome and will glue anything, it just takes it a day to dry. other than that it's great and durable i used it the glue two flip flops together to make a double decker flip flop and after walking around in them they're still holding ^_^
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Unread 01-11-2009, 10:00 PM   #4
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I don't think hot glue will work, but I might be wrong. Something just tells me though, that heat and styrofoam don't mix, so hot glue is probably not the answer. I was watching Muscle Car on Spike one day and they were making a custom fender for a race Mustang project, and the lady at the store told them to use styrofoam glue to hold it together (which I have used, it just isn't the quickest drying thing, but it'll do the job) and if I remember correctly, they ended up using Liquid Nails. So, you could give Liquid Nails a try.
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Unread 01-11-2009, 10:36 PM   #5
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What kind of foam? Styrofoam? Rubber foam?

If rubber foam, I've found this stuff called Contact cement that seems to be doing a great job.
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Unread 01-11-2009, 10:44 PM   #6
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I'm doing this too! Cosplaying Lavi for Anime expo.
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Unread 01-12-2009, 01:48 AM   #7
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Water based Contact cement (the regular kind will eat the foam) or liquid nails silicone

I personal love this stuff
http://www.homedepot.ca/webapp/wcs/s...k=P_PartNumber
It's like putty almost, holds is shape in 20 minutes and cures 24 hours.
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Knowing the type of foam would help, but if you are using styrofoam (hard and white), Hobby Lobby sells glue specifically made for it. I've used it, and it works great.
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Unread 01-12-2009, 12:13 PM   #9
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So, you could give Liquid Nails a try.
Don't use this on pink insulation foam. Despite what others have said, it WILL eat through it.

I prefer Gorilla Glue. Non-toxic, very strong, and it expands to fill in any gaps. It does take about 4 hours to dry though, so budget your time accordingly.
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Unread 01-12-2009, 12:33 PM   #10
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For all that asked what type of foam: White Styrofoam

Nanook: lol im making mine for megacon down hear in fl

Me and my dad were going to get liquid nails but we found a Multi-purpose Adhesive that says on the back "For use with all types of foam boards.".
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Unread 01-13-2009, 09:43 AM   #11
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For the hard white Styrofoam, I'd suggest using some kind of silicone caulk. Hot glue would most likely not adhere well, and I would be careful with Liquid Nails or anything with nasty chemicals as it will probably eat the foam. I've glued many types of foam with plain old clear-drying household silicone caulking and it has never caused me any problems.
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Unread 01-13-2009, 09:35 PM   #12
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Thanks for hte heads up volpin. If I ever have to use pink insulation foam for a project, i'll remember that.

And Megacon is a great con. I feel bad that I most likely won't be able to make it this year.
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Unread 01-14-2009, 12:24 PM   #13
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Thanks for hte heads up volpin. If I ever have to use pink insulation foam for a project, i'll remember that.
No problem dude, I actually went and purchased a bunch of pink foam and liquid nails for my Portal Gun. Layered all the sheets together with Liquid Nails and clamped them overnight.

2 problems happened: Liquid Nails needs contact with air to dry, so it never set up when sandwiched between foam sheets, as they're more or less non-porous. Also, while its somewhat non-toxic, it does have a drying agent in it. This didn't eat the foam by much (maybe 1/4" at most) compared to other things like Bondo and Spraypaint, but enough to render my pieces useless.

I ended up using Florist's Foam in the end. Gotta love last-minute problems when you're on a deadline.
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Unread 01-14-2009, 11:07 PM   #14
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I used oplain old white glue on pink insulation foam, and two part epoxy has also worked for me as well. I would only recomend using white glue if the project is getting a sturdy outer layer though, like fiberglass.
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Unread 02-20-2009, 09:37 PM   #15
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sorry to revive an old thread but would wood glue work on foam? I need to glue pink insulation foam to the softer white foam you use for chair seats.
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