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Old 03-12-2005, 12:31 PM
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Ive been using a hot glue gun for joining styrofoam, I find it messy and it leaves these strings (very fine like spiders web) sometimes. Anybody have a substitute to use instead. I would prefer a "cold" glue.
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I put a rocket together a while ago with TP rolls and styrofoam balls at each end. Then attached them to a regular tube. (Don't ask. building withdrawel night!) Anyway, I used the Titebond II that I use just about on everything for building rockets and it worked just fine. No mess, no reaction to the foam, and everything survived a flat spin after launch and flat hard landing with no damage! The glue seems to hold almost anything together that you might use for a rocket and has done just fine up to and including my This End Up scratch built with "E" power.
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Old 03-14-2005, 03:21 AM
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Thank you I will try that .
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I put a rocket together a while ago with TP rolls and styrofoam balls at each end. Then attached them to a regular tube. (Don't ask. building withdrawel night!) Anyway, I used the Titebond II that I use just about on everything for building rockets and it worked just fine. No mess, no reaction to the foam, and everything survived a flat spin after launch and flat hard landing with no damage! The glue seems to hold almost anything together that you might use for a rocket and has done just fine up to and including my This End Up scratch built with "E" power.



Hey the titebond worked perfect thanks alot, and the best part of all NO hot glue burns on the hands
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What is the cost of TightBond compaired to hotglue sticks? I ask because I recommend the use of hot glue to assemble our Decaffeinator kit (foam coffee cups) and tightbond may be another good choice...

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I bought a big bottle of it 10oz I think for 5.95 at ACE hardware.
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What is the cost of TightBond compaired to hotglue sticks? I ask because I recommend the use of hot glue to assemble our Decaffeinator kit (foam coffee cups) and tightbond may be another good choice...

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Hmmm. Maybe I'll try the Titebond to finish the Decaffeinator I got "almost" finished during our building session at NARCON. Thanks for putting that on for us, Jim!

I had never used hot glue myself till that session. It took a bit to get used to, but after awhile I was cruising with it. It is a tad messy though.
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I bought a bottle of Titebond II almost three years ago and have built two dressers, one cabinet and almost 50 rockets so far. There is still about two oz. left. All this for less than $10.
I don't know what the cost of the hot glue is but if you don't have the gun already, I believe the Titebond would be the better choice. Except for the plastic to plastic bond, I have not found much this stuff will not hold together!
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Ive been using a hot glue gun for joining styrofoam, I find it messy and it leaves these strings (very fine like spiders web) sometimes. Anybody have a substitute to use instead. I would prefer a "cold" glue.


There's always foam safe C/A glue. I get mine at the local R/C hobby shop under the name "Super Gold". I've used it on several all foam park flyers with no problems. It's excellent for field repairs too as it sets up almost instantly. If you use an accelerator with it it does set up instantly.
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Try the polyurethane-based "Gorilla Glue."

I learned about the Polyurethane stuff back in '96 when I learned about water-rockets (I lived in Nor Calif at the time). They used it to glue 2L plastic bottles (virtually impossible to glue with anything else).
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