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Dave Schneider

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Contact Cement and Foam
« on: March 05, 2012, 01:54:57 PM »
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Does anyone here have experience using water-based contact cement to glue the blue/pink foam to plywood and/or other foam? I have used glue and other caulk-like adhesives in the past and was wondering whether contact cement would speed up the drying process.

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Re: Contact Cement and Foam
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2012, 02:02:58 PM »
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I've always used Liquid Nails.  I have tried the stuff for Projects and for Foam with no appreciable difference.
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Re: Contact Cement and Foam
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2012, 02:13:14 PM »
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I've used "Woods" latex based contact cement.  It works well for laminating foam to foam. 

I use acrylic latex caulk for my foam to wood joints.  It has held up much better than the Liquid Nails over the years.  I have not tried contact cement for foam to wood adhesion.

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Re: Contact Cement and Foam
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2012, 02:51:27 PM »
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I've used it for putting cork to foam and track to the cork.  It works, but you may require two coats to get the stickiness regular contact cement has.

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Re: Contact Cement and Foam
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2012, 09:57:49 PM »
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I've not had the best experience with water-based contact cement on foam. Irregularities in the surface of the foam prevent a good bond, and I've also had the stuff release from the foam. My preference has been LocTite PowerGrab. It's a foam-friendly caulk-like adhesive with very high tack.

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Re: Contact Cement and Foam
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2012, 06:50:50 AM »
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My preference has been LocTite PowerGrab. It's a foam-friendly caulk-like adhesive with very high tack.

This is what I use, too.

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Re: Contact Cement and Foam
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2012, 05:05:44 PM »
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Aileens Tacky Glue

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Re: Contact Cement and Foam
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2012, 08:02:54 PM »
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Thanks everybody for the suggestions.  To redirect the question slightly, any opinions out there for the best quick drying but solid adhesive? Like most folks, I don't have a ton of free time and hate to glue some foam together and then have to wait days (?) for it to dry.

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Re: Contact Cement and Foam
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2012, 08:14:52 AM »
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Thanks everybody for the suggestions.  To redirect the question slightly, any opinions out there for the best quick drying but solid adhesive? Like most folks, I don't have a ton of free time and hate to glue some foam together and then have to wait days (?) for it to dry.

Best wishes, Dave

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Re: Contact Cement and Foam
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2012, 09:56:04 AM »
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Pop in some nails or wood chopsticks so you can start carving right away.

I use bamboo skewers to secure foam while the glue dries. Nice and pointy, and long enough for a few layers of foam. In fact, usually I just leave them there, and clip off the excess with diagonal cutters. Available in most supermarkets.
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