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Posted - 2009 April 06 :  2:55:08 PM  Show Profile
I want to attach a styrene [Plastruct sheet] to foam [track incline]. What glue should I use to prevent melting either the foam or the styrene? I usually use yellow wood glue to fasten the foam, but I'm not sure it would hold the styrene.

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Posted - 2009 April 06 :  3:01:55 PM  Show Profile
You might try low temperature hot glue. I have used it to join extruded polystyrene foam with no melting. It holds well, sets fast, and doesn't burn as bad when you stick your fingers in it. You can get the glue and dual temperature glue guns at most hardware stores for a resonable price.

Jim Wirt
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Posted - 2009 April 06 :  3:12:29 PM  Show Profile
Hold the Foam is a great glue which will attach foam to any surface. It comes in a blue tube and is available at Hobby lobby and Michaels craft stores.

Warren Brown

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Posted - 2009 April 06 :  6:58:59 PM  Show Profile
Yellow glue will work fine. That's how I glue my cork roadbed to the foam and my track to the roadbed. I have also used yellow glue to glue structures to the scenery base. I use push pins as clamps to hold whatever I'm gluing in place until the glue "grabs," which is only ten or fifteen minutes. It will also release with minimal or no damage to the foam.

Dave Foxx

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Posted - 2009 April 07 :  09:01:01 AM  Show Profile
You can also try Liquid Nails


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Posted - 2009 April 07 :  4:32:03 PM  Show Profile
I believe that there are different formulas for Liquid Nails. There is one that states it is compatable with styrofoam. The other formula will attack styrofoam and melt it. George Picyk

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