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  • Foam Safe CA......NOT Foam Safe :(

    I bought a little bottle of Bob Smith Industries "Foam Safe" Super-Gold, to use on a repair of a TD ship.The repair was not really structural, I hit the leading edge of an outer panel when I started to step over it. The model is an Aspire ST. The best way to fix it, was to cut out a small section of the slightly crumpled leading edge skin, both top and bottom, leaving the leading edge in place, then reinforce where the leading edge had actually cracked with a small piece of wooden dowel. Then the plan was to carve some very lite-weight white styrofoam and insert it in between the leading edge and into the cavity inside the hollow "D-tube", then glass over the repair, sand and paint. I was going to use some epoxy to secure the piece of foam that I had very carefully shaped and inserted into the wing, but remembered I had bought the "Super Gold" for that purpose. Before I did so I re-read the label which said "Works on White Foam." I applied a little of the "Foam Safe" CA on the foam to tac it in place only to watch it all melt away and leave me with a terrible mess. I have since remedied the situation, but just wanted to warn people to test out supposed "Foam Safe" CA on a scrap of the foam they intend to use, before they glue it

  • #2
    I must say that I have used other Bob Smith Industries products for many, many years and have always had great results.

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    • #3
      Just not THAT foam.
      Len Buffinton
      Team Horizon Hobby

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      • #4
        I also find it is dependent on how much you apply!

        Jeremy and Ben
        SCC AAA TT

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Swiss1 View Post
          I also find it is dependent on how much you apply!

          Jeremy and Ben
          SCC AAA TT
          That may be Jeremy....as the foam I was using is the same white styrofoam I used to hot wire cut wings from!

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          • #6
            Sometimes if the CA kicks fast the heat generated will melt the foam.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ingrahal View Post
              Sometimes if the CA kicks fast the heat generated will melt the foam.
              I am thinking that's what happened too

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