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Spoon
2006.09.08, 02:35 PM
So I am working on an Overland rumble section and I want to glue attach wood dowels to blank RCP tiles. Does anyone have experience attaching wood to foam? I was thinking of trying some Gorilla Glue (http://www.gorillaglue.com/home.htm) from Lowes.

If anyone has a better idea, I would love to hear it.

-Spoon

Draconious
2006.09.08, 02:41 PM
the eva dont take well to a lot of glues, it either absorbs the whole bottle... or it wont stick... Shoe Goo has worked for me, but its a pain to apply... I have yet to try 3M 77 spray... which I planned on using to finish my Epoch track.. that I will likly never finish now that I have RCP lol.

briankstan
2006.09.08, 03:02 PM
I have used Hot Melt Glue on foam tiles. they make a specific glue that is for foam (lower melting temp). it's should be available at any craft store, and I purchased mine at walmart. it hold up pretty well.

Spoon
2006.09.08, 03:20 PM
the eva dont take well to a lot of glues, it either absorbs the whole bottle... or it wont stick...

I had that feeling...

I have used Hot Melt Glue on foam tiles. they make a specific glue that is for foam (lower melting temp). it's should be available at any craft store, and I purchased mine at walmart. it hold up pretty well.

Maybe I'll try the hot glue method. I'll pick some up today if I can.

Thanks guys.

arch2b
2006.09.08, 03:57 PM
you can try masking tape. it sticks well to the smooth side anyway but will loose it's grasp over time.

Draconious
2006.09.08, 04:32 PM
since your glueing to the track surface anyway... why not pop a 3/4" hole through the tile... and up into the center of the hump/bump... and shove a 1" (larger so its snug) dowl into the holes... or eh.. just use one of the RCP pins ;) put maybe 2 per bump... although glue could potentialy peal off and keep the track tile useable (keep the plug to fill the hole later?)

Spoon
2006.09.08, 04:39 PM
I already have 1/2" half round molding that I am going to use for the moguls. I think it's just big enough to make it a little tricky for an OL. Here's what I am thinking about...except it would be attached to RCP and not the brown pegboard

http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/data/899/medium/Rumble01.JPG
http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/data/899/medium/Rumble02.JPG

Dragon40
2006.12.28, 03:49 PM
I did something similar with foam tiles just messing around one day… when the foam tile bends it breaks the glue hold on the solid object. What worked really well was very small bare gauge wire. Drill two holes very close together on each side of object, and thru foam tile. Then you just loop the wire thru, and twist it on the bottom side of the foam tile. Do this on each end of the object and, even if the tile is bent, the object stays in place.

gasman1
2006.12.28, 04:14 PM
So I am working on an Overland rumble section and I want to glue attach wood dowels to blank RCP tiles. Does anyone have experience attaching wood to foam? I was thinking of trying some Gorilla Glue (http://www.gorillaglue.com/home.htm) from Lowes.

If anyone has a better idea, I would love to hear it.

-Spoon

i did something like what you want with a piece of cardboard and glued strips of screen molding at an angle at intervals the length of an overland wheelbase and sprayed it black. it was moveable and easy to make the screen molding is about 3/4" wide and about 1/4" thick. You can get this at nay Home Depot real cheap. You can see this in the pic in this link. The piece I'm talking about is in the foreground. Hope this helps.

http://dorksonwheels.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=26&pos=12