How to glue back together a foam sculpting bust?

GuntahKela

Sr Member
Demolding my latest scultp, I pretty much decapitated my yellow foam bust. I tried Elmer's glue, but that didn't work. I don't want to buy a new one because I'm cheap.
 

Kylash

Master Member
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could duct tape it back together ^^; i dont think theres much that can put that back together except more expanding foam
 

mgr

Well-Known Member
Originally posted by Kylash327@Mar 27 2006, 09:04 PM
could duct tape it back together ^^; i dont think theres much that can put that back together except more expanding foam
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I second that :D
 

kdawg1

Sr Member
Place a few wooded dowl rods in it and use a glue called Goop go with the Plumbers Good they have a ton of different one but I find th plumbers works the best.
 

fettpride

Well-Known Member
The liquid nails is a great adheasive, but I've seen it take up to 10 days to set, at least when I do laminate counter tops that is :lol

I had the same thing happen recently too, the best way IMO is using support rods in combination with an adheasive, as someone else mentioned. If the the adheasie gives without the support of the rods, you get a sculpture "face plant". The rods will ensure that it at least stays in place.

Not sure about the goop though. I've seen goop melt down expanding insulation foam. Not sure what it will do to urethane foam. Whichever these busts are made of. I used a industry glue I got from a job, it's like a clear silicone caulk, but fast setting. Also used for countertops. Unfortunately there isn't a name on the bottle :lol

FP
 

kdawg1

Sr Member
Ouch . I didn't know it would melt anything, I've never had aproblem with it. But with all glues I would do a test area just to be safe. Thanks for the heads up Fettpride.
 

clonesix

Sr Member
stay away from air-dry glues, and use a 2 part epoxy, or even Bondo. Bondo ought to work fine, as it it thick enough to smoosh into the foam and lock into th e"bubble texture" on both halves of the piece. It will cure in minutes and you have a armature again.
 

Aegis159

Sr Member
I second the 2part epoxy. It's the only glue that I've never had react to anything that I'm trying to glue together. Definately use the rods as well, it'll add more strangth overall to the head so the next time it hopefully won't come apart on you again... well at least it definately won't in the spot you epoxy'd, hehehe.
 
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