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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CANDLE98, Mar 25, 2009.
How do I glue styrofoam back together? Me and my clumsyness!
Use something water-based. Other glues will melt the styrofoam.
Yeah I have tried to glue styrofoam before and yeah it doesn't work. I was just seeing if anyone knew of a certain brand
3m weather striping glue might work but ist yellow. or just plain clear silicone
or this .
I would try the glue used for sealing fish tanks.. But I would try it on a styrofoam cooler of other non important styrofoam thing, to make sure it doesnt melt it.. I havent tryed it.. But thought it might be of thought.. After about a week of airing out it is safe for fish and animals.. And it is water proof.. But that is only if it will not melt it..
I run into gluing styrofoam all the time with model railroading. Don't use anything that is in an aerosol container unless it says specifically for foam. The accelerant in the can will melt the styrofoam. Not to mention that the aerosol type will go everywhere not just where you are trying to glue. If you look at your home improvement store you will find adhesives designed for foam. They come in containers that look like caulking and can be bought in tubes used in a caulk gun or in a squeezable tube. It is used to glue the foam insulation in the construction field. I've used it on all types of foam (extruded foam and the white bead type) an have not had it melt any of it. It should be fine for a bator.
Let it dry for quite a while before using it again to make sure it is fully cured and the fumes are no longer present. Not to mention that you are going to bring it up to 100 degrees again.
How about silicone caulk reinforced with duct tape?
Duct tape doesn't hold up well in the heat and humidity. Usually leaves a worse mess.
Thanks a lot guys! I will run down to ACE here in the next couple of days!