Which Evo Stik? Foam/Plastic

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Which Evo Stik? Foam/Plastic

Post by ahyeahstark » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:41 pm

I have a plastic kayak to outfit for a small child and lots of foam. I see everyone says to use evo stik, but which version of evo stik should I be going for? I need a non solvent based glue right?

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Re: Which Evo Stik? Foam/Plastic

Post by Pete C. » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:31 pm

You're best with Evostick Impact (red tin or tube). Don't buy the solvent free: it dissolves with water. Something like this. Make sure you apply it somewhere well ventilated!

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Re: Which Evo Stik? Foam/Plastic

Post by ahyeahstark » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:38 pm

Thanks, I was a bit bewildered tring to work out which one to use.

Perfect!

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Re: Which Evo Stik? Foam/Plastic

Post by Yew » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:28 pm

The red evo stick works fine, Green Evo Stick 528 is rumoured to last a little longer around water, but I've used both and can't really tell the difference

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Re: Which Evo Stik? Foam/Plastic

Post by TechnoEngineer » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:52 am

Use this stuff with a hairdryer or heat gun
https://www.lawson-his.co.uk/3m-spray90 ... y-a-p43829
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Re: Which Evo Stik? Foam/Plastic

Post by ahyeahstark » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:00 pm

thanks folks evo stick red did the trick, double glueing ftw!

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Re: Which Evo Stik? Foam/Plastic

Post by PlymouthDamo » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:16 pm

Glad you got it sorted. For anyone else wanting to stick foam etc. to a plastic or fibreglass boat, there's a very cheap, quick and easy solution. Just use superglue and an accelerant. You paint the superglue onto your foam, spray the accelerant onto the boat and hold it on there for about 20 seconds - job done, and it lasts.

You need to get the accelerant that goes with the particular brand of superglue. E.g. just buy the following two from ToolStation for the princely total of £4.78

https://www.toolstation.com/shop/Adhesi ... ue/p78871
https://www.toolstation.com/shop/Adhesi ... tor/p74493

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