Can you use Evo Stik epoxy rapid two part adhesive as a glue

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Can you use Evo Stik epoxy rapid two part adhesive as a glue

Post by alexpethybridge » Thu May 30, 2013 10:35 am

As the title says, I would like to know whether you can use Evo Stik epoxy rapid two part adhesive to glue;

foam to foam

and

foam to boat?

Also, is it waterproof? The website says 'water resistant' but I don't know if that means the same thing.

Please help. :D
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Re: Can you use Evo Stik epoxy rapid two part adhesive as a

Post by Jim » Thu May 30, 2013 11:31 am

Epoxy will set hard, it's the stuff carbon composite boats and helmets are made of.

So it will glue the foam together and to the boat, but as the foam (or boat) flexes it will rip away from the epoxy, which may crack.

Better bet is to use a contact adhesive, evo-stik is good but if you want the option to change outfitting in the future consider the spray on version, or DIY shops own brand of spray on, the spray on is never as permanent as the old fashioned spread on type.
Remember to let contact adhesive (all types)'gas off' for a few minutes and turn from liquid to tacky before touching the parts together.

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Re: Can you use Evo Stik epoxy rapid two part adhesive as a

Post by TechnoEngineer » Thu May 30, 2013 1:14 pm

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Re: Can you use Evo Stik epoxy rapid two part adhesive as a

Post by Jim Pullen » Thu May 30, 2013 9:35 pm

Jim wrote:Remember to let contact adhesive (all types)'gas off' for a few minutes and turn from liquid to tacky before touching the parts together.
...and whatever you do don't be tempted to touch the glue to see if it's tacky yet!

Also do it in a well ventilated area, and don't have your head in your cockpit whilst spraying into the footrest area!
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Re: Can you use Evo Stik epoxy rapid two part adhesive as a

Post by alexpethybridge » Thu May 30, 2013 10:09 pm

Cheers for the advice guys. I know all about glue fumes - too many years spent building airfix models in my bedroom. :D
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Re: Can you use Evo Stik epoxy rapid two part adhesive as a

Post by Green.media » Fri May 31, 2013 8:36 am

When I was outfitting my oc1 I used the propper ecostick. This had the best results. Spray contact adheasives creates a web like surface that water worked through over time . Forget evostick rapid! My open still has the nasty milky marks on it from trying to glue in a kneeling matt.

I Used a website something like commercial adheasives ltd and got a gallon of the propper evostick for not much more than screwfix were charging for a small pot of it so worth a look online.
Hope that helps.
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