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Old 22-05-2009, 15:27   #1
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Gorilla Glue for Foam

am looking for something that i can use to glue some foam pieces to wooden slats. i was thinking of using gorilla glue but thought id better check the forum see what anyone else thinks. thanks
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3M spray adhesives might give you much easier application... 77 and 90 are both nice, though testing on a small piece of foam (with any adhesive) is a good idea. You didn't stay what flavor of foam, and some dissolve easily.

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3M spray foam is great stuff, but it will dissolve pink rigid insulation foam if you lay it on thick.
I don't know what it will do with foam core.

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Yes... I've used it without difficulty on Divinycell, but if the foam is polystyrene I would be wary. 3M claims that the 77 adhesive is OK on foams, but I haven't read the fine print to see which.

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“Gorilla Glue” is a brand of solvent-free polyurethane adhesive, suitable for use on “foam”.
The Gorilla Glue Company has several types of adhesive, so check their application chart for compatibility:
Gorilla Glue Guide
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thanks everyone basically what i want to do is glue the new 4 infoam cushions i got for the vberth to the 1 in wooden slats to help with airflow under the berth. looking at their site they say gorilla glue is good for foam so i thought this would be the way to go.
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Yah, there's another nice thing about Gorilla also - it foams on curing, so makes a good void-filler. Should be good.

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Gorilla glue, or polyurethane, is great stuff. Add a dash of water from a spray bottle to get it to foam more. But it does dry rigid, and I think 3m77 or 90 is better for this application. They changed the solvent in 77 a few years ago and it is more agressive. Usually fine if you don't use too much but a scrap test is a good idea.
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am looking for something that i can use to glue some foam pieces to wooden slats. i was thinking of using gorilla glue but thought id better check the forum see what anyone else thinks. thanks
I used gorilla glue to attach a open cell foam to PVC board for a back rest on my son's boat. It worked just fine. You should put some weights to "clamp" the foam to the wood slats. I was impressed since most glue won't stick to PVC.
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