Looking for Goo Glue Suggestions

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by Doc Holliday, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    I'm starting to build the Idaho Springs Mine by Campbell's. It's mostly cardboard covered by corrugated tin. The instructions say to use Walther's Goo glue or similar and specifically not to use white glue. There's no LHS in my neck of the woods (a city of 250,000+, can you believe it?) and I hate to pay the S&H just to order the glue online. Can anybody suggest another more readily availabe alternative that will work? I was think of using latex caulk.
  2. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Any change you can use CA? If not, why not go to a craft store and get some "tacky" glue.
  3. zedob

    zedob Member

    Speaking of tin roofs and CA. I've always had a problem with getting that stuff to stick well. It stays, but don't tweak, or bump it. Pops, right off, unless you put a lot, which may not be practical in certain situations.

    I bead blasted some Campbell's tin to help the CA stick and that still didn't help much. Heck, the paint didn't even want to cover it. Kind of just falls into the grooves.

    I'd use some spray adheasive on the cardstock and just when it's tacky, start applying. Just don't over-do the glue. Ideally, you want to spray both parts, but you may be chasing tin, or pealing it off the walls once you spray.
  4. hminky

    hminky Member

    I have been using Easy Grip a clear contact cement I got a Walmart with some success.

  5. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    go to a auto parts store and get a tube of Weather strip adhesive .
  6. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    I don't like Goo. It doesn't age well. I use 5 minute epoxy for this type joint. Can't beat it.

  7. mhdishere

    mhdishere Member

    I've used both Goo and plain old contact cement from the hardware store, I don't see much difference.
  8. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Don't use the white or tacky glues for this. They are water-based and will warp the cardboard wall. Goo is pretty good - I have not experienced the "aging" problem noted by Gary - maybe I haven't had my structures long enough...

    One thing that does help glue, paint, weathering, etc stick to the corrugated tin roof "foil" is a spray of Dullcoat. However, do not put an alcohol wash over it, as it will make the Dullcoat turn whitish (actually it's ok if that is what you are going for... ;) ).

  9. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    Thanks for the suggestions. I think I like the weather strip adhesive and contact cement ideas best. I try to stay away from time sensitive glues like five minute epoxy. Guess I don't do well under pressure.


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