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    GOOP

    OK, this question goes out to all of you that swear by GOOP.

    I go to the Home Depot to get some of this miracle adhesive/sealer, and am staring at: PLUMBERS GOOP, CARPENTERS GOOP, CRAFTERS GOOP, ETC.

    Which one is the best for our needs???

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    Re: GOOP

    First i got the crafters goop (or whatever the purple one is) to attach my armor to my vest. I then switched to the plumbers to piece together my rifle kit (thanks to Spidey!). I love goop....i think i'll marry it...

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    Re: GOOP

    i used the purple tube stuff on my gauntlets, knees, and parts of my jet pack.

    but i was gonna marry goup!

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    Re: GOOP

    I used the regular GOOP for my sons knee darts as well as mine. Works good, love GOOP!

    Mike

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    Re: GOOP

    Well, the one I bought is the plumbers. will that work?

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    Jedi-Bob wrote:Well, the one I bought is the plumbers. will that work?
    It will probably work but watch out for "CRACKS"


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    Re: GOOP

    Should I just exchange it?

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    Re: GOOP

    I heard that they are all exactly the same, just different names so they can charge different prices. ^_^

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    Re: GOOP

    I was being a smart *****. I was playing on the Plumber's crack joke.

    I think they are basically the same. Check out their website, I think they list what materials each product will work on. http://www.gcwoodworks.com/goop.htm I am sure that since plumbers use PVC products that the Plumber's Goop should work.


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    Re: GOOP

    Plumbers Goop will work FINE. In fact, that's the only type of Goop I have ever used on my armor parts specifically because it's designed (so they say) to work on PVC and other plastics, as well as metal.

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    Re: GOOP

    I work for Home Depot and I talked to the GOOP sales rep and they are all the same. I think the only different one is the Marine goop.

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    Re: GOOP

    I just realized that Plumbers GOOP is flexible (to a degree) so I plan on using it to seal the outside of my gauntlets to allow a little flex to squeeze me arm in.

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    Re: GOOP

    I didn't really want to make a new thread, so I just bumped this one:

    Is GOOP the adhesive of choice for everyone, or are there any other adhesives that work just as good? I've heard about people using epoxy, superglue, and the like. Are some adhesives better for certain jobs than others?

    I'm not really looking to go into cosmic adhesive theory here, I'm just curious about what adhesive I should use for my entire costume (ie. gauntlets, rifle, knee darts, helmet, etc).

    Thanks!

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    Re: GOOP

    Don't ever mix hot glue and Goop!! It eats through plastic!! If you apply Goop and then decide you want to reinforce it with hot glue before the Goop cures, you could end up with a hole in your styrene or at least very soft styrene.

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    Re: GOOP

    I use hot glue, Goop, super glue, 2 part epoxy. It all depends on what I am using it for. I just stay stocked up on each

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    Re: GOOP

    Thanks.

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    Re: GOOP

    I have been using this stuff called Zap A Gap lately. It is basically super glue but in a bigger and more manageable bottle. You can get it at Michaels when they have it in stock.

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    Re: GOOP

    So if I wanted to use an adhesive for construction of my jet pack which is going to be made mostly from sintra, would plumbers goop be the way to go. There are a lot of corners and edges in the design of the Jet Pack, and I want it to be sturdy. I'm a little weary of the fact that it has some give to it. Is there something better suited for this particular application?

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    Re: GOOP

    I use super glue on sintra. It does the trick usually...

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    Re: GOOP

    I agree, you won't want to wait for goop to dry- use the super glue for the sintra. Then you'll need to fill in gaps with bondo.

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    Re: GOOP

    OK cool. Now is there a recommended brand or type of super glue to use. Sorry about going a bit OT here.

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    Re: GOOP

    I like ZAP A GAP. DO NOT get the generic super glue. There is a definate difference in brands. I have found the well known brands work best( Super Glue, Krazy Glue etc.)

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    Re: GOOP

    I honestly haven't noticed a difference in brands.

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    Re: GOOP

    Rather than plain old super/krazy glue - try Liquid Nails #2 Instant Bond glue. The stuff is awesome - but be careful with it as it bonds your skin instantly!! Have some acetone nail polish remover handy when you work with it.

    Sean

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    Re: GOOP

    Hey guys.....thanks for all of the info. I really appreciate it.

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