Re: Mounting Hankscraft switches to foam board?


Vollrath, Don <dvollrath@...>
 

polyurethane (gorilla glue) and laytex type (liquid nails) construction adhesive for FOAM projects will also stick well to wood & foam. I'd use 1/4 inch plywood as the porous nature of real wood makes it is easier for glue and wood screws to grip into the grain. Some types of masonite tend to be slick & be hard.

Experiment with a few samples & let us all know what seems to work best.
DonV

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Brian,

I would think a small square of masonite or 1/4" piece of wood
should do just fine. Just be careful when putting in your screws.
Don't put them in too tight or you will strip the holes.

Allan


--- In WiringForDCC@..., "brian1961go"
<brian1961go@y...> wrote:

That is a great idea! Do you recommend a small square of masonite
per switch or cover the bottom of the foamboard? I'd prefer a
small
square if you think Foamnails or gorilla glue will hold. They are
modules and trying to keep them lightweight.

Thanks, Brian


--- In WiringForDCC@..., "wirefordcc"
<wire4dcc_admin@c...> wrote:

Brian,

Interesting question. I once had a need to glue foam board to a
Tuperware lid. The Tuperware is a similar kind of plastic as
used
in
the Rix bracket. It can't be done as far as I can tell. I had
a
hard
time finding an adhesive that would firmly grip the plastic.
Then,
any adhesive that would adhere to the lid ate right through the
foam
board. I have not tried every glue out there, and since my
experiment
new glues have hit the market, like Gorilla glue. So there may
still
be some hope.

Note: You may not want to glue your switch machine to your
foam.
If
you don't mount it in the right spot the first time, or need to
remove
it for any reason, it will take a chunk of layout with you. Why
don't
you glue a piece of masonite to your foam and then screw mount
your
switch machine to that? You will then be able to remove your
switchmacine. Elmer's carpenter glue works on blue foam as well
as
hot melt. The Elmer's may take a few days to dry. But the hot
melt
may loose it's grip over time.




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