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Attaching Shoes to Foam Lifts?

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:59 am    Post subject: Attaching Shoes to Foam Lifts? Reply with quote

Hi folks -

Okay, I'm at a loss. I have the foam lifts made and they look pretty good -- nice and stable. But I cannot figure out how to attach the shoes to the foam. Duck recommended Plumber's Goop, but the heat from the Goop curing melts the Styrofoam like butter. The guy at Lowes said about the only that wouldn't melt it is liquid silicone adhesive, so I gave that a try. I pressed the shoes into place and held them there for five minutes, but they aren't bonding at all. How have you accomplished this?

About the only thing I can think of is to Goop the shoes, let it mostly cure, and then put it on the foam, but I'm not sure that would bond either...

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used hot glue to attach a pair of sandals to the feet.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just used hot glue to hold it in place. I think I may have squirted some of the leftover foam board adhesive in there too, but I could be wrong.

Once you duct tape the foot, you don't have to worry much about the shoe moving around.

You DID use foamboard adhesive to put the foam layers together, right. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used 3M 77 spray adhesive (per Duck's recommendation), and it seems to work extremely well. I think I may have solved the problem with the silicone, though. It seems to just take a long time to cure. That was a problem, since I needed the shoe bent into the "high heel" position -- so I was having to hold it in position. I put the 2kg block of clay I'll be using for the toes on top of the shoe and let it sit overnight. It looks like it's got a good bond now.

If the duct tape is going to really hold it, this should work fine. I'll post updated pics in my build thread after the other shoe has cured.

Thanks for the help!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used Beacons "Hold the Foam" and it worked great.

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