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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-29-2011, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Pond foam/ right stuff bonds strongly to epoxy.

It's fairly well known that this stuff doesn't bond to aquarium glass. But if anyone is curious I applied a "test blob" to some perfectly smooth and well cured epoxy and it has the strongest bond I have seen between the foam and any other material so far. It appears to be bonded molecularly as I can't scrape it off without cutting through the epoxy. I found this surprizing since it doesn't seem to bond to other plastics I have tried (PVC etc.).

I thought this information may be useful to those of you making DIY backgrounds, fake rockwork, and so forth.
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Interesting. If the epoxy bonded to glass, and you wanted to stick the foam to glass, you may have just found a way to make that work.
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for those wanting to do this make sure you cover up your silicone seams =p, great idea by the by thanks for sharing I may be using this when cichlid tank building starts


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