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How do I apply glue to EVA foam sheeting?

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How do I apply glue to EVA foam sheeting?

EVA (Ethylene-vinyl acetate) foam is without a doubt one of today's most popular cosplay materials. It has a lot of the characteristics that cosplayers strive for when making armor and props: it's lightweight and reasonably easy to buy in bulk, you can paint and weather it however you want, and it's not too complicated to build with. Yet, another advantage of EVA foam sheet that may not immediately come to mind is that you can not only utilize it in a variety of ways, but you can also glue it with a variety of adhesives. The four steps for gluing the EVA foam pad or roll are listed below.

1. Contact cement or barge cement:

This is one of the most popular EVA foam sheet adhesives since it has one of the strongest and most durable bonds of any adhesive on the list. It is extremely potent and toxic, which is why it is so powerful. To avoid breathing in dangerous fumes, don a respirator and work in a well-ventilated location or outside if you are planning to use contact cement. Yet, if used properly, a small amount of contact cement is all that is required to permanently attach two pieces of EVA foam sheets.

2. Connect and construct double-sided EVA foam sheets.

It is intended to be compatible with all typical cosplay materials. Cut these double-sided EVA foam sheets into shapes or strips. Whatever you require. Then just peel and paste them into position. Don't be concerned about the mess or the toxins. There is no need to wait for the glue to cure or dry; the binding is instant. If you are looking for a quick, clean approach to gluing the EVA foam sheets to themselves or practically any other material, attaching and constructing would be a suitable alternative if you are working in a house or a small space.

3. Another extremely popular method for sticking to EVA foam sheets is hot glue. 

Hot glue sticks are heat-activated and can be applied to broad surfaces as well as to small cracks and crevasses. Because hot glue does not melt EVA foam sheets like insulation foam, you may get a very quick and lasting bond with it.

4. Rubber cement is similar to contact cement.

However, it is less intense and usually comes in a smaller bottle at a lower cost. Because the vapors are still somewhat dangerous, you should wear a respirator or work in a well-ventilated room or outside. Usually, rubber cement comes with a brush, and one of the advantages of this type of glue is that it can be swiftly brushed onto huge amounts of foam. Should you need a thicker piece for armor or props, this could come in handy for overlaying an EVA foam sheet. You can cut through the rubber cement once it has dried; however, your scissors or blade may become a little sticky.

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