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Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2018 10:53 a.m. PST

I launched a project to improve my old latex roads and rivers. The roads have already gotten a dry-brushing of dusty tan latex paint, and the river water a latex gloss coat.

Next I want to decorate the banks along the edges with flocking, rocks, and sand, but I need to find a glue that will firmly hold these things onto latex. Before I proceed I thought I'd ask the collective for glue suggestions.

My first idea is to just use paintable latex caulking, the same stuff that gamers use to make more roads and rivers, or even by some people to make entire terrain mats (like War Artisan, 138SquadronRAF, and others in their local gaming group). I think I can get this in a squeeze tube instead of a gun-operated caulking tube.

Any suggestions for alternative adhesives welcome. Has anyone else tried this kind of project and found a better way?

- Ix

MajorB11 Jun 2018 11:11 a.m. PST

Copydex

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2018 11:23 a.m. PST

Is Copydex permanent enough? It's used to adhere false eyelashes, which is surely not a good use case for a really permanent adhesive….

freerangeegg11 Jun 2018 11:59 a.m. PST

I have used PVA adhesive on mine and so far they seem to be staying stuck.

MajorB11 Jun 2018 1:16 p.m. PST

Is Copydex permanent enough? It's used to adhere false eyelashes,

Dunno. I've never tried gluing eyelashes with it …

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2018 6:14 p.m. PST

I have used contact cement but just on the one surface. It is very flexible when dry, and good adhesion. Spread the glue where you want to flock, wait a couple of minutes for a bit of drying then sprinkle the flock. Push down with a finger.

Walking Sailor13 Jun 2018 6:53 a.m. PST

If you do go with caulk, please know that using a caulking gun will give you much more control of product placement.

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