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What excatly is Shoe Goo??

Old 01-27-2012, 07:57 AM
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Default What excatly is Shoe Goo??

Ok I hear people saying that I can reinforce my short course bodies with this stuff. Problem is I have no idea what it is or where to get it. I am assuming (you know what that does) that maybe it is used to glue a sole to a shoe?? If this is correct let me know where I can find it if now let me know what it is. Any help would be greatly appreciated.....Thanks
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I've found it in my local CVS and Target stores.

Any yes, that's what it's marketed use is. It's similar to rubber cement, but it hardens.
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you can get it at walmart, target...amainhobbies... almost anywhere.
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:06 AM
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What is Shoe Goo ? Well , its a magical substance made from Pixie dust and Unicorn tears !
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Shoe Goo was created in 1972 by Lyman Van Vliet, a 45-year old senior executive at Hughes Aircraft Co. Shoe Goo is great for many uses in the RC world.
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It's an adhesive that's literally "Goo". It is thick to provide strength but it is flexible enough to bend without cracking. I use it on all my body's to reinforce cracks or when I cut holes and add mess screens it adds rigidity yet is still flexible.

It is messy though. Practice on a spare piece of lexan first.


From URC. Jang does a good job of explaining it.
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Google it.
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its a little tube of magic! Buy it at walmart its way cheaper than the hobby shop
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I found some stuff similar to shoe goo at O'Reilleys the other day, it is called amazing goop automotive.

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The greatest stuff known to man!! I use it instead of servo tape on my electronics and fix my sons toys with it!
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Originally Posted by BashemSmashem View Post
What is Shoe Goo ? Well , its a magical substance made from Pixie dust and Unicorn tears !

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Old 01-27-2012, 09:12 AM
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What is it...a useful product for many things but a replacement for properly applied quality servo tape isn't one of them..IMO
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I'll throw out a guess that it is an adhesive silicone sealant.
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Its a gooey extract from the shoe plant. It can only be harvested once a year when the shoe plant blooms on the full moon in september. Although very rare, it has many uses. Never leave it on your night stand.

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Its really helpful for reinforcing your body and other plastic things but....... I wouldn't reccomend using it on electronics because I've seen people blow out there electronics when glueing them down. Idk if that is true but personally I'm not going to find out the hard way.
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