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Old 09-10-2008, 10:00
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Default Glue Shows Thru Ribbon - Any Tips?

I have been working on lining some alligator clips but am having trouble with the glue showing thru the lighter color grosgrain ribbon. It looks like the clip is showing thru too possibly. I have tried both hot glue and a tacky craft adhesive (not Fabri-tac although I am going to try and pick that up next time I am out). Is there any way to avoid this? Any tips for a newbie?
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Default Re: Glue Shows Thru Ribbon - Any Tips?

I haven't had that problem, so I'm not sure if this will help. I put a small piece of wax paper inside the clip before putting the hot glue on top. I can get the glue smoother without having a mess all over the clip. I wouldn't use fabritac to attach ribbon to clip. I don't think it's strong enough. It is great for ribbon to ribbon. Hope that helps.
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I had tried fabritac to attach the ribbon to the clip and it doesn't work well for me. what kind of ribbon are you using?
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First of all, what stinkin cuties you have there in your siggie!!!! I use a hot glue gun but I just put a DOT of glue on the tip of the clip and a dot of glue at the pinch area of the clip, I usually always have something else (meaning another bow ) on top of the alligator clip so if there was glue it wouldn't show anyways. Good Luck
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I bought some very cheap ribbon from a place thinking it was a good deal. The quality was just that cheap, no matter what kind of glue I used you could see it thru the ribbon. The min was 50.00 so I had a lot of this ribbon! Since then I have bought other ribbon and don't have the problem anymore.
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I have that problem with lighter colored ribbon. Someone on here gave me a tip that has worked. I use hot glue and put a bit more than I normally use. Then I use my fingers to squeeze the ribbon together so that the excess glue comes out the sides. Then very quickly, I swipe down the sides and wipe all the excess glue off. My fingers are so used to it, that it doesn't bother me anymore. When I do it this way the whole underside of the ribbon has glue, so even though it shows, you can't tell, because it's all the same color. Does that make sense?

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I use the same method Amy was explaining to you and it works great for me!!
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I bought some very cheap ribbon from a place thinking it was a good deal. The quality was just that cheap, no matter what kind of glue I used you could see it thru the ribbon. The min was 50.00 so I had a lot of this ribbon! Since then I have bought other ribbon and don't have the problem anymore.
I am not convinced I have the best quality ribbon. Some I bought at Wal-mart and some others at Michaels. What brand of ribbon worked best for you to line the clips? I would love the brand names/sources for better quality ribbons.
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I have that problem with lighter colored ribbon. Someone on here gave me a tip that has worked. I use hot glue and put a bit more than I normally use. Then I use my fingers to squeeze the ribbon together so that the excess glue comes out the sides. Then very quickly, I swipe down the sides and wipe all the excess glue off. My fingers are so used to it, that it doesn't bother me anymore. When I do it this way the whole underside of the ribbon has glue, so even though it shows, you can't tell, because it's all the same color. Does that make sense?

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http://hipgirlclips.com/forums/how-m...red-clips.html
That makes sense. I will have to give that a try too, not sure how happy my fingers will be, but I will try in the name of pretty clippies
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I always use Fabritac for lining clips. There is no show-through, except sometimes on just plain white, but those always get covered. The key is to only use the Fabritac on the part where there is a ribbon to ribbon bond. And don't slather it on, put just enough. Then use hot glue or e6000 on the last part (the part where there's just a bit of ribbon underneath the pinch. It always works for me & my clips are "road tested." LOL
Maybe I was using too much glue....I guess I now have a few tips I can give a try. I appreciate the tip about using the fabritac for only fabric to fabric I was thinking I could just use it for the entire thing.
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