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Old 01-28-2009, 07:34
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Question Alligator Clips - Lined or not?

Hi Everyone, My question is what is the purpose of partially lining an alligator clip when using on a hairbow. Once the bow is in the hair, you can't see the clip anyway. By lining the clip for use on a bow is that giving it extra grip or just to look better? As I'm just starting out on this I want to get it right. Thanks Linda
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:42
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Default Re: Alligator Clips - Lined or not?

I line mine partially, I think it gives it a nice "finished" look. i have never NOT lined it so I am not sure if it has a better grip or not
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Old 01-28-2009, 10:30
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Default Re: Alligator Clips - Lined or not?

I partially line mine since I think it "looks" better. It does help with the "no slip" idea.
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:32
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Default Re: Alligator Clips - Lined or not?

I partially line mine but different for different bows. A basic bow I only line the clip part for a more complete look. I run the clip through where I tie the bow and if I line it, it tends to be difficult to get it through the thread or wire. (I hope this makes sense!!)

For all other bows I partially line it so that when I glue the bow on the glue does not go through the clip.

I've had some moms say lining the top helps with grip. I've heard mostly that lining top and bottom makes it slide out easily. I think that part is a matter of opinion but I have had moms compliment the fact that my clips are lined. So I think it gives it a more professional finished look.
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:57
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Default Re: Alligator Clips - Lined or not?

I always line my clips. Even if you can't see the clip from the front, you often can see the pinch part of the clip from the side. I think it looks nicer and customers seem to prefer it b/c it makes it more "professional" looking.

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Old 01-29-2009, 07:31
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Default Re: Alligator Clips - Lined or not?

Thanks everyone for that....I guess I will be lining my clips from now on and yes it does look more professional for sure.
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Default Re: Alligator Clips - Lined or not?

I agree with the more professional look. I don't know that it makes any difference in the grip area. I have both and don't notice a difference.
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:56
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I think you should line them anyway b/c if you don't the glue will go through the clip and will be a pain.
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:47
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Default Re: Alligator Clips - Lined or not?

I always line mine now because when I first started, I didn't. I put some of the first korkers I made into Camryn's hair the other day, and Mother In Law complained because they kept slipping out. Got some of those grippee things and think it might have been a waste of time for my girls (both have long thick hair), but maybe will do good for infants???
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