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Old 08-18-2007, 04:06
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So yesterday I got my order of snap clips in and I went to town lining them. I used hot glue on some and fabric tac on others. Just to see the difference. Some of the snaps came unglued no matter which glue I used. What am I doing wrong? The alligator clips are just fine. I'm partially lining the snap clips just like Michelle shows to do. I'm getting frustrated. Help!
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I read somewhere to wipe the clips with rubbing alcohol first. This will give the clip a clean surface for the glue to adhere. I know with the hot glu you have to work quickly. Hope that helps, maybe someone else has better ideas.
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So yesterday I got my order of snap clips in and I went to town lining them. I used hot glue on some and fabric tac on others. Just to see the difference. Some of the snaps came unglued no matter which glue I used. What am I doing wrong? The alligator clips are just fine. I'm partially lining the snap clips just like Michelle shows to do. I'm getting frustrated. Help!

Michelle, told us about a glue that adhears to both fabric and metal. It is called Magna Tac and is made by Beacon. You can do a search online to find it. But that is what she said works best for her with the snap clips.
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hmmm, may have to try the magna tac out. I remember her saying something about it but then I also thought she said that hot glue works the best. (at least for the first 2 steps ) I don't have a problem with working fast on them. I always get it done before the glue dries. May have to take some rubbing alcohol to them too. The fabric tac seems to take forever to dry.
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Did you use low temp glue gun? It should be high temp.

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http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.j...&source=search This is the gun I've got. I think it's a high temp.
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Wanted to add that I don't have a problem with the alligator clips. I've done tons of those without a problem.
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Snap clip need higher temp glue than alligator clip since it's bent over and over again.

Try to apply a line of the hot glue after last step. Marked yellow in the picture.



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I havent had a problem before just using hot glue. If I do I use E 6000 its a glue I use to put stones on my pageant wear. kat
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I tried to use E6000 for flip flops and the sequin strip keeps falling off! I heard that stuff was good, but I have problems with it!
It smells so bad, I think I would pass out before I got my clips lined!!!
I think it smells horrible too, it usually takes my breath away. I think Michelle said it causes cancer too.
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