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Old 03-07-2008, 12:29
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What is the best way to line alligator clips? I can't ever get my straight is there a trick or do I need more practice? should I use somthing else besides hot glue, a glue that will hold when it's dry but that I can pull off and straighten while I'm making the clip?
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Old 03-07-2008, 12:31
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Default Re: lining clips

michelle has a good tute in her instructions. Alibug did a post on this not too long ago. search alibug and see what comes up. I think it's just practice. My aren't always straight either. Sometimes the quality of ribbon makes a difference.
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Old 03-07-2008, 12:35
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Practice helps, and I glue a little section at a time. I glue the little bit on the bottom, then do both top and bottom of the inside of the pinch, then the top of the pinch, then the res t of the top, and then the upper inside of the clip If you want to try another glue, try Fabri-tac. I just don't know if it holds as well. It would give you some time to reposition though.
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good instructions-thanks
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It took me some practice for sure. For partially lined clips I cut mine 4 1/4' long. Then I hot glue about 3/4" to 1" and put in the inside top of the clip. Then I add glue to the top of the clip and press the ribbon down. Then a tiny bit to the top and bottom of the inside of the pinch. Then a little glue on the rest of the ribbon and wa-la. I hope that wasn't too confusing. There are probably pictures somewhere on this forum...

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