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Old 05-30-2010, 05:47
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I was wondering if you use special hot glue or something else for your hairbows... Today I had my first show, and I had a couple of clips fall off my bows, it was so mortifying! I have been using a high temp hot glue gun with high temp glue. I am not sure if it was because it was ridiculously hot today or what. When I first started I was using all temp hot glue sticks, not sure if that makes a difference or not. Should I be using something else? Thanks for your help!
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Old 05-30-2010, 05:50
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I use fabri-tac and love it! It is a little pricey but worth it. Watch for michaels 40% off coupons and get the big bottle for cheap! HTH
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Old 05-30-2010, 05:57
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I sand or score my clips so that gives the surface some tooth to help the glue stick better.
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Old 05-30-2010, 06:07
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i just use a REAllY good hoT hOT hOT glue gun....it is more expensive but it has worked well, have some bows 5 yrs old that are still stuck
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Old 05-30-2010, 06:40
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I use hot glue and a really good glue gun like Allison but I have bows that are now 18 years old from my oldest daughter that are still stuck tight. I've tried to reclaim the ribbon and they won't let go. I also hold them for a few seconds when I glue them to give the glue time to curen a little.
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I just use regular hot glue from hobby lobby...
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:40
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I've always worried to about being at a show in 90+ degree weather. Will the hot glue become so soft that they come undone? I have a show coming up in August that will be outdoors so this has been in the back of my mind while making all these bows.
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:49
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I need to get a better glue gun. It's not hot enough. I know because when I get the glue on me I don't squeal in pain and get a blister, like my old one. lol

what all are you using to put the appliques on? Other options that work the same or better than hot glue.
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:48
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Yea u need a hotter glue gun. Maybe u have a low temp glue gun?

With the one I have a get a blister it even leaves me a scar!!! if I'm not careful!
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:07
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So what specific brands are good hot glue guns, just so I know. Mine definitely isn't hot enough.



Edited to add that mine supposedly has both high and low temps. But the high temp doesn't burn me enough to get a blister and I definitely can pull stuff glued together apart later.

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