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Old 03-10-2008, 09:25
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I glue to the inside of the clip too. I use hot glue, and all the posts I have read on the board have indicated that hot glue is best when glueing to metal. But I have never heard of MagnaTac before. What is it?
Magna-Tac is by Beacon Adhesives, the makers of Fabri-Tac. It looks and smells like Fabri-Tac, and comes in the same type of bottle, but the ingredients are slightly different. It is recommended for fabric and, unlike Fabri-Tac, metal. I used to buy it at Fabric Place (it is not sold at my local Wal-Mart, Michaels, or A.C. Moore) but the nearest store to me just closed and I haven't figured out where their next nearest store is. You can buy it online also. I used to use Fabri-Tac to line clips but I think this is a little more durable - the Fabri-Tac would sometimes get loose on the bottom of the pinch end. I don't use hot glue at all.

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I usually line my clips like the first picture. I put a dab of glue (I use Magna-Tac) on the inside/underside of the pinch areas (the metal end where your thumb and index finger pinch to open the clip). I shove the ribbon in with my index finger and hold a second until it grabs, then continue to the underside of the clip. I wouldn't recommend putting the glue on the coil because the spring is what makes the clip open and close - I would think glue on it might eventually cause it not to work properly (no experience with this, just my opinion).

Either way of lining the clip is correct, it depends on what you prefer. I just like to have all the metal covered, and I think it helps keep the ribbon on the clip better (no risk of getting caught and pulled off, etc.). Both types of clips (i.e. single or double prong) can be done both ways, too.

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How do you like the Magna-Tac? I have heard it is supposed to hold fabric to metal really well!
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what the heck is the difference they both look the same?

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I can't explain that, either...if you go to Beacon Adhesives, their website has a Glue Guide. I haven't seen Magna-Tac in any stores around me. According to the Glue Guide, Magna-Tac holds ribbon to metal well. I don't recall anyone who has used it, so was curious. Lining clips...I just don't like it, lol!
Yesterday I had what looked like a spider web of glue strings from the hot glue with all the clippies I made!
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I also line like the first pics, using E6000. But, I tuck the first section between the prongs, without glue, then spread glue on the rest of the ribbon length. Then, I wrap the ribbon over the top of the clip, around the pinch part and down the back a little ways. As I wrap, I hold the glued ribbon in place with other clips for a few minutes. Oh yeah, after all the gluing/wrapping is done, I go back and pull out the un-glued piece which I stuck inside. Then after attaching the bow, wrapping the center ribbon around the clip, I put E6000 on that strip and cover the inside and the wrapped ribbon. Now that I have re-read this, I realize it is about as clear as mud. It really is a fast and easy way, I just made it sound more complicated!
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I line the clips like the 1st pic bc I don't like the metal to show. I just dab some Fabri Tac on the inside and hold the ribbon there to dry a bit.
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How do you like the Magna-Tac? I have heard it is supposed to hold fabric to metal really well!
I like it very well. I've been using it exclusively for lining clips for at least 6 months now. I haven't seen any clips come loose and a few did with Fabri-Tac.

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what the heck is the difference they both look the same?

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The ingredients are different but I don't know enough about the chemical composition of the ingredients to tell you just how different they are! As someone else said, the Beacon Adhesives has a website which displays the properties of all their different products and this one was rated for fabric and metal, so I tried it and I like it. Cost was about the same; Magna-Tac was maybe a little cheaper than Fabri-Tac.

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i do it like the first pic... i put glue on the inside, attach the ribbon, then put glue on the other side of the inside, and attach the other side of the ribbon, hopefully this makes some kind of sense!
That's exactly what I do as well. Something about just going around that part and not covering it completely is not appealing to me-I think it's because of the hole where you can see the inside there if it's not covered completely so that's why I do them this way too.
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