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Old 06-30-2010, 12:00
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Default anyone have trouble with hot glue holding on metal?

I've always hot glued my ribbon to the clips.
Then suddenly it wasn't holding very well.
I switched the gun to a new one. Nope. Tried a new kind of gun w/different heat.. like went from a regular cheapo to a hot melt. Not working.
Then I switched glues.

Even contacted the manufacturers because it was making me crazy.
They didn't know.

Am I missing something here? Do you have a preference in glue gun or adhesive brand/type?

Seems silly .. but again...>
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:10
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Default Re: anyone have trouble with hot glue holding on metal?

aw. no responses. That means I'm the only one. I'm so jealous!
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:18
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Default Re: anyone have trouble with hot glue holding on metal?

well, here's one, lol!

do you have your air conditioning on? My glue won't hold if it is too cold. That's my excuse for keeping the heat turned up in the winter, much to dh's dismay
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:21
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Default Re: anyone have trouble with hot glue holding on metal?

Oh my gosh. It has been really cold in here again. YES you could be right!

my electric bill was over 450 a month this past winter. and i didn't have trouble with my gun then. hmmmm. we could be on to something!
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:23
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Default Re: anyone have trouble with hot glue holding on metal?

that would actually be amazing if I was right about something!!!

please let it be true
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:26
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Default Re: anyone have trouble with hot glue holding on metal?

That could be it cause i live in the tropics (Puerto Rico) and havent had any problem. I hope you can solve your problem.
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:30
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Default Re: anyone have trouble with hot glue holding on metal?

Also, high temp on the gun works better than low temp for metal. Just throwing that out there too...
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Default Re: anyone have trouble with hot glue holding on metal?

I wondered if it was the heat style of the glue or the higher temp of the gun. Like it heats up and even tho i let it sit it was still peeling RIGHT OFF!

I will try adjusting the temp in the house and see what happens.
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:40
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Default Re: anyone have trouble with hot glue holding on metal?

I have problems with glue coming off my clips also. DIL keeps bring me back clips to redo. So now I am using tape and love it.
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:43
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Default Re: anyone have trouble with hot glue holding on metal?

is this why i keep hearing about the double sided tape?
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