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Old 07-24-2010, 03:29
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Hi. I need help...I need to fully line a whole lot of double prongs this weekend but dont want to spend my entire weekend doing them. (my hubby and son want to do fun actvities) I take a hour to line 20 clips or so. I dont know if this is slow or fast but Ive heard people say they can line 15 clips in 10 minutes? Is this possible? maybe I pay attention too much to detail, but Id like to know how others line their clips.
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Old 07-24-2010, 05:12
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I would probably say I can do the same amount as you. I tend to take a lot of care when linign my clips even if they are going to be covered by a korker or bow etc.
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Old 07-24-2010, 10:59
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I use a hot glue gun for mine, I can FULLY line them pretty fast...BUT it took a while. Mine are straight, smooth and no glue showing. It too practice, the partially line ones take me longer!!! I just stranded doing that, so more practice ahead for me..
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Hi. I need help...I need to fully line a whole lot of double prongs this weekend but dont want to spend my entire weekend doing them. (my hubby and son want to do fun actvities) I take a hour to line 20 clips or so. I dont know if this is slow or fast but Ive heard people say they can line 15 clips in 10 minutes? Is this possible? maybe I pay attention too much to detail, but Id like to know how others line their clips.
I use the fillet tape now & can easily do 15 clips in 10 min. For years I used to hate lining clips because it took so long but now it's actually something I like to do. My "process" is to cut a ton of 4.5 inch pieces, heat seal the ends then put the pieces on the tape one right after another until I get sick of doing it. Then I cut the pieces apart.

What's great about this is that I can take a baggie of taped pieces & alligator clips *anywhere* & work on lining clips - McDonald's play area, carpool line, sitting out back watching the kids play, on the couch watching TV. Since there's no hot glue or even scissors needed it's a "kid friendly", take anywhere project. And once I have all the pieces cut & heat sealed & on the tape I could easily do 3 a minute so probably 30 in 10 min.

Oh and I wanted to add that you can buy this specialty/fillet tape from people on here but it's not something you'll find at a craft store - the red kind you can find at HL or Michael's doesn't stick nearly as good - I tried it first. And even being *super* careful with hot glue my clips never looked as nice, neat & "professional" as they do with this tape.
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Old 07-24-2010, 11:48
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I agree with rufflesandribbons, lining with specialty/fillet tape is the easiest way. They look great every time.
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:25
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Thanks so much for all the info. I will search for this fillet tape.
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Default Re: lining alligator clips

This thread is super old, but does anyone have any fillet tape I can buy? Thank you!
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Pretty sure MommaOh still sells it.
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This thread is super old, but does anyone have any fillet tape I can buy? Thank you!
I just found this...
http://www.trimweaver.com/tw-ft-d670.html
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:42
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Thanks!
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