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Old 09-20-2010, 08:33
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I use fabritac and within the last few weeks I have noticed that some of my products are coming apart. Specifically, clips are coming un-lined, my mickey mouse ribbon sculptures are coming apart and some of my other ribbon sculptures are separating from the clips.

Will using hot glue fix this or is this a problem with all glue? I can't have my stuff falling apart, i'm freaking out that someone is going to buy something and it's going to come apart.
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:51
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With the clips coming unlined...are you scuffing your metal with a scotch brite pad? I find that scuffing the metal gives the metal a better adhersion.
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:53
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I use a high temp glue gun and I have not had any problems with my stuff coming apart. The only downside is that it can be a mess at times.

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Old 09-20-2010, 08:59
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Never gave it a moments thought but that's a good idea. I have generally liked working with fabritac because I can take it with me...

But my husband just tells me what he thinks the problem is. I carry my stuff around with me and work on things while the kids are at their activities. It may get left in the hot car or get left without the lid on and he thinks that is messing with the solvents in it.

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With the clips coming unlined...are you scuffing your metal with a scotch brite pad? I find that scuffing the metal gives the metal a better adhersion.
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:09
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I just use hot glue too. My dd's leave them everywhere. In the car, in the yard... And mine never fall apart. I have even washed them and they did ok. You can get hot glue guns that run on batteries (so you can take them with you). My mama has one and it also works pretty good. HTH.
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Never gave it a moments thought but that's a good idea. I have generally liked working with fabritac because I can take it with me...

But my husband just tells me what he thinks the problem is. I carry my stuff around with me and work on things while the kids are at their activities. It may get left in the hot car or get left without the lid on and he thinks that is messing with the solvents in it.

Yikes!
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:11
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Default Re: Help! My products are coming apart

I would have to say that how glue works the best. I have tried using fabric tack and it totally comes apart even roughing up the clips.
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:31
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Sounds like it's the fabri-tac. It does sometimes come apart. Hot glue all the way.
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:36
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i use a high temp hot glue gun! Works like a charm! good luck
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Fabritac sucks for lining clips. I used to use it when I first started making clips and bows. Then I noticed the ribbon was popping off every single clip in my inventory! I was horrified to say the least! Now I use double sided tape reinforced with hot glue and that seems to be working well for me.
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:27
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Yeah, Fabritac doesn't stick at all. I use hot glue or E6000, depending on what I'm doing, and double stick tape for lining clips. I have also accidentally washed clips and dried them in the dryer and haven't had any problems with them coming apart.
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