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Old 11-30-2011, 12:25
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I bought one of those double sided tape applicators and used them to line 100 clips in various colors to use on my big bows. Today as I was setting out some new bows to sell, I noticed one of the clips had the ribbon separating from it. So I examined it further and sure enough, that tape wasn't holding.

I had to pull out my glue gun and go over all of them again! Just imagine a customer putting one in their child's hair after a couple of wears and having the ribbon let go of the clip because the double sided tape isn't strong enough.

That stuff holds for a while but it's bad when it starts falling apart after the bow has been purchased. Junk. Never again. I'm sticking with my glue gun.
It definitely depends on the tape you bought. Not all double sided tape is equal! Mine holds great and I check things that sit around constantly. My preference is Specialty Tape brand and Sealah brand. I bought one from a Sassy Passy GB and the tape (from 3M) sucked big time. I almost threw it out, but realized it was great for ribbon wrapped headbands!
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:30
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Default Re: Double sided tape is junk!

I agree, it all depends on which one you use. I too use the specialty tape and I have not had any problems with it. I've used it for over a year now and my daughter still uses a lot of the first bows I've lined clips with and still going strong!
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:53
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Default Re: Double sided tape is junk!

Yup specialty tape is best

I add a drop of hot glue to make sure the ribbon is secure on the bottom of the clip

I also add a little glue onto the clip if I'm making something like peppermint ribbon sculptures and I want to make sure the ribbon doesn't lift off the clip
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Old 11-30-2011, 02:29
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Default Re: Double sided tape is junk!

I only use DS tape from group buys, never from a store. I don't use them to line clips because, honestly, it's so much faster for me to use hot glue and mine come out just as smooth and straight. What I do use it for is lining headbands with glitter ribbon... I can't stand bumps in the ribbon from hot glue. I line the whole top with DST and hot glue the ends down. I also use the tape for DRR headbands for the same reason.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:12
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Default Re: Double sided tape is junk!

I have bought rolls from the group buys held on here (diff. buys too!!) and the tape all comes off the clips eventually.

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I've heard and done various things to help it stick, and it after awhile it all starts to come off the clips.

I'm glad it works for some, but I stick with hot glue only!! haha I wont buy lined clips unless they are done with glue. I just wont chance it anymore.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:30
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I wonder if you are buying the wrong kind. I buy mine from a member on here Sweet hair Clips (I think that's her username) Anyway I've been using it for 2 years or so and haven't had any issues. Her tape is strong, sticky tape.

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Old 11-30-2011, 12:10
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Default Re: Double sided tape is junk!

I buy mine from Kate's Craft Store and I have never had an issue with it.
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:47
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Default Re: Double sided tape is junk!

I bought some from Punch Place Plus and it worked awesome!! Some of the clips have been lined for months and the ribbon is just as strong to the clip as with glue.
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Default Re: Double sided tape is junk!

I bought ostrich puffs on a clip from someone who used DST and it started coming off... I don't even bother with it...
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:53
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Default Re: Double sided tape is junk!

So which brand is best? If I decide to try again, which one should I buy? If you all who like it could point me to a link, thanks.
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