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Old 11-29-2011, 10:03
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Angry Double sided tape is junk!

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.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:12
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Default Re: Double sided tape is junk!

where did you get your tape?
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:26
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Default Re: Double sided tape is junk!

I think so too!!


I have gotten so many diff. types...It all sucks for lining clips!! I do like to use it for making woven headbands. It helps the ribbon stick in place while I'm weaving, and keeps the ribbon tight.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:34
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Default Re: Double sided tape is junk!

I agree that it doesn't hold well. I've tried a bunch of different kinds and none of it seems to hold up the way that glue does. I know it's waaaaay faster but I won't ever use it again since I'd rather invest more time and have my products last.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:37
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Default Re: Double sided tape is junk!

lol glad i just read this!! i just got some the other day when i ordered ribbon and it really does stink!! it is hard to work with and does not stick well..maybe mine was a bad brand but totally agree can not beat a glue gun!!
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:54
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Default Re: Double sided tape is junk!

I tape and glue always for a nice clean but strong hold.
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:06
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where did you get your tape?
Hobby Lobby. It was that hot pink and green tool.
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Hobby Lobby. It was that hot pink and green tool.
That stuff is ONLY for scrapbooking with paper.
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:45
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Default Re: Double sided tape is junk!

I have gotten some at HL that I like for lining clips. It's in the scrapping tape section. Comes in 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch I believe. The roll is red. I think its called Terrifically Tacky Tape. http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/...y-tape-858175/

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Old 11-30-2011, 12:09
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Default Re: Double sided tape is junk!

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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