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Old 02-25-2010, 09:48
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I bought double sided tape from a lady on here. I heard such rave reviews from so many ladies on here that I thought it would be worth it.

However, I am having issues. I am finding that it is much harder to apply the tape than to just hot glue it. It is really sticky and gets all messed up. Also I am finding that it isn't holding.

The ribbon peels off of the tape pretty easy. Am I missing something? I thought that the tape was supposed to hold good.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:47
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I bought ome too. It takes me longer than with hot glue. It does look nicer than glue, but like you said, the ribbn can be pulled right off. I do leave the paper on the one side of the ribbon while I get it on the ribbon. Then take the paper off when I'm ready to put it on the clip. Still unsure about making the switch. I'm faster with glue, but the tape looks very nice.
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it depends which kind you get I think...I LOVE the Sealah tape and found it really easy to work with. I also purchased a supposedly comparable one through a group buy here and though I also found it easy to work with it doesn't even always stick to the clip. So that's frustrating.

what kind are you using?

if you prefer the hot glue go with that...I am personally hopeless with the glue gun so that method is out for me.
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Are you ladies using Sealah or Specialty Tape? Not all double sided tape is the same--believe me!! If you aren't using one of these two, that's why you are having problems.
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:41
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I am using fillet tape (specialty tape). I am starting to get the hang of it now, it takes time apparently. lol
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I am using fillet tape (specialty tape). I am starting to get the hang of it now, it takes time apparently. lol
It does take some time to get a "rhythm" going with the tape (just like when you first started lining clips with glue). When I first tried it I thought "this is supposed to SAVE me time???" but then I figured out how to make it work & now I fly through clips. I actually like lining clips where it used to be something I hated doing.

I have the fillet tape & it is so strong it has pulled the silver off clips if I didn't have it just right & repositioned it!! I am fully lining clips so I always have tape stuck to tape & it stays *really* well.
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So, which brand is the best? I have fillet tape and haven't attempted it yet!!!
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Old 03-03-2010, 10:10
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I use the Specialty Tape as well and found that it needs to cure at least 24hrs for a good bond. You can reposition it when you're lining a clip but don't judge it based on that. The clips that have cured for at least 24hrs are good and nicely bonded. I also line the ribbon and then take the backing off the tape once I'm ready to line the clip. I've got a method now that works for me and I can breeze through clips with ease where as before I hated the hot glue and it took me forever. I actually enjoy lining clips now.
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I use the Specialty Tape as well and found that it needs to cure at least 24hrs for a good bond. You can reposition it when you're lining a clip but don't judge it based on that. The clips that have cured for at least 24hrs are good and nicely bonded. I also line the ribbon and then take the backing off the tape once I'm ready to line the clip. I've got a method now that works for me and I can breeze through clips with ease where as before I hated the hot glue and it took me forever. I actually enjoy lining clips now.

I agree. I noticed that after they sat they were on there good and tight. I also do that method of lining and it is working for me well now. I guess it just took a little practice.
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I have the Specialty tape and I love it. I also place a bit of hot glue on the ends, but that is just my OCD. I really don't think I need to. It seems to hold really well. I had tried using Terrifically Tacky Tape before using the Specialty tape, and I hated it. The tape would stay on the clip, but the ribbon would lift. I have not that problem since using the Specialty tape. I think just about anything can eventually lift, even hot glue, given enough time and use. And heat. I had some clips on display at a show once and the sun was so hot and beating that it started warming the hot glue! I quickly moved that display back under the tent!
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