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Old 04-15-2011, 01:25
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Default Hot fix help pleeeeeeze...

Just got my Kandi Professional Applicator from the awesome GB.



2mm tip works beautifully. The 4mm tip isn't working at all -- it actually seems too big for 4mm rhinestones, and won't even pick them up. Any advice for the Wanna-Be Blingmaster?
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:30
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Default Re: Hot fix help pleeeeeeze...

i havent gotten mine yet but if it has a 3mm tip would that one work with the 4mm rhinesetones...
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:51
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It is definitely true that the thing works better after a little glue gets on there. It gets kind of goopy with the dried burned on glue and holds the stones till you tap them on the intended surface. After a while it does need to get cleaned off once and a while and I just heat it up and take a corsage pin and just scrape off the excess glue. Remember that you just tap it to the surface and don't hold it down with the candykane. Someone described it to me as "touch it to the garment as if your finger was touching a red hot surface" just about that quickly and it works best. You can move the stone a little bit for a second or two if it isn't exactly where you want it. I love mine and use it all the time to stone dance costumes.
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:51
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...if it has a 3mm tip would that one work with the 4mm rhinesetones...
Thanks so much for the suggestion, but the 3mm tip was too small for 4mm rhinestones. BUT... I tried a fix I saw in a blog for this exact problem:

I picked up a rhinestone upside-down with the wonky applicator tip (glue side up). Used a pin to pull it off, and the 4mm tip now magically works!
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:52
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Thanks, Nancy!
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:27
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i tried to use my new hotfix applicator this evening and it didn't work for me, either. i tried the above tips. i'm sure it's operator error! will keep trying, but if anybody has any additional tips, my ears are open! thanks!

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