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How To Make Glitter Winter Pine Cones

How To Make Glitter Winter Pine Cones

Pine cones are a common items to have as home decor during the holidays and even a common item to find in your front yard. Whether you re-purpose your holiday decor or pick up a few off your porch you can create a beautiful winter pine cones that will decorate your home all winter long. Things you need: Pine cones (5) White acrylic paint Light Duty Detailer Mini Glue Gun Glitter Stix (we use silver) Paint brush Wax paper The first step is to paint your pine cones white. Now when you paint them white, do not paint the entire cones...

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Choosing The Right Hot Melt Glue Gun

Choosing The Right Hot Melt Glue Gun

  As the pioneers of hot melt, here are some features to help you determine which glue gun is the best for your application. Auto Shut-Off Technology We know how busy everyone can be and the art of multitasking has now become more common. When you are in the middle of a project and get pulled away, it’s easy to forget that your glue gun is on. We came up with a solution for these situations so you never have to worry. The Auto Shut-Off glue guns will automatically shut off after 30 minutes of non-use. To turn the glue gun on...

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Hot Melt Glue Halloween Masks

Hot Melt Glue Halloween Masks

  Mardi Gras Masks Kathy Cano-Murrllo at the Arizona Republic wrote this great article for us about making Halloween and Mardi Gras masks.  Kathy is also known as the CraftyChica at CraftyChica.com.   Hot glue art is one of those things that make you go, "Hmm, how in the world do they do that?" - and the answer is easier than you think. It all comes down to a non-stick hot glue pad. The primary purpose of the pad is to serve as a tidy place to rest your glue gun during crafting sessions. When it's time to clean up, you simply...

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Polyamide Hot Melt Glue Information Sheet

Polyamide Hot Melt Glue Information Sheet

Polyamide hot melt adhesives such as Ultra-Tac are used in a variety of critical applications. Most polyamide glues possess a broad range of adhesive properties, exhibit excellent adhesion to a wide variety of materials, and bond well to porous substrates. They also demonstrate good chemical and oil resistance, and show good adhesion over a wide range of service temperatures. Most polyamides, particularly the dimer acid polyamides, are prone to oxidation and must be stabilized by antioxidants. Although the stabilizers will vary with the polyamide, the most common antioxidants that are used are hindered phenols, phosphites, phosphates, and hindered aromatic amines. Even with...

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How Do I Get Rid Of Hot Melt Glue Strings or Tails ?

How Do I Get Rid Of Hot Melt Glue Strings or Tails ?

Here are eight ways to keep glue strings to a minimum: 1. Be sure that your hot glue gun is completely heated before pulling the trigger. 2. Use high temperature glue sticks in a high temperature glue gun.  Use low temperature glue sticks in a low temperature glue gun.  If your glue gun and glue sticks are mismatched, there may be strings. 3. Most low temperature glues will string to some extent, unless the glue formula states that it is a low stringing or non stringing glue.  The Low Stringing General Purpose Hot Melt Glue Sticks are designed for low, high, and dual temperature...

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