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hot glue in a dishwasher?? Answered

I am repairing broken locking mechanism in the door of a dishwasher. Of course there will be a bit of force involved when pressing the handle and the dishwasher will heat the water which can melt the glue. What's your opinion? Should i use it??

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hot glue molding?

Is there any suggestions to the best way to mold hot glue like you do with clay and also adding food coloring to make it colorful?

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Breadboards, componenets, and hot glue

Hey all... I i have a breadboard for a small circuit and it has all the regular componenets such as transistors, resistors, diodes, realys, microchips, etc.  I will have the breadboard in a plastic project case and it will be mounted vertically...  I need a way to secure the componens int eh breadboard better so i waas wondering if i can use hot glue...???  I knwo some components such as the microchip is heat sensitive when solidering but i didn't know if hot glue got to hot or if tehre would be other effects to teh circuit in some way...??? Thanks for the help...!!!

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Hot Glue Gun stuck

I Have been using a glue gun for quite some time but nearly 5-6 days ago, while i was on a project , i left it on/forgot to switch it off and went to sleep...........when i checked it in the morning not enugh glue had melted out, that was weird, then when i pressed the triger the glue would come out in cilindrical pattern and is not hot at all..........i even tried to push the glue out of the nozzel but its stuck in it......also the stick is a cheap one(bad quality) the 2 possibilities that r possible are- 1) the glue stick sucks  2) glue gun is busted

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Glueing Rubber

I'm trying to make a long inflatable rubber tube buy cutting a bike inner tube and then resealing the ends. I'm doing a bit of a trial run with all the suitable materials I have knocking about but I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions. I need it so I can inflate the tube with little or no leakage (not to any great pressure) and I would like it to remain at least semi flexible so that means I cant just pack the last 2 inches with hot glue. Any suggestions? I plan to try poly-cement, epoxy, hot glue, super glue and melting the ends together but I'm sure someone has had some experience at this.

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hot glue damaging any part on a disposable camera circuit?

Such as the transistor or other devices it is a small hot glue gun

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hot glue gun to hot air soldering iron ? Answered

Hello everybody, I have a burning question that has been bothering me for quite some time the question is: I have a hot (really hot) glue gun and I was wondering if I could put a copper ect. pipe through the glue stick opening and hook it up to my air compressor in an effort to make a hot air soldering iron is this possible?

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Is it safe (for the fish) to use hot glue to put together glass for an aquarium?

Will it harm them in any way? That's all I really need to know. Thanks!

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how to repair hot glue gun? Answered

..because it doesn't work. the gun is hot but it doesn't squeeze out the glue anymore. the trigger is hard and 3/4 of glue stick is still in the tube.

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battery powered hot glue gun

I wanna pull out the parts of a cheap little hot glue gun and instead of using the wall plug put it on battery power any ideas how to do that? I am a spiderman entertainer i need something, that will shoot something similar to web or glue to look like apiserman. i dont want to swing from walls or anything.

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can I use hot glue as solder? Answered

I would like to be able to solder things together but don't have a solder gun and have no experience in soldering. however, i thought that perhaps i could use the hot glue like solder. is this applicable? 

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I want to bind together two pieces of hard candy

I need to get 2 semi-circle shape hard candy pieces and bind them together. Is a molten sugar glue gun work for this? Is it fairly sage to use? Safe to consume? I need to do this for mass scale... Not at the beginning though....

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How to glue feathers.

  I want to glue feathers to a small curved wooden box in a lifelike manner. (I know wooden boxes aren't usually feathered, but you know what I mean #;¬) The feathers are about 2 inches long and a bit fluffy.  PVA glue has been suggested elsewhere but is it possible to do this in a reasonable amount of time as I can imagine dislodging un-set feathers while adding others.  Another alternative would be is hot / cool melt glue but I can imagine this as being too bulky. Does anyone who has done this have any tips?

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Glueing Plastics Together? Answered

When I say plastics, I mean more specifically, LEGOs. I'm glueing them together because I'm trying to make LEGO headphones, so I would need something permanent. I've heard people using cyanoacrylates and clear plumbing glue (anyone heard of Oatey?) I thought about using hot glue, but I'm not sure if that would give me the bond that I'm looking for. Would Gorilla Glue work too? Or would it be a bit of an overkill? I simply need a glue that will hold the LEGOs through enough wear-and-tear to last, and no discolouring of the pieces. And when I glue, should I glue the sides of the pieces together, or put glue around the dotted studs on the tops of the bricks? Any other glues or advice that you could enlighten me with would be greatly appreciated. :)

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Natural Water Resistant Glue

Hi  I'm looking for a natural, cheap water resistant glue that can be applied to plant matter Ideally soluble in hot water so it can be easily applied but insoluble in cold water. Any ideas?

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Any decent good hot glue guns for beginners?

Hi, I'm looking into getting a hot glue gun, but every one that I see has a number of critical reviews that worry me ;). This is my first time getting a glue gun so I want something that I can control easily. As I couldn't decide which ones were actually good, I thought I would just ask a question here because I'm sure most people over here would have some experience with a glue gun. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance, Cheerio! super_me

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Ashes stuck on my cubic charcoal briquette?

Hi, am making charcoal briquette using 6% starch as binder and 4% clay, I got a good briquette with no crack, and good density. But the problem is, the ashes stuck on my charcoal briquette, and I need to shake it hard to remove ashes, even I reduce clay to 1% and same problem. Anyone can advise me how to solve the ash problem?

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Is there any way to make hot glue more elastic?

I'm planning on casting some objects out of hot glue with a mold, but hot glue is a bit too stiff for the result I want. Is there anything I could mix with the melted hot glue to make it more elastic?

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Is there any type of glue made for styrofoam?

I'm working on a school project where I have to layer pieces of styrofoam but all the glues I have tried (hot glue, spray adhesive glue) have corroded the styrofoam way to much. Is there a special glue that will not eat away at it? Thanks!

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Does anyone know if it is possible to colour hot glue?

I am having difficulty locating hot glue sticks in black/red/blue/purple etc. that I need to assemble 3D paper projects. The ordinary "paper" glues out there take far too long to set up so I really need a quick grab glue that won't show when if it ooozes out from the edges...

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Diy o-ring with glue-gun

For emergencies, but not only: make your own o-ring. use a hot glue gun and some soft glue-stick. look for a round object more or less the size of the o-ring you need. form a steady bead of hot glue around it. wait for it to set. peel it off. if necessary: smoothen down the edges somehow (sanding-paper, file, etc). feedback appreciated. thank you.

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Cactus spine clusters pulled out

Hello. I just bought a Torch Cactus from Lowes today and tried to pull the ugly fake flowers off, but when I pulled the hot glue a whole spine cluster came off of it. I'm just wondering if the cactus will heal from this and how damaging this can be to the cactus overall. Can anyone help me?

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Is it possible to use hot glue as an adhesive for LTD stirling engines? Answered

Is it possible to use hot glue as an adhesive for building low temperatue difference (LTD) stirling engines? I was wondering because I do not want to buy epoxy or other expensive glue. Will I be able to use hot glue, or will the glue melt from the heat of a cup of boiling water? 

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Will hot ethanol eat through flame hardened PVA glue?

I'm still working on this solar thing and it's coming along pretty well, am starting in on the final piecing of things together. One old problem that has resurfaced tho is the sealing of the boiler. I was using a metal epoxy similar to Quicksteel, which handled the ethanol ok but is going soft and cracking off, I think due to the regular heating > 80C. So I'm once again looking around for other options. What I'm trying now is wood glue, which I assume is just PVA, run over a flame so that it becomes hard. It seals the ends of the flattened copper pipe well, and doesn't immediately fail on contact with ethanol. Is it likely to hold up, do you think? I'm kind of assuming it won't, but it'd be great if it did. cheers Daniel.

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Is it okay to use a hot glue gun to keep a braided cable in place?

Is it okay to use a hot glue gun to keep a braided cable in place? If not what is a safe way to keep it attached? 

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foot pedal controlled glue gun?

I would like to have a glue gun mounted on a stand and controlled with a foot pedal so both hands are free. Any ideas on how to do this?

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What glue should I use?

If I want to glue plastic to metal how would I do this? I tried hot glue and it comes right off the metal. I would want a tight seal.

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Best adhesive to attach used wine corks to wood and/or plastic? Answered

I'm making a door mat of old natural corks, so the adhesive needs to be heat resistant and waterproof.  The corks will be spaced, to allow dirt & water to pass through; so, the adhesive should be strong enough to withstand the daily treading, without the benefit of the support of other corks packed closely together. My first thought was to hot glue, but that has no flexibility and the corks would probably pop loose very quickly. I've seen wine cork instructables using wood glue, Gorilla (R) glue and rubber cement. I haven't worked with the first two.  Any experience with these materials? Your input is appreciated; thanks, Community!

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What glue can I use to stick silicone to plastic? Answered

Plastic is easy, lots of stuff sticks to plastic, but the only thing that seems to stick to silicone is more silicone. Hot glue, super glue, Elmer's glue, Gorilla glue, and liquid steel epoxy all fail. Any suggestions? Maybe something marine related? (Background: I used some left over silicone molding compound to make a comfy handle, but it doesn't want to stay on.)

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using wire glue to connect wire to batteries ? instead of battery holder...

Using wire glue seems a bit amateurish, but i have tried soldering to batteries and it does not seem to be the best way to go. also that can damage the batteries i have a few projects right now, such as an fm transmitter powered by 2 coin cells and there is no room for a battery holder... (pcb i made needs to be super tiny) so wire glue? glue the 2 coin cells together, then 2 wires, and seal the whole thing in hot glue and/or duct tape... also need this to work for AA and AAA cells for future projects...

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can I glue nylon sheets instead of sewing?

I want to make a tarp but don't want to stitch the waterproof (pu coated) nylon. Has anyone tried glue or welding with a hot domestic iron?

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What's the best way to attach nails to each other? Answered

I have a bunch of cut masonry nails and I would like to make a mask out of them. Here's the catch: The design I have in mind requires that they're only attached in the head area (Ex. VVVVV), because I need there to be gaps in between the nails; this also requires that I don't just glue them onto a regular plastic mask. I have some ideas about using hot glue, JB Weld, and solder/welding, but I any advice from people that have any experience in the matter would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Does hot glue work to enforce/protect my soldering joints/points? Answered

I made a custom drone and I want to protect the soldering joints on the power distribution board.  And it still needs to work after hotglue-ing all of it haha.

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Trying to seal a system containing ethanol.

I'm putting the pipe system together for my solar thing, which needs to contain hot ethanol, not under significant pressure. What kind of sealant / adhesive can I use that won't dissolve in the ethanol? I'm gluing together mostly plastics like PVC, but also steel and aluminium.

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how do i put 2 gloves together and make the seal between the two wateright? Answered

I know this is a strange question but i am working on a project and i need to fill a glove with mineral oil and then put another glove inside of that glove so the oil surrounds the hand. the problem i am having with this is the seal i am trying to make it with hot glue by putting the 2 gloves around a cup then putting a ring of hot glue around the inner glove then folding down the lower glove. my first attempt failed and my second has multiple holes that are hard to patch. any ideas on how to do this easily? i only have four gloves 2 for practice and 2 for the prototype which will enter a competition on the 26th. PS: i am kinda in a hurry i have until the 23rd to get this project done.

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how do i make a back lid screen?

Hi there, The idea: I am building a kind of monopoly where the streets are back lid with led's and the houses will be custom 3D printed so that the houses light up from the inside. I will call it LEDopoly. It gives a nice feature to the game. but i'm not that far yet. Where i currently am is kind of a problem. The idea in my head was when i install some led's and cover the street with hot glue it will look pretty good. The only problem is that the hot glue is both dimming the light and is not giving me the result i was hoping for. In the picture it is not really clear to see, but you can clearly see that there is a light emitting from the side. My idea was more that the streets would light up perfectly like a back light panel. The start, jail, Chance and Community Chest places etc. need some kind of back light too. The question: Is there a way to build some kind of back light / edge lid acrylic panel? Greetings Ingmar from the Netherlands Note: This project is still in alpha. The cover is just some ugly papers held together with tape to give an impression. The final version will have either a custom fabric top or a custom paper top but in one piece. Maybe you have some idea's? :)

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could someone make an adaptor for my hot glue gun to melt zipstrips

I want to make an adapter for my hot glue gun to melt zip-ties that way i can turn them into filament for my 3d printer. just saying... If it could melt zip-ties and make filament why not use it to melt pop bottles? I could cut the top and bottom off a pop bottle and slice the sides up in a paper shredder then take the shreds and put them in  a hot glue gun to make the pop bottle into filament for my 3d printer. a little help please ? / what would I need to do to make this? I have the ability to print anything if someone could help design it. I wll share it with EVERYONE !

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is there any way to glue laminated paper to itself?

I have some paper pieces that I laminated with a laminating machine - so it has that smooth tough glossy plastic shielding all around it.  I want to glue the laminated paper together and nothing seems to hold so far.   I have tried roughening up the parts to be glued with a file and super glue - no good.  I've tried "Tacky Glue" - nothing.    I also tried heating up the surfaces to be glued with a hot knife in an attempt to roughen it up and then glue it - not working. I thought heat might work, but I don't have a way to administer the heat to the areas without causing damage Staples work, but they mar the aesthetics - and in some places I don't have a long enough stapler to reach where I need the connection. Thanks for any info -foo

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A good glue to stick aluminized Mylar to PET

We are making a parabolic solar hot water heater and have been working on it for several years now.  We have been searching for a better glue to stick the 8' x 4' sheet of aluminized Mylar to the PET backing.  We have tried everything from axel grease to double-sided tape but really need something that we can roll on with a paint roller, that won't eat the Mylar (which is basically plastic) and which will allow us at least 5 minutes to place the Mylar and to move it around a little until it is in position - and then harden. The most recent type of glue we were looking at was something like the glue that comes in a small stick that kids use for making things with paper - a glue stick i think it's called.  However this is not liquid enough to be able to be applied with a roller (i suspect we need a roller in order to get it on fast before it sets). Anyway, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!  Have a super morning!  :)

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Which Glue/Adhesive Should I Use With EL Wire? Answered

Which Glue Should I Use With EL Wire? I want to glue some EL wire to glass, Which adhesive should I use? Which ones can you recommend? It would also be the best to use a clear adhesive My preferred ones are: Super Glue (cyanoacrylate) Hot Glue Clear Silicone

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Hot-topic style hair clips... How, where, etc?

Ok, I'm the first to admit that I have a very off-beat style. I do find myself drawn to Hot Topic (and places like it) for their creative hair accessories. I'm just curious where they get all the neat little .. *things* for lack of better word, that they glue to the clips? They're usually little plastic.. well, again, things. I've seen grenades, broken hearts, razor blades, and so on. Where does one find these little objects? And what are they called, anyway, or do they even have a name? I've only had minor luck finding anything like it in craft stores, and they're mostly meant to be used as a button or a bead. Where does one find just small little plastic *things* to glue to a hair clip? Or anything else, for that matter.Thanks oodles. Yes, I just said oodles. ;]-LL

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killerk says my bullet of the bsr can't reach 350 feet. well, say hello to my little friend rocket fuel!

1000 ft. more than 2 times the range of the bsr. the secret? rocket fuel. no 1000 feet was not a typo. and yes my house rocks

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Help! Simple but difficult way to semi stick reflective mylar to sheet metal

Wow, the whole question fit in the Topic line!  Amazing! Well, anyway, we're in the process of finalizing a design for a solar hot water heater and are still trying to figure out a good/better way to stick our mylar to our sheet metal.  The sheet is about 10 ft. (sorry about that old fashioned non-metic system usage, but we're on the U.S.-Mexican border and most of the things here in Mexico are still measured in the old system - sigh) by about 4 ft. We have used axle grease - it's o.k. but hard to spread and to make into a VERY thin film.  If the film is not thin bulges appear in the mylar since itself is only about 2 mil thick.  It was good, on the other hand, because it allowed us to position the film correctly on the metal sheet... So, this time we tried silicone - out of a spray can.  It also seems to be good, perhaps a little better since we can spread it with a small paint roller but after several days it's not holding the mylar down well enought (which is probably to be expected since we're using silicone and it's not really sticky). So, we need something which will allow us to position the film (slippery) while being a very, tiny, wee, itsy bitsy sticky in the long run.  It cannot of course be anything biodegradable - like honey - yuck - for obvious reasons (it's going to be in the sun and eventually it will, biodegrade, into who knows what). Maybe silicone and ... Elmer's glue???  We're stuck.  And, after googleing till our eyes have dropped out, we can't find any reflective mylar with a sticky backing.  What the heck do they stick on those window tinting sheets??? Anyway, any help would be greatly appreciated and of course, Have a wonderful afternoon!  :)

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Problem removing a glued on bearing from glass

I am a bit stuck and usually this does not happen too often :(Got a lazy Susan with two glass plates and the bearing sitting in two aluminium disks.The thing still works fine but the plates were never really centered properly.Starts to drive me nuts that it is always "wobbling"...My first attempt was to figure out if the glue might just be hot glue, so I gently heated it all up.Was a not go but didn't expect it to be that simple.Next try was to use some clay around the aluminum disk and then fill the dam with acetone to dissolve the glue.It did not even soften it a bit :(To make it complete I also tried it with Methye Ethyl Ketone as it never failed me but it seems the glue used is chemical resistant.In terms of echanic tried with a thin bladed tool but can't get it into the non existing gap between glass and aluminium.And even braided fishing line seems to fail as after about 20 minutes of trying to get in the glue I got nowhere.My last resort would now be to put it in the oven and slowly heat it up until the glue fails.Problem is that I highly doubt the Lazy Susan is meant to tolerate this and that it will crack.There is also the bearing and possible grease to consider as I have no clue yet whether or not I can take the disks apart to get to the bearing.Is there any good idea or tip that I missed that I can try before risking to heat it up?In case you wonder: The disk is about 5mm out of center...

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Why can't we make a soldering iron that works like a hot-glue gun?

I don't see why this whole process of soldering can't be simpified by using a hot-glue gun-style iron. It seems a simple matter: squeeze a small amount solder through a hollow, heated tip.This has to have been tried before, so I'm expecting someone knows why we can't have one-handed soldering.

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How To Repair A Car Radiator Leak In The Plastic Area? ? ? ? ?

I have a radiator leak that I want to repair instead of replacing the whole radiator. I tried a couple of 2 parts epoxy glues and it won't hold for long. I think the heat just makes it weak. They are small leaks(2) on top of the plastic area. I was thinking maybe trying some fiberglass resin and cloth since I have some leftover from my fibeglass speaker box I've done a while back but not sure if I should go that way. Anyone knows of another way? Anyone had this problem and got a fix? or if there's a website where I can get the top piece to replace it myself please post a link. It's a 2000 dodge neon. Thanks.

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Instructable Not Entering Contest? Why?

I posted my "The Exploding Box" Entry about 30 minutes ago and entered it into the hot glue contest. Every time I reload entry page it still hasn't been posted. The contest ends tomorrow and I am not sure if it will be posted in time. Is there anyway this can be posted in the hot glue contest sooner?

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