Hot Glue Molding

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About: i like to build things out of junk and i want to be an inventer as a profession

in this instructables i will tell you how to how to make parts or filling in spaces using hot glue and molds.


I will add pictures soon

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Step 1: Get Your Materials

all you will need is
your mold
cooking oil/vaselene is prefered
hot glue gun
hot glue

Step 2: Lube

first thing is you need to lube the mold with the vaselene.

the vaselene will keep the hot glue flom sticking to the mold and make it easy to remove.

Step 3: HHHHHHHOT GLUE

The next step is to add the hot glue at a consistant pase

MAKE SURE NOT TO LET THE GLUE DRY IN LAYERS!!!!

Step 4: Let Set

now you need to let it set

you need to set it on a level surface or the hot glue will run to one side.

how long it needs to set depends on the size of your mold.


Step 5: Remove

after dry remove the part and now you have a hot glue molded part

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    11 Discussions

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    Aeshir

    2 years ago

    VASELINE.

    OF COURSE!

    i just tried like five different methods. why didn't i try this, guhhhhh

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    boyrock375Aeshir

    Reply 2 years ago

    im surprised this instructable still gets any views lol glad it helped

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    squirrelMLM

    10 years ago on Introduction

    awesome ive always wanted to make seethru stuff but never found the melted plastic or whatever. This Is PERFECT thank you

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    CybergothiChe

    10 years ago on Introduction

    This is cool, I would have never thought of moulding things with hot glue. but, is this a cover for the battery case or something?

    4 replies

    ahhh...I see. I did not see that it was a 4 port USB hub, but, I reword my question. What function does the hot glue moulded portion of device have, or is the whole 4 port USB hub just sort of filled with hot glue? :)

    it is a space filler cause the lid closed by there was a big area of empty space so it filled in the space and holds the lid snug

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    boyrock375

    10 years ago

    i add the pictures i could and its ready. and by the way how do you start a brand new instructable cause i did this one from an old instructable that was not publish worthy and here something for your help a couple pics of my shifting camera i ll send a video soon to

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