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How do I remove adhesive spray from my self healing cutting mat?

I have tried nail varnish remover and don't know what else to try. Any suggestions will be gratefully received.
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What glue should I use with acrylic and transparencies?

I have a set of laser-cut clear acrylic pieces and matching transparencies (with designs printed on them). I want to glue the transparencies atop the acrylic pieces, but I have am unsure which glue is ...
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Gluing fabric or ribbon to walnut shells

I've made a series of small crafts in walnut shells and want to turn them into lockets of a sort by gluing a ribbon (or thin strip of cotton fabric) to the outside so I can tie them shut. I'm having ...
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Methyl cellulose paste mixing mix-up

I’m making MC (Methyl Cellulose) paste for origami, and it’s not mixing. When I stop stirring, all the MC just sinks. What am I doing wrong? (If you need more info please comment, I’ve looked all over ...
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Securing seashell to an open painted wall [duplicate]

I would like to place a variety of different shaped seashell on a wall space in my bathroom. Is gluing them to the wall the best option? If so, what type of glue. Keeping in mind this is a wall in my ...
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Do high-temp vacuum-sealed reusable bags exist?

I need to vacuum seal and compress two things together and then bake them at 300-deg F so they will bond. Do high-temp vacuum bags exist? (silicone, etc) I'm looking for something like these vacuum ...
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Is there a way to bond silicone to nylon?

I want to make a face out of silicone and bond fishing line to particular parts of the face so that I can use the fishing line like a muscle but I can’t find a glue that would work on silicone. Is ...
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Glue Snail Shells to a wall [duplicate]

Any recommendations on what type of glue I should use to glue snail shells vertically on a wall? Thanks in advance
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How do I attach crystals to a shaman stick without using adhesive?

I'm making a shaman stick and I want to attach crystals to it but as it will be used in rituals, I don't want to use anything man-made like adhesive. Is there a way to attach them using something ...
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Adhesive for very old newspaper

I have just found a moon map published in the UK newspaper The Daily Mail from 1969, which I saved because of the first moon landing and an abiding interest in astronomy. However, it's been folded up ...
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Glue for printed vinyl banner

Hey guys I purchased a large printed vinyl banner (3050mm x 766mm). Due to cost reasons, I want to glue this banner to an aluminum sign and it looks like it is coated, maybe plastic or laminate. I’m ...
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Drying properties of corn starch paste

In bookbinding different glues are used and the choice depends on their drying properties. From what I have read wheat starch paste is the traditional way to go. I want to produce my own paste and ...
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Removing tape adhesive residue from vinyl decals?

I have some custom vinyl decals (Oracal 651) which have already been applied. The decals don't have any printing, they are just cutouts forming shapes. During the process of cutting out the decals we ...
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Best glues for attaching images to glass (Image facing the glass), and magnet questions [closed]

and thank you for any input you may be able to provide. I was drawn to this site by the question and answer about beer bottle labels, but that doesn't seem to apply for what I have in mind, and ...
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Fixing double-ball joint on a 6'' scale action figure

I currently have a Figma 6 inch scale figure and unfortunately, I broke off a peg from the double ball shoulder joint. The broken peg was stuck in the hole connecting the arm so I used a knife to jam ...
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How to Clean Mod Podge off Plastic Crafts Table

I purchased Modge Podge, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001681Z8Q/ to attach post it notes to muslin cloth. I was working on plastic crafts table. Now Modge Podge is sticking. How to clean it off?
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How can I unseal a bottle of glue that has been sealed shut?

I've found an old bottle of PVA-based glue in one of my cabinets. The glue in the bottle appears to be useful, but I can't use any of it since the bottle seems to be sealed shut with the same glue. ...
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Book binding with hot glue

I watched a couple of videos on YouTube regarding book binding with hot glue: in short, they were presenting that the pages should be put together in a press and then hot glue is applied on the side. ...
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Bind a back with its pages without stains

I started doing some perfect binding tests. I'm using a vinyl glue. Gluing the pages together worked fine so far. I'm having some trouble however in binding the cover with the pages. The binding is ...
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Page repair ideas

As pictured below, what are some ways to repair the damage shown on a book’s page? My thought is to use several matte-finish shipping labels as a medium for fixing the page. Would this approach work? ...
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Can I use wood glue to fixate poster paint?

With my son I made a wooden shield, glued canvas over it and then he painted the canvas with his sigil. We used poster paint (children's paint) because I remembered I could not completely wash it out ...
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Which glue should I use to strongly attach a label to glass? [duplicate]

I am making decorative glass bottles for home use and in that connection I need to attach labels to the glass bottles. The bottles are empty and will not come in contact with liquids at any point. ...
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Glue river rock to canvas

Looking for the best glue to use for placing river rocks on painted stretched canvas? Since the rocks have a little weight, I want something that can hold them as the finished product will hang on a ...
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DVD/Bluray Plastic Cover

I am trying to recreate the plastic cover which holds the art cover, of a DVD or Bluray case. I have suitable transparent plastic, but don't know how I should join/glue the edges to the case. I have ...
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How do I attach the back of sheets of paper when layflat binding a book?

I want to attempt to bind some booklets myself. An issue is that the paper I will be using (darkroom paper, to be exact), has only one printable side. Therefore, were I to bind the booklets the ...
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Golden glue - DIY Kintsugi?

To repair a ceramic doll and a cup, I would like to apply Kintsugi. "Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with ...
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How can I make molded fake dirt?

I'm planning to sell small pots and as part of my display I'd like to "plant" fake plants in some of them. I'd like it to look as real as possible, so my goal is to have the plant "growing" out of a ...
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Does epoxy's final bond strength depend on its rated cure time?

I've been building a decently strength-sensitive project and received conflicting advice regarding the final bond strength of epoxies. I've heard some say that bond strength has nothing to do with ...
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What's a good non-adhesive plastic sheet to protect soft-back books?

I'd like to use non-adhesive transparent plastic sheet to wrap a soft-back book to protect it for long-term frequent use. I'd like to try the method #3 described in https://www.wikihow.com/Cover-a-...
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Is brush-on Mod Podge the same as the spray can variant?

Is brush-on Mod Podge the same as the sprayable Mod Podge? I’m using it for a doll repaint but the brush might wipe the watercolour pencil away, or smudge it. I was thinking of sponging it on to it.
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Glue for polystyrene

I want to glue together several sheets of polystyrene (just a prototype / research project). I choose extruded polystyrene for its extra strength compared to expanded. However, I am not sure sure ...
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Which glue works for acrylic painted slate and mdf

I have used acrylic paint on broken used roofing slate and have tried to attach mdf cutouts with a hot glue gun and then pva glue but neither adheres. Is there a glue which would stick the slate and ...
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What kind of glue should I use to create a perfect bound paperback?

I'm an amateur typographer. Until now, I've always printed various sizes of prints, flyers, saddle stitch, and so on. I would like to move to small perfect bound paperbacks. However, I don't know ...
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Glue for shoe soles

I'm looking for a very strong glue to stick the sole onto the bottom of a running shoe without destroying anything. I know some strong glues can be quite destructive. The shoes are Salomon SpeedCross ...
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What is the best adhesive for litmus paper in scrapbooking? [closed]

I'm interested in getting litmus background paper for scrap-booking and card making. The litmus paper looks a little like vellum in that it is semi-transparent. This is what it looks like in the ...
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Drafting film glued on plywood

I did an oil painting on drafting film. Now I need to fix it on a board so it will not bend. Can I do it on a plywood and then frame it under glass? Is it safe for the painting? Plywood is not acid ...
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Adhesive suggestions for pebbles and shells on cardboard [duplicate]

I'm looking to suggestions on what glue would be best to stick smooth stones and shells to a reasonably sturdy piece pf cardboard to be put upright in a shadow box/deep frame. Would epoxy be the best ...
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Mug fixing with Araldite

I broke my favourite mug recently and I'm still getting over it. It broke at the side of the mug and a good chunk got broken. I got this from S America and it looks like it's made of clay and then ...
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Layers of liquid with glittered glue and shredded hot glue stick in a test tube

I am trying out the following craft idea, the ingredients and steps are as follows: Ingredients Water (or distilled water) that is dyed using three colors. A Test tube with cork. Hot-glue stick (and ...
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How to remove glitters from glue

One of my kids' friends accidentally knocked down a bottle of liquid glue on a container filled with glitter. So, is it possible to separate the glitter from the glue?
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Can I use a smaller diameter hot glue stick on a bigger diameter hot glue gun?

Suppose there is a hot glue gun that support 12mm hot glue stick. Of course we cannot insert a bigger than 12mm hot glue stick, but can we insert a smaller one, let's say, a 7.5mm hot glue stick into ...
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I need a glue that won't turn opaque or run

I'm trying to glue something to a rock and need a glue that won't turn cloudy over time. I've spoken to several glue manufacturers to no avail. I have also tried about 6 brands so far and none remain ...
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Alternative for wickes PVA glue in america

I was watching a tutorial on youtube for getting a plastic finish with smooth on's 65D plastic and Wickes PVA glue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDwQg6CX25A (5:40 roughly) I can get the smooth on ...
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Which glue should I use for fabric-shaping?

I'm after a glue to stiffen some fabric into a specific shape. I have tried a couple but they do not stiffen the fabric enough as I'm after a fairly solid finish. It needs to be reasonably resistant ...
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Which paint and glue to use for a golden walnut?

My goal is to craft a "golden" walnut by painting two empty shell halves and then glue them together. So, my requirements on the paint are: color will be golden if this matters should not smear off ...
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Options for gluing thick paper to acrylic sheet

I would like to mount a photo to a clear acrylic sheet. The way I am planning to do that is by first gluing the photo to a thick paper sheet, and then gluing the thick paper sheet (e.g. 250 gsm) to ...
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What adhesive should I use for Carbon Fiber and Painted metal?

I have a tripod that has carbon fiber tubes. There is a metal end piece on the center tube that has fallen out. What kind of glue/adhesive should I use to reattach it?
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How to paste tissue paper onto thicker paper?

I have done a print in linocut on a piece of tissue paper. Now I want to paste it on a thicker paper. How I can paste tissue paper with a linocut print onto thicker paper?
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what could be used hanging object such as painting on wall without nails?

Is there any adhesive material through which we can hang painting and photo frames on wall without nails.Such that on removing it not damage the walls?
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I made a facial prosthetic out of air-dry clay, how would I attatch it?

The clay is by Crayola and is somewhat soft(?) when dried, what product would be best to use for attaching it to my face? I do not want it to be ruined as I worked really hard on it and it took me ...