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Old 02-03-2016, 08:36 PM   #1
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Default Is hot glue strong enough ?

Have any of you hot glue users had a problem with it going soft and separating during hot weather ? I'm using the sticks from Harbor Freight, and it seems pretty strong. Yes, I know that there are better glues to use, such as clear Gorilla, but I still enjoy the conveyance of using the ole glue gun.



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Eddy,

It typically gets 120+ in my garage in the summertime, and I've never once had an issue with it re-melting or getting soft.

I use hot glue for things like motor mounts, control horns, and securing servos. Never had an issue.

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In the summer it gets over 100F...never had an issue...

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Good answers guys.

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No worries Eddy. I'd be more concerned about when it gets real cold. Tends to get brittle.

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My garage has been in the low 30's in the winter. Still no issues.

I use only "high temp" hot glue, and a quality hot glue gun that properly heats the high temp glue.

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My garage has been in the low 30's in the winter. Still no issues.

I use only "high temp" hot glue, and a quality hot glue gun that properly heats the high temp glue.
The sticks that I buy from Harbor Freight are called Multi-Temp. I probably should invest in a better quality glue gun that will accept the longer glue sticks. Does Ace hardware or Lowes carry them ?




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Ace, Lowe's, Home Depot, Hobby Lobby....

and even sometimes in the grocery store tools section (though the ones there are usually junk)
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Default Flite Test Hot Glue Tricks

The question is a simple one but the answer is a little more complicated.
There are some bad glues sticks out there and some techniques that can be helpful in this video.

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I am a real Flite Test Geek and Josh and Peter are extremely knowledgeable. The Ad tech 200 glue gun is the only way to go if you do a lot of building and it will last a lifetime and its well worth the 40 bucks.
They both talk about clear and cloudy glue sticks in the above video and I must say I have never really paid any attention to my glue sticks purchased at Michaels, Jo Ann's or WallMart and never had a problem with any one of them, now maybe I had all clear glue sticks and didn't know it. :o)
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in the car at the field in JULY if you are gabbing with the guys about your next build .If you live in Florida ! :o((
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One area I have stopped using Hot Glue .... hinges.

Its fine in summer but as soon as winter comes along - that Hot Glue no longer flexes to allow hinge to work properly.

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Originally Posted by fdnyjery View Post
I am a real Flite Test Geek and Josh and Peter are extremely knowledgeable. The Ad tech 200 glue gun is the only way to go if you do a lot of building and it will last a lifetime and its well worth the 40 bucks.
They both talk about clear and cloudy glue sticks in the above video and I must say I have never really paid any attention to my glue sticks purchased at Michaels, Jo Ann's or WallMart and never had a problem with any one of them, now maybe I had all clear glue sticks and didn't know it. :o)
One thing I know for Sure is you can't leave your foamies constructed with Hot Glue
in the car at the field in JULY if you are gabbing with the guys about your next build .If you live in Florida ! :o((
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What do they know, they build planes with the DTF and leave the paper on.lol joe
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