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Username Post: A glue as good as Zip Dry.        (Topic#1564947)
Obi
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  • Obi on 09-29-11 07:07 PM

I have looked locally and can't find Zip Dry anywhere.

What glue would you recomend which does the same thing?
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Luvmyfam
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I like Glossy Accents. It's very much like Zip Dry (I have both), but takes longer to dry. Zip Dry comes out of the bottle in a thinner strip.


 
Obi
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  • Obi on 09-29-11 07:23 PM
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Thanks. I will look for it. The LLS's are begining to carry more stock again.

It was pretty bleak for a while there.


 
slyn11
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I like scotch quick dry glue.


 
Obi
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  • Obi on 09-29-11 07:33 PM
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I know where I can buy the scotch glue. And the price is reasonable. Thanks.


 
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I love my glossy accents and my zip dry. I wouldn't say they are the same or replacements for one another. Zip Dry is not dimensional, and it doesn't have a glossy finish.


 
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I tried the Zip dry glue, It was a new bottle and it was thick and didn't work well,,maybe my glue was an old bottle,,I just bought it at HL cause I had seen so many people like to use it and have suggested it as a good quick drying glue but my bottle was a big fail. Maybe I should try and return it.


 
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You can thin your Zip Dry with a bit of acetone. I do this all the time when mine gets too thick. Same goes for FabriTac!


 
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great idea Amy! I have a few bottles that are pretty thick but I didn't toss them because I *knew* there was a fix! Off to find some acetone, I'm sure there's some here somewhere!


 
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  • IzzyB on 09-30-11 06:04 AM
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I love the Multi Medium Matte. It isn't glossy like Glossy Accents. It dries clear with a matte finish. Whenever I need a liquid glue, I use this.
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I'm a fan of glossy accents as well.


 
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I am a big fan of the Best Glue EVER. I love that stuff. I hated Zip glue. Mine was so thick I trashed it.


 
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  • Obi Said:
I have looked locally and can't find Zip Dry anywhere.

What glue would you recomend which does the same thing?



Jude also try looking for Zip glue in other departments and other types of stores. Sometimes it is with the fabric glues. And I have seen it at hardware stores.


 
andrea m
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Beacons 3 in 1 glue works the same as zip dry.


 
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  • Rae_M on 09-30-11 09:40 AM
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I haven't used it yet, but Fabritac seems to be the new "in" glue. It's in the sewing section at Michaels.:)


 
Obi
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  • Obi on 09-30-11 07:38 PM
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I have a fabric tac glue it's excent but I think the brand I bought is not acid free.

I will check out hardware stores for zip dry.

I bought the Scoth glue for now. It has good reviews was easy to find and was reasonable.

Thanks for all your help.

I even googled a LSS and went there only to find a note of the door saying they moved out on the 24th. They didn't put that on thier web site. grrr.

And people wonder why LSS's struggle.


 
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another vote for fabritac ... I use it for ribbon and for making minis


 
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I use Fabri-Tac for almost everything -- even gluing down photos. It is a really strong glue and won't wrinkle your paper. Also, you have a few seconds to move things around before it sets. One issue I've found is that it does get stringy some (sort of like a glue gun does). I just read somewhere (maybe on Beacon's website) that if you put petroleum jelly on the top of the bottle, that won't happen. I can't wait to try this!


 
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  • NCScrapAddict Said:
I use Fabri-Tac for almost everything -- even gluing down photos. It is a really strong glue and won't wrinkle your paper. Also, you have a few seconds to move things around before it sets. One issue I've found is that it does get stringy some (sort of like a glue gun does). I just read somewhere (maybe on Beacon's website) that if you put petroleum jelly on the top of the bottle, that won't happen. I can't wait to try this!



Great tip! I hate the strings that form when using Fabritac!


 
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Do you have a hobby lobby they always have zip dry. I also love glossy accents but it's more of a dimensional glue. BTW, About the only thing that will keep emblelies on canvas is zip dry.


 
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