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  • Glue guns - Hot or cold melt?

    Hello,

    Thia may seem a daft question to most people, but what is the difference (if any) between hot and colt melt glue guns?

    I have a Bostik glue gun (bought years ago) I don't know what type it is. When I bought new glue sticks for it they only had cold melt ones and I wondered if I was buying the right thing.

    I've put them in my glue gun and it works, but I just wondered what the difference was. Are the guns different or just the sticks?

    Cheers
    Pink Giraffe
    www.pinkgiraffe.co.uk
    email me here

  • #2
    Just my 10 cents

    Hi

    This is just my 10 cents.

    In our workshop we used a hot melt glue stick that had a long open time, we used other glue sticks for different purposes.

    What I am getting around to is this. I have never heard of a cold melt glue stick, unless what is meant by that is a glue stick that has a low melting point.

    Richard
    For DIY gilding and antique finishes to gold leaf.
    For the esoteric & unusual in bookbinding

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    • #3
      That's exactly what it is - we use them at school.
      Julia

      http://www1.freewebs.com/jaydee67/index.htm

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      • #4
        There you go.

        There you go!

        Richard
        For DIY gilding and antique finishes to gold leaf.
        For the esoteric & unusual in bookbinding

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        • #5
          Brilliant - thank you.

          The more I use them the more I am noticing the difference. I think I will need to buy hot melt sticks next time.

          Cheers
          Pink Giraffe
          www.pinkgiraffe.co.uk
          email me here

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          • #6
            A hot glue gun as it's name suggests heats up sticks of glue and passes the molten glue through a nozzle.
            A cold glue gun is a triger operated gun to squeeze either a 2 part formula glue through a mixer nozzle or just a glue pack through a nozzle depending on which system you have
            I'm not the best person to try to describe something so hope that is clear enough

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