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Posted 1/13/2013 by Renaeb77 in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 1/13/2013 1:15:16 PM
I've heard a lot about zip dry adhesive. How easy is it to use? I now use mono multi glue for more intricate die cuts but it seems no matter how thin the line of glue it always squeezes around the edges and shows through.

I heard zip dry doesn't leave marks around the paper. Just thought I'd get advice from the peas!

Thanks!


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Posted: 1/13/2013 1:26:12 PM
I purchased two bottles of Zip Dry a month or so ago. I gave both bottles away before I opened the packages. (I had to order them online.) I've also heard that it is really good. However, on the package it has that it is flammable and the vapors are harmful.

http://excaliburproducts.com/product305.html
You can see the package and the warning at the bottom of the package.

Anyway, I know a lot of people use it and it is considered really good, but I didn't think it was for me.

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Posted: 1/13/2013 1:27:06 PM
I use it, and I love it for my wet adhesive.
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Posted: 1/13/2013 1:43:24 PM
I like using it but I agree the fumes are nasty.



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Posted: 1/13/2013 1:45:02 PM
I used it for a short time but I got massive headaches so I had to stop. But as an adhesive it worked great.

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Posted: 1/13/2013 2:02:49 PM
I use it and love it. What I like is about it is that it holds and it doesn't warp the paper like other liquid glues. When I make mini ablums, I use scor tape on the edges and zip dry to fill in the rest. Nothing falls apart with that combination.

The fumes don't bother me and I hardly notice the smell my boyfriend however, always complains when I use it if I don't shut the door to my craft room.

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Posted: 1/13/2013 2:43:00 PM
I bought it once because I heard so many great things about it. I personally cannot stand it after trying it. I threw the bottle out. The fumes are awful, the strings are annoying, and it's just a messy, icky adhesive IMO. I LOVE, LOVE Glossy Accents for everything. It holds metal, chipboard, flowers, ribbon, you name it! I have been through probably 4 bottles of the stuff. I even use it for household stuff. Glossy Accents is really an all around GREAT adhesive.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 3:47:05 PM
I like it for gluing anything other than paper to paper. For example, I made a banner and used glittery pipe cleaners around the edges. The Zip Dry glue held them fast, almost like using a hot glue gun. It is a bit stinky but my biggest gripe about it is that the bottles seem to dry up very quickly. I even kept the original lid on it and only attached the pointy lid when I used it to see if that would make a difference but it still got dried up a lot faster than I think it should have. But still, as an adhesive for 3-D type stuff I think it's great.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 3:58:49 PM
I'm glad I asked. I didn't know it was so smelly. Thanks everyone.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 4:02:46 PM
YES and I LOVE it! It is VERY easy to use and rubs off of the places you don't want it, wet or dry. It's perfect for chipboard and wood type things (That's all I used it on.) It dries clear and does not leave a clear ring around the edges.

I've never been bothered by the smell.




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Posted: 1/13/2013 5:51:08 PM
I have used it for mini albums mostly. Works great for adhering paper to chipboard and adhering embellishments. I have never noticed the smell I usually buy it at J's with a coupon.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 5:59:53 PM
I LOVE it.
That said I know Cheryl Mezzetti won't use it because of her history with cancer and the fumes.
It is a great product but important to know what's in it for an informed decision.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 7:43:50 PM
Yes, I use it and love it. I love that you can just rub off any excess that leaks out from your project.



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Posted: 1/13/2013 9:34:24 PM
Yes I love it on acrylic and other non-paper stuff. I haven't noticed the fumes but I hate that it clogs so easily.

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Posted: 1/13/2013 9:46:39 PM
I recently started using Zip Dry & LOVE it... I only wish I had known about it sooner.


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Posted: 1/19/2013 7:53:26 PM
I love it! I use it on my minis and altered projects, especially banners if I am adding non-paper items to them. I usually save several lid caps as I find they clog easily. Then, I can quickly change the cap out if needed.


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Posted: 1/19/2013 8:33:41 PM
The smell doesn't bother me at all. The thing I don't like about it is how quickly it dries, e.g. before you can get any onto a tiny rhinestone, it has dried. Likewise after the bottle is a year or two old, it hardly even pours out. (Kept with the cap on properly the entire time.)



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Posted: 1/19/2013 10:34:02 PM
I tried it for a while having also heard great things about it. Didn't notice a smell, but eventually threw it out as the nozzle kept getting blocked up.

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Posted: 1/19/2013 11:40:20 PM
When using Zip Dry, do you have any wiggle room, ie...adhering paper to chipboard, I usually don't get things on real straight to begin with..and have to move it around a bit...do you have this capability with this glue?

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Posted: 1/20/2013 12:12:23 AM
@Misfit When they say zip dry, they mean it. No wiggle room. It's set where it lands. That is one of the reasons I don't use it. I often need to do a little wiggling to get something in place.

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Posted: 1/20/2013 1:34:21 AM
Thank you scrappin bunny...that's what I was afraid of. My bottle of Zip Dry may never get opened! Perhaps I could use it to attach flowers.

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Posted: 1/20/2013 1:42:35 AM
I use zip dry on occasion. I haven't noticed the aroma, but I usually scrap in a well ventilated room.

What I really like about it, is that when I want to add small embellishments, I can dot the page with the glue and then mash the small thing into the glue and it sticks right away.

I use it with those great little veneer stars that Studio Calico made, and also with little bits of sequins and such. Usually with other glues the sequin sticks to me more than the page. Zip dry is wonderful for that.




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Posted: 1/20/2013 5:09:51 AM

@Misfit When they say zip dry, they mean it. No wiggle room. It's set where it lands.


Not true. You probably have about 5 seconds to straighten it before it is stuck for good. I have moved plenty of papers around before it was permanent.




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Posted: 1/20/2013 7:32:37 AM
I agree with Kiki. I specifically started using Zip Dry because you do ave time to lay your paper down and move it around to line it up or center it. The smell does not bother me any more than ny other liquid adhesive. I am almost at the point where I am using it instead of Tombow.


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Posted: 1/20/2013 8:41:26 AM
I bought it at an Expo a couple of years ago and it was expensive, of I saw it in the big box stores later and could have used a coupon on it. Ugh! But when I finally got around to opening it I thought is was very messy and gooey. It was hard to get off my hands too. Then a bout two months later I reached for it and it was dry solid in my bottle and the top was tightly on. The bottle wasn't even half gone! I'll never buy it again. I've tried mono glue too and it was okay, but I really like Ivy Scraps permanent glue it's a book binding glue and it does not warp, but it works great with paper products. I also use "The Best Glue Ever" another wonderful glue, which I got from custom crops. I do not believe either of these glues are sold here. But, I wish they were. Good Luck.

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Posted: 1/20/2013 8:41:28 AM
I bought it at an Expo a couple of years ago and it was expensive, of I saw it in the big box stores later and could have used a coupon on it. Ugh! But when I finally got around to opening it I thought is was very messy and gooey. It was hard to get off my hands too. Then a bout two months later I reached for it and it was dry solid in my bottle and the top was tightly on. The bottle wasn't even half gone! I'll never buy it again. I've tried mono glue too and it was okay, but I really like Ivy Scraps permanent glue it's a book binding glue and it does not warp, but it works great with paper products. I also use "The Best Glue Ever" another wonderful glue, which I got from custom crops. I do not believe either of these glues are sold here. But, I wish they were. Good Luck.

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Posted: 1/20/2013 10:28:25 AM
This is my favorite glue for adhering paper to chipboard and small intricate pieces. I use it all the time! The stuff that may squish out is easily removed. I've never noticed a smell, but now I'll pay more attention ! Also, if you let it dry a bit before adhering then it's more of a removable type adhesive, but will be permanent with time. (make sense?)


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