Posted 09 November 2009 - 11:42 PM
My question is this: how do I prevent the foam of my new darts from melting on account of the hot glue?
And before you yell at me to do a search, know that I tried multiple times to find a topic/post about this issue (keywords "stefan melt" minus quotes), and to no avail.
Posted 09 November 2009 - 11:54 PM
Posted 09 November 2009 - 11:57 PM
Posted 10 November 2009 - 12:36 AM
That...does seem like a good idea. Only problem is that the glue gun I got doesn't have high and low settings (then again, it was only $3, so I can't complain). Should I invest in a new, better gun, or is there another workaround?
The low temps are also around $3. I got mine at Joanne's or Michaels, a couple of craft stores in the area. Every week they have a 40% off one item coupon, so you can score some pretty cheap glue guns. I'd get two, one for you and your friend.
You want to look for as low as a wattage as possible. Usually 5W or 10W. And get low temp glue, of course.
Posted 10 November 2009 - 01:29 AM
And when she looks stunned show her a picture of the blaster.
But if she gets excited. You're in.
Time is the one thing you can never escape.-Father Time
Posted 10 November 2009 - 02:01 AM
Posted 10 November 2009 - 03:33 PM
I always ALWAYS use high-temp glue guns to make stefans and only 1 out of about 150 melt beyond the edge.
Slow down on the trigger of the glue gun. Pull it only about half way and it shouldn't melt your foam a lot, a little bit of melting is tolerable and is a natural occurence (I assume you are using hardware store foam).
Posted 10 November 2009 - 05:49 PM
(I assume you are using hardware store foam.
Yes. I was unaware there were different grades of foam available for purchase. If I may ask, what's the best place to get denser dart foam? We got ours from Lowe's (none at the Ace Hardware in San Dimas)--and it is rather flimsy and doesn't want to stay straight (even after trying a few of the methods listed in the sticky thread).
Posted 10 November 2009 - 06:05 PM
I'd reccomend ordering foam from SwiftNerf. I have a few darts made with his foam and it is extremely dense. It fits OMC's Thick wall PETG rather nicely (Semi-tight)
Posted 10 November 2009 - 07:15 PM
Edited by AquaPsudo, 10 November 2009 - 07:17 PM.
Posted 10 November 2009 - 11:53 PM
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