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What Glue Gun Should I Use For My Coro Project?
Last Updated: 03/25/2017
For some of our products, they require bonding hot glue and customers have questions about how to be accomplish this. Here are some of our frequently asked questions:

Q: What glue should I use that best ahears to coro?
A: There are actually several factors that affect glue's ability to ahear to coro.
Glue: After testing many different types of glue, we've found this is the best glue for coro work: https://www.holidaycoro.com/product-p/hotglue-24-10in.htm
Heat: Ideally, you want to get the temperature of your glue as hot as possible to get the best adheasion. The problem with more heat in hot glue is that it turns from viscus to more of a fluid state. So you are looking for the hottest temperature you can work with, that still allows the parts to be bonded in a timely fashion.

Q: What glue fun should I use?
A: The best glue gun has several features: A high wattage to melt glue quickly, an adjustable temperature to allow the best temperature for the glue and working time needed and a good handle to ease pushing the glue through the gun. Her are our two recommendations for a budget and high-end glue gun:
High-End: This unit has adjustable temp, a good base so that it doesn't tip over, good handle and a large 220w heater to push through lots of glue quickly
Budget: This unit has a good handle and a respectable 100w heater


Additional tips on working with coro and hot glue:
  • If building large lengths of coro that are glued together, we recommend putting down a smaller amount of glue at a high temp and after cooling, come back and re-glue along the sides of the coro to strengthen the joint.
  • Keep a little bowl of water close by - this allows you to cool off any hot glue that should get on your skin and it also allows you to wet your finger and then smooth out "warm" hot glue joints.
  • Don't try to push too much glue through a lower temp glue gun. The #1 cause for failure in coro joints with hot glue is insufficient heat and forcing lots of glue through the gun will prevent it from sufficiently heating the glue.
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