Post-it note type glue?


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ironer

I'm probably asking for the impossible, but uk.d-i-y is the place to
come for that. Does anyone know of a glue with similar properties to
the one used to make Post-it notes?

That is, a glue which, spread on a surface, will form a permanent bond
to the substrate, but the exposed face remains semi-tacky - just like a
Post-it note. I'm seeking a glue which makes a light releasable 'grab'
bond with anything it comes into contact with. A glue which allowed a
multiple no of repeat grabs would be ideal.

Ideally I'm after something that will adhere to leather or perhaps PVC
instead of Post-it note paper, but could possibly adapt things to use a
paper or card base.

TIA
 
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Derek Geldard

I'm probably asking for the impossible, but uk.d-i-y is the place to
come for that. Does anyone know of a glue with similar properties to
the one used to make Post-it notes?

That is, a glue which, spread on a surface, will form a permanent bond
to the substrate, but the exposed face remains semi-tacky - just like a
Post-it note. I'm seeking a glue which makes a light releasable 'grab'
bond with anything it comes into contact with. A glue which allowed a
multiple no of repeat grabs would be ideal.
It's a special glue, applied to the paper in microspheres. Only those
that touch are used up. the rest are good for the next usage.

I think you need to speak to Scotch Tape, who IIAC have the patent.

HTH

DG
 
G

Guy King

The message <1166564710.473103.294910@a3g2000cwd.googlegroups.com>
from "ironer said:
I'm probably asking for the impossible, but uk.d-i-y is the place to
come for that. Does anyone know of a glue with similar properties to
the one used to make Post-it notes?
Only if you can catch enough slugs to boil down for it.

Failing that, your best bet may be Spraymount - stuff for fixing photos
in place. Comes in two flavours - permanent and tacky.
 
O

Owain

ironer said:
I'm probably asking for the impossible, but uk.d-i-y is the place to
come for that. Does anyone know of a glue with similar properties to
the one used to make Post-it notes?
Not quite the same, but there are various low-tack spray adhesives for
various purposes, such as

3M spraymount Repositionable Adhesive - Provides instant hold, allows
for initial repositioning and gives a secure long term bond. Fast,
convenient and reliable. Clear, non staining. Will not brittle with age.
http://www.artdiscount.co.uk/acatalog/3M_SprayMount_400ml_Repositionable_Adhesive.html

Repo Glue Dots are a double-sided, pressure sensitive repositionable
adhesive designed to be easily removed from most surfaces. Specially
formulated for positioning craft work. Faster and easier to use than
liquid adhesives
http://www.artdiscount.co.uk/acatalog/Repo_Glue_Dots.html

Removable Glue dots - S56968 at www.stix2.co.uk/

Owain
 
J

Jason

Derek Geldard said:
It's a special glue, applied to the paper in microspheres. Only those
that touch are used up. the rest are good for the next usage.

I think you need to speak to Scotch Tape, who IIAC have the patent.
Is it not 3M who own both brands?
 
B

Bramble_stick

ironer said:
I'm probably asking for the impossible, but uk.d-i-y is the place to
come for that. Does anyone know of a glue with similar properties to
the one used to make Post-it notes?

That is, a glue which, spread on a surface, will form a permanent bond
to the substrate, but the exposed face remains semi-tacky - just like a
Post-it note. I'm seeking a glue which makes a light releasable 'grab'
bond with anything it comes into contact with. A glue which allowed a
multiple no of repeat grabs would be ideal.

Ideally I'm after something that will adhere to leather or perhaps PVC
instead of Post-it note paper, but could possibly adapt things to use a
paper or card base.

TIA
My experience is a bit counter-intuitive...
Last year I bought a Toshiba TDP-MT200 (svga widescreen) projector, and
unwrapped it on Christmas day for the family delight, and set it all up, &
we watched several films on the white-painted blown-vinyl papered
livingroom wall (2+m diagonal picture). The picture was great, but I was
sure that I could improve it by using a better screen. I've tried a (too
small) proper slide screen on half of the projected area, white paper, and a
matt white painted piece of hardboard, but surprisingly none are really a
noticable improvement over the wallpaper. So, nearly a year on, we are still
wowing to the big theatre on the same old wallpaper.
ymmv
 
T

The Medway Handyman

ironer said:
I'm probably asking for the impossible, but uk.d-i-y is the place to
come for that. Does anyone know of a glue with similar properties to
the one used to make Post-it notes?
3M used to sell Post It Glue Sticks, but I hanen't seen them for a while.
Let me know if you find a supply please.

Pritt also market a glue dispenser thingy, called On & Off.

There is also a product called Odif 404, try a search for suppliers.


--
Dave
The Medway Handyman
www.medwayhandyman.co.uk
01634 717930
07850 597257
 
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Ian White

Owain said:
Not quite the same, but there are various low-tack spray adhesives for
various purposes, such as

3M spraymount Repositionable Adhesive - Provides instant hold, allows
for initial repositioning and gives a secure long term bond. Fast,
convenient and reliable. Clear, non staining. Will not brittle with age.
But will eventually dry out, just like Post-its do. It makes superb
display panels, but they may not be re-usable a year later.

On a similar subject, where can you buy the clear glue that is typically
used to attach CDs and inserts inside magazines? The soft rubbery stuff
that can be rolled/peeled off without tearing the paper.
 
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Andrew Gabriel

On a similar subject, where can you buy the clear glue that is typically
used to attach CDs and inserts inside magazines? The soft rubbery stuff
that can be rolled/peeled off without tearing the paper.
About 10 years ago when I was with a software house,
we looked for this stuff. When we did find it, it was
only available in oil drum size. We experimented with
alternatives like copydex rubber glue, but couldn't find
anything else which worked well enough to use as part of
the product shipped to the customer, so we abandoned the
idea. Velcro pads almost got the thumbs-up though.
 
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Mungo \Two Sheds\ Toadfoot

Bramble_stick said:
My experience is a bit counter-intuitive...
Last year I bought a Toshiba TDP-MT200 (svga widescreen) projector,
and unwrapped it on Christmas day for the family delight, and set it
all up, & we watched several films on the white-painted blown-vinyl
papered livingroom wall (2+m diagonal picture). The picture was
great, but I was sure that I could improve it by using a better
screen. I've tried a (too small) proper slide screen on half of the
projected area, white paper, and a matt white painted piece of
hardboard, but surprisingly none are really a noticable improvement
over the wallpaper. So, nearly a year on, we are still wowing to the
big theatre on the same old wallpaper. ymmv
Potatoes roast better if you boil them really well first, then bash them
around the pan a bit.

Si
 
M

manatbandq

Potatoes roast better if you boil them really well first, then bash them
around the pan a bit.
After boiling the ham, score the fat with a knife, coat it with Mustard
and then sprinkle liberally with brown sugar. Roast in a hot oven for
about 20 mins. You could even put it in with the potatoes. Ymmv
 
M

Mungo \Two Sheds\ Toadfoot

After boiling the ham, score the fat with a knife, coat it with
Mustard and then sprinkle liberally with brown sugar. Roast in a hot
oven for about 20 mins. You could even put it in with the potatoes.
Ymmv
A bit of candle wax on a screw's thread will help it go in easier.
 
D

Dave

Ian said:
But will eventually dry out, just like Post-its do.
I have 3 post-its on a shelf above my monitor. They have been there for
over 5 years. The only problem I have with them, is that the pen ink is
fading faster than the glue that sticks them there :-(
On a similar subject, where can you buy the clear glue that is typically
used to attach CDs and inserts inside magazines? The soft rubbery stuff
that can be rolled/peeled off without tearing the paper.
I have never had any luck getting all of that off the mag. The mag
usually sticks to something that I really do want and rips off the first
page :-(

I suppose that's life though.

Dave
 
B

Bob Eager

A bit of candle wax on a screw's thread will help it go in easier.
Off topic for this thread. That's D-I-Y and therefore far too on-topic
for the group!
 
R

Rumble

ironer said the following on 19/12/2006 21:45:
I'm probably asking for the impossible, but uk.d-i-y is the place to
come for that. Does anyone know of a glue with similar properties to
the one used to make Post-it notes?

That is, a glue which, spread on a surface, will form a permanent bond
to the substrate, but the exposed face remains semi-tacky - just like a
Post-it note. I'm seeking a glue which makes a light releasable 'grab'
bond with anything it comes into contact with. A glue which allowed a
multiple no of repeat grabs would be ideal.

Ideally I'm after something that will adhere to leather or perhaps PVC
instead of Post-it note paper, but could possibly adapt things to use a
paper or card base.

TIA
you could try http://www.fastfixers.com/
 
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Owain

Mungo said:
A bit of candle wax on a screw's thread will help it go in easier.
A bird in the hand means birdshit on your cardigan sleeve.

Owain
 
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