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Leland Stone
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Double-sided tape may be part of your Magic arsenal as it is mine, but I've found a product that I like better...at least for some applications. It's called "Glue Dots Removable Adhesive Dots." The SKU no. is 634524082268, and it costs $1.99 at my local Office Depot for 60, 1/2" dia. dots.

These rubbery, clear adhesive dots are about the size of a dime and the thickness of a playing card; they stick tight but can be removed easily. More info at http://www.gluedots.com

What? Am I a shill for the company? That is SO like me, but no, this is a freebie testimonial. Try 'em, I'll bet you'll like them! Smile

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I think you can get them in different sizes, depending on who makes them. The website you linked to indicated that they have permanent and removable. Something to be on the lookout for.

There is also a repositionable glue stick they talk about in the Mental Fusion DVD (I forgot the brand). I have not yet gone looking for it, but remember having had a hard time finding the similar stuff mentioned by Gary Kurtz many years ago. Maybe it's more commonplace now.

Thanks for the link. I think I've seen that brand somewhere... maybe Michael's or Hobby Lobby. The box label looks familiar.

Another product I am curious about is stencil adhesive spray. Regular spray adhesives eat into the paint finish, or leave a residue when fixing a stencil, and this other stuff is supposed to not. It may make a good substitute for double-sided tape, too.

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You guys are exposing my favorite coin trick!

They also work for vanishing an empty soda can on a tray or book.

Scheme!

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For a little bit more "hold" try Thermoweb.com's product called Zots. You can get em at craft or scrapbooking stores. Take a look!

Go Here: http://www.thermoweb.com/cpd-zots.html

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Glue dots are great. I use them all the time. They are great for holding two pieces of foamboard befor you can hot glue the corners.

Another tip for gluing corners together is to push them onto a corner and holding them there with a few heavy books.
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Thanks for the input Magi!

Originally intended for a "Floating Card" bit, the dots are handy for a penetration I used to do with Magician's Wax. Now Bob's got me thinking about other deviousness as well...

Michael -- that is one nifty lil' Billiard Ball Stand you built Smile

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Thanks!
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Today I actually threw way two used pieces of double-sided tape that were on a prop.

Don't you hate to do that? They live forever!

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Can these dots be used to hide a card on the back of the card box for card on the ceiling?
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I'm buying some repositionable glue sticks from Amazon, but I'm having a strange suspicion that it's merely regular glue stick. However, I believe it will work as well as doublestick tape.
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Hey, Tom:

The dots I listed, while "repositionable," are really tenacious. If I were stashing on the back of a cardbox, I'd experiment with a bit of cello-tape plastered on the box, then stick the dot to this.
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My recomendation is user 3m remount spay. is a remountable glue (it's like the glue used on postits) I'd refer you to ricahrd sanders supercards were he make this recomendation. (which has a great version of NFW onit... a instant reset workable in the hands version)
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Don't know how I missed this thread, but I'm glad it came back up on top. I've been working with a problem on a modification to a trick for almost a year, and the problem has been finding the right double stick mateiral to us. Went out to Office Depot this morning and got some of those dots and it works perfectly. Thanks Leland! Great tip.
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David Harkey used little double sided rubber cement adhesive dots for a coin trick over 13 years ago. They were actually very handy and I haven't seen them for years.

They came on a roll like a little sticker that you can place where you need it. But it had a little paper cover with a tab that could be peeled off when you needed to expose the adhesive....was very cool and had lots of applications. Just place the little sticker where you needed it and then peel off the tab when you needed to out it into action.

I've tried the product that you mentioned here with good results too for other stuff, and other applications...Great stuff, can be peeled off with no residue too.
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On 2007-02-06 19:52, ToasterofDoom wrote:
I'm buying some repositionable glue sticks from Amazon, but I'm having a strange suspicion that it's merely regular glue stick. However, I believe it will work as well as doublestick tape.


I have been using Elmers Repositionable Glue Stick for learning Anthony Owen's SOBW. It works well and there is no "about as thick as a playing card". It is simple a thin film of tackiness that last for about 7-10 moves and then needs to be reapplied. Got the stuff at Wal-mart in the scrapbooking supplies.
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On 2007-02-07 11:42, Leland Stone wrote:
Hey, Tom:

The dots I listed, while "repositionable," are really tenacious. If I were stashing on the back of a cardbox, I'd experiment with a bit of cello-tape plastered on the box, then stick the dot to this.

Besides the "permanent" and "repositionable" versions, there is also a "poster" version, which is the least sticky of the three. this might be the thing to use. I think I'sd want to experiment first though, lest you find yourself performing the "deck on ceiling"
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Rekindling this thread from 11 years ago!

Have there been any new materials here that are worth checking out? I just saw Krylon® Easy-Tack™ Repositionable Adhesive as an interesting option, but haven't tried it.
Would be nice if it weren't a spray.

Looking for something like one might find utilized in a Richard Sanders product.

I've also seen "Plasti-Dip" mentioned but not sure if that is what I'm looking for, or what kind to get.

Any new thoughts on this? Thanks!
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For certain applications, 3M's vellum tape, think double stick tape without the cellophane, only the adhesive. Used sparingly, the adhesive is burnished on cards etc. and can be "worked" to lessen the tackiness. Usually sold for scrapbooking.
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Scotch brand Removable Poster Tape is a bit thicker and easier to handle. I've been using it on my Silver and Gold Coins trick which I'm not allowed to tell you about because it's on my Web site, but it has many other uses as well. One source: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004Z4BR
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I have probably more than 5 - 10 different items to use as "Re-positional X" that all do slightly different degrees of re-usability. Also, several R/S compounds / sprays. Depending on what I need to do... I am covered (probably for life) Smile
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