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Tom Wong
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I know there is a thread about this already but it is from back in 2008 so I decided to make a new one! I was wondering if any of you know of a brand or product id of a re-positional glue?
The glue must allow me to stick two cards together but still be able to handle the cards as one. The glue should allow the cards to be spread freely while also keeping the cards stuck together. The glue should not be too sticky so that I can't lever the cards apart, it should allow me to split the cards whenever I want (Maybe with a lifting motion.) If possible the glue should not leave a residue behind that is clearly visible. Thanks.

I would appreciate your recommendations.

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Hi,

I use a Pritt Glue Roller - available, last time I bought one, from Rymans. It's repositional and easy to use. Its full name is 'Glue Roller On & Off'.

Hope this helps.

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Elmer's makes one in a glue stick form.
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3M Re-Mount spray is good

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There's a 2-way glue that comes in a marker type form called Zig.
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For your needs I think glue dots would be something to try out. They stick together but can be spread when needed.
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All good ideas so far and I have used most. The potential problem is - What do you mean by You need to slide it? Most repositionable glues as well as double sided tape will do everything else you require but none really let you slide the card per se. I like to use Aleene's Tack, It Over & Over Liquid Glue for my homemade ACE and NFW gimmicks. Dries clear, sticks fine unsticks easy and resticks over and over. If you mean that you want to spread randomly thru the deck and the double card stays together yet spreads like one (in a fan for example) most of these will work.

On the other hand, If you want it to stick together as one for the most part (to be handled as one) yet want them to spread like you are looking at your hole cards in a game of hold-em, I would say that Science Friction would be your best bet. It has much better adhesion quality than a standard Rough & smooth yet it does give you the ability to slide at will and go right back to holding as one. Granted, your initial investment "seems" steep, but if you really look at what all you get with the set and all the new magic it opens up for you, it is not bad at all. Plus after registering your initial purchase, refills of the spray itself are quite a bit less.
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A couple of other options would be a roughing stick or a cheaper alternative to Science Friction would be Plasti-Dip clear spray.
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On Feb 27, 2017, Tom G wrote:
A couple of other options would be a roughing stick or a cheaper alternative to Science Friction would be Plasti-Dip clear spray.

Plasti-dip is indeed much cheeper than Science Friction, but they are not the same!
Plasti-dip is thicker and peels off after a while. Plasti-dip is handy when you are experimenting with constructing a new trick with cards to see if your idea works (to save your SF Smile ).
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Look for Changing Glue https://www.hocus-pocus.com/magicshop/index.cfm comes with some trick ideas. Cost around $10.95 use search. I used Zig not sure if it's the same but it's blue and dries clear.
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Elmers repositional gluestick
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I use 3M's "Vellum" tape/adhesive, bought in a roll, slight burnishing of the adhesive is necessary to adhere properly. Unlike double stick tape, this is only the adhesive that is applied. Not thick and hides well on the face or backs of cards. Kinda expensive (about $12), but should last a long time if used sparingly. Look for it in craft stores that cater to scrapbooking. If you are familiar with the trick NFW, I believe this is the choice used.
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Interestingly, since my last post, I received my copy of Visions which includes a stick of the Scotch repositional I mentioned before.
It works a charm in Visions, and further makes me convinced it's the best. Good luck in your search!
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On Mar 16, 2017, RevConfused wrote:
Interestingly, since my last post, I received my copy of Visions which includes a stick of the Scotch repositional I mentioned before.
It works a charm in Visions, and further makes me convinced it's the best. Good luck in your search!

Thank you so much. It's great!
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I've been experimenting with Tack It Over and Over and it works wonderfully. A nickle sized area 2/3 down the card holds together well and allows for twisting free when spreading through the cards, if you choose to do so. Takes a little practice getting the twist so it looks natural and doesn't make noise but a week of practice finding the right way to push off and it's easy to do. Its the same pivot as a second deal, at least as I understand it. I've also tried putting the glue in the middle of the card so the direction of the deck doesn't matter and while not quite as easy, it's very doable.
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If you can find out what Richard Sanders uses on his aces trick, that is an awesome repositional glue. I have had no luck matching it with the ones I've purchased.
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Something that I've used for Richard Sanders' "Aces" and would also be appropriate to the OP's question is Zig 2-way glue. If you wait for it to dry before adhering the other card, it becomes repositional and it works great.
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If its something you can do ahead of time, I think either Science Friction or a very thin layer of rubber cement mught be the way to go (very thin). If its something you want to apply on the fly, maybe the thing from Mark Calabrese's first at the table lecture?
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On Feb 27, 2017, Poof-Daddy wrote:
- What do you mean by You need to slide it?


I think he might have meant that if the double is in with other cards, he could spread the group of cards w/o the double separating.
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