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Unread 09-05-2010, 08:55 PM   #90
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Originally Posted by am2106 View Post
I had asked this on the last thread but only had one response so I'm trying again on the new thread

I need ideas on how to attach velcro to the mini portfolios made from file folders (or of another way to keep them closed). The velcro pieces end up detaching when the folder is opened, and I'm not sure which adhesive would be best to make sure they stay down.

The velcro is self-adhesive, but I've also tried Scor Tape (that completely covers the velcro) and hot glue. Both end up not sticking after awhile. Maybe I need to do something like magnetic closures, but I'm afraid that I'll have the same problem with them not staying attached.

Would really appreciate any help because these are really cute, and I have about 15 made but can't sell them if they keep coming undone. Thanks!!

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I am currnetly working on 36 of these assembly line style. The velco closure being the last step. I started to put the velcro self adhesive on mine today. I am only using 1/2 circle for each one as someone on this site suggested. The package instructions on mine said to make sure surface is clean. I washed my hands before I started, to make sure there was no oil or hand lotion on my fingers and tried not to touch the area were the velco would go on the folders with my hands at any time. I rubbed the area with a clean cloth after ruffing up the surface of the paper with the tip of my paper piercer (my folders have a slick finish to them) and applied the velco. I was also very careful as not to let anything touch the adhesive side of the velco especially with my hands, as body oil I am sure would weaken the adhesive strength. I will test them tomorrow as per the instructions on the package said do not move as adhesive reaches its maximum strength in 24 hours. The instruction also stated high tempertures would weaken the strength of the adhesive. I have two differant packs of velcro and one pack had all the instructions and the other pack came without directions. Hopefully this will work. I only put the velco on four tonight to test it. If this doesn't work I will have to go to plan B. I have no idea what plan B is, so I pray this works!
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