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Heat Gun Ideas
I bought this clock a YEAR ago as a Christmas present. Little did I know that it didn’t work. I seriously can’t believe I paid so much for it. But I should tell you that when I got it out this year to fix, I didn’t remember that it didn’t work. I thought the only problem was an issue with the glass being improperly secured with hot glue. Fast forward a year, and I decided to see about fixing the glass so that I can give it as a Christmas present this year. Apparently the glass had come lose, and someone decided to use hot glue. Not that hot glue is the wrong thing to use, but you can clearly see the glass is totally crooked. I removed the back of the clock (still unaware that the clock doesn’t actually WORK) You can see the original brown looking glue that secured the glass in addition to the globs of hot glue. I used my HomeRight Digital Temperature Heat Gun at 250° which easily loosened all of the hot glue and made the original glue pop right off. While I had the heat gun out, I set it to about 160° to oh so easily remove the price sticker. Can you see all the glue I removed? If I were keeping this for me, I may have painted it at this point, but I simply cleaned the glass with warm sudsy water and replaced it. I used hot glue, but in smaller doses and I secured the glass properly, not crooked. Then I was on the hunt for a new clock works. I searched on Amazon and could find what I needed, so I went to my stash. I still had a vinyl lp clock in my closet that never sold. I took it apart and tested to see if the clock movement would work in the refurbished Jack Daniels clock. It was a good fit, but the wrong color. Even though it was really cold outside, I brought the spray paint in to warm up. After the can became room temperature, I put the hands in this small box and quickly ran outside to spray a quick coat. Bringing it all inside for a few minutes, I took it all outside to get a nice second coat. Now it’s all back together, and ready to be wrapped and put under the tree (when I get the tree up) Now for the giveaway! Enter to win: You get great tools including a tough plastic carrying case to make sure all your pieces stay put! The digital temperature reading will help you get just the right temperature from 120° to 1000°. To enter take a look at some of the awesome projects below and leave a comment below telling me why you need to win a new HomeRight Digital Temperature Heat Gun. After leaving your comment, please use the Rafflecopter widget to make your entry eligible. One random winner will be chosen using the Rafflecopter entries. Must be 18, US resident. Void where prohibited by law. Giveaway starts today and ends in one week. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize, or an alternate winner will be selected. Check out all of these great ways to use a HomeRight Digital Temperature Heat Gun.
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post from HomeRight. The project and thoughts are my own. The projects shared in the thumbnails contain giveaways that are now closed. Although a heat gun is a very handy tool, it is just that, a tool. Use caution when using a heat gun.
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.