Using a hairdryer to set GHSP??

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Using a hairdryer to set GHSP??

Post by Annette » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:52 am

Is a regular hairdryer hot enough to set GHSP?
I have a kit that I thought I'd finished sealing, but when I rubbed a mark on it's cheek, the paint came off, so I think I may have forgotten to heat the last layer of paint. I can't put it back into my oven, as there's a magnet inside the head, and various glues in there too, holding magnets and sealing eyelashes. So I need an alternative heat source.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Post by marilyn » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:17 am

That's a great question and I'd love to know the answer as well.

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Post by 19debra » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:12 am

I don't think a hairdryer gets hot enough to set the GHSP. You would need to use a Heat Gun.

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Post by lastingmemoriesnursery_Debra » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:25 am

A hair dryer will not get hot enough. You can still put in your oven for a one quick bake. the magnet may shift but I have done it before.

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Post by Annette » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:34 am

lastingmemoriesnursery_Debra wrote:A hair dryer will not get hot enough. You can still put in your oven for a one quick bake. the magnet may shift but I have done it before.
Won't the magnet melt the vinyl if it gets hot? I've also got E6000, Modpodge and Crazy glue in and on this head too.
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Post by chelle77 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:56 am

My heat gun came with a warning saying the temperature exceeds 400 degrees....no where near what a hair dryer gives off :shock:
Not sure about the glue question~~I'd like to know that too :D
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Post by lastingmemoriesnursery_Debra » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:58 pm

Annette wrote:
lastingmemoriesnursery_Debra wrote:A hair dryer will not get hot enough. You can still put in your oven for a one quick bake. the magnet may shift but I have done it before.
Won't the magnet melt the vinyl if it gets hot? I've also got E6000, Modpodge and Crazy glue in and on this head too.
You only need to bake once. I have never had an issue besides the magnet maybe moving.

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Post by MikeTheEngineer » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:10 pm

lastingmemoriesnursery_Debra wrote:A hair dryer will not get hot enough. You can still put in your oven for a one quick bake. the magnet may shift but I have done it before.
Heat will actually cause a magnet to demagnetize. (I don't know the heat needed.)

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Post by Court_LLRN » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:22 pm

lastingmemoriesnursery_Debra wrote:A hair dryer will not get hot enough. You can still put in your oven for a one quick bake. the magnet may shift but I have done it before.
I second this. I've done this many times. The magnet will not melt - only the glue will and it may cause the magnet to move a bit.
I do also highly recommend getting a heat gun. Mine has been quite a lifesaver in certain instances such as this. :D

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Post by Annette » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:44 pm

Ok, thanks everyone. It sounds like I'll have to invest in a heat gun. :)
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Post by Pebby » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:07 am

Annette wrote:
lastingmemoriesnursery_Debra wrote:A hair dryer will not get hot enough. You can still put in your oven for a one quick bake. the magnet may shift but I have done it before.
Won't the magnet melt the vinyl if it gets hot? I've also got E6000, Modpodge and Crazy glue in and on this head too.
You can put it in the oven to bake, what I do if I have to and the magnet is already glued in the dolls mouth, is on the outside put a small pc of felt and just take a loose magnet and put over the felt so it attaches to the one inside the mouth and you will not have any problems, I have done this more then once and no problems. If the hair is rooted be sure to take a damp cloth and cover her hair.

A hair dryer will not get hot enough.

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Post by anjsmiles Angie » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:44 pm

MikeTheEngineer wrote:
lastingmemoriesnursery_Debra wrote:A hair dryer will not get hot enough. You can still put in your oven for a one quick bake. the magnet may shift but I have done it before.
Heat will actually cause a magnet to demagnetize. (I don't know the heat needed.)

https://www.supermagnete.de/eng/faq/Wha ... ts-sustain
He is correct, it can. I had it happen before. Not always does it happen but I have had it to do so.

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Post by Annette » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:05 pm

Thanks again everyone for you input.
What I'm most worried about, is the glues burning or catching alight. But I've just had a thought....there is also the fibrefill inside the head....I can't take the plug out, because I Crazy glued it in.
Yep, looks like I'll definitely have to get a heat gun. :roll:
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Post by Angelsofedensharon » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:08 am

not sure about the hairdryer , but yes the magnet will not work after being in the oven , happened to me before x

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Post by HushabyeMargie » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:46 pm

A heat gun is well worth the $35 or so. You will find other uses for it. When you use the heat gun, make sure you cover the mohair with a wet cloth.
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Re: Using a hairdryer to set GHSP??

Post by Annette » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:45 am

Thankyou all, for your help. I was gifted a heat gun so am set now. :)

Thankyou SO much, Ani!!! :hug:
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