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Postby nielse18 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:34 pm

Last year I got crazy with some old sneakers, plastic sequends, glow fabric paint and a glue gun. The shoes were completely covered and looked amazing. Then I put them on to test them out at the house and realized I had made moop machines as they started to shed as the shoe flexed. Anyone know how to fix this? Super glue maybe? The glue gun just did not do the trick. Maybe gorilla glue? Thanks

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Re: disco ball shoes

Postby Bounce530 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:48 pm

I found some material at a fabric store that mimics disco ball mirrors. Little 1/2" shiny squares on a black fabric. Wrap your kicks up with that stuff using some fabric glue, and you shouldn't have to worry about mooping.
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Re: disco ball shoes

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:00 pm

Glue gun glue runs the risk of melting in the heat, anyway.
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Re: disco ball shoes

Postby Rabbette » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:01 pm

Solution - Sew each and every one of your sequence on very securely.
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Re: disco ball shoes

Postby MikeGyver » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:09 pm

Couple layers of clear spray paint might hold it on, but bight also make it less shiney
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Re: disco ball shoes

Postby Eric » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:11 pm

Mrpatatomoto wrote:Couple layers of clear spray paint might hold it on, but bight also make it less shiney


If the glue isn't holding it to the fabric, spray paint definitely won't secure it. Barge cement would probably work, but if the backs of the little mirrors are too smooth you might want to sand them lightly. Be careful- the backing is what makes the "mirror" in a lot of pieces!
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Re: disco ball shoes

Postby bronwyn » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:03 am

Probably fabric and gorilla glue would be your safest bet to avoiding moop. Cut out panels for the different sections of your shoes and glue them on. I'd also recommend to see where you need "give" for the shoe bending before gluing on.
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