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Roller ball applicator is NOT an effective way to disperse this adhesive!
December 16, 2013
**Note: I would have given this product 5-stars IF the manufacturer had devised a better way to dispense the adhesive.**
The adhesive is great and does the job exactly as described and I've had no problem with it, that is ... once I've been able to get the stuff onto the item I want to stick to my body! I also find that even after removing the small silicone items from my body there is still enough adhesive remaining that I can use them again a time or two before washing them in warm water, and then reapplying new adhesive for the next wearing. But getting the adhesive out of the bottle and applied to the item is the problem! Read on ...
I personally believe the use of a plastic roller ball head is a stupid delivery system! Even though I do keep it securely capped, the adhesive dries up enough to almost glue the roller ball in place. You can't uncap it and just quickly roll it onto your item ... the first challenge is to get the ball rolling freely! I don't want to stick it under a running faucet of hot water to warm it up and help the ball to get rolling, afraid water might somehow get into the bottle. You can't just place it onto your item and start to roll it - I was afraid I was going to ultimately rip my silicone item because the ball wasn't rolling, and trying extra pressure against the item to try and free up the roller ball wasn't working, but was kind of stretching out my item.
So, I have to try to get the ball rolling with my fingers, which is still difficult because this adhesive is super sticky and it really keeps the roller ball from rolling.
Once you do get the ball BARELY rolling, it still doesn't roll freely, thus trying to get it to roll easily and smoothly to dispense the adhesive onto an item is difficult. My jitems are small, so I only put a little bit on a few edges - can't imagine someone having to use a lot of this adhesive on a large item! Maybe once the ball gets rolling freely it's not an issue - but it's a hassle, nevertheless.
So ... as far as easy of application, this product only gets one-half of a star from me. Can't believe the manufacturer can't come up with a more user friendly way to dispense this adhesive. (A small brush perhaps??)