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One-Answer Building, Designing and Modding Thread

JimCube

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While modding, would it be ok to fill the pieces with hot glue if milliput or sculpting putty isn't available?
Hot glue is amazing for sculpting shapes and all, however the heat might melt or warp some pieces. Just make sure the hot glue isnt that hot and the metal tip doesnt touch any parts. High temperature glue guns may warp pieces so be careful. I tend to let the hot glue dry a bit, then when its super slightly cloudy (which is the point when it is no longer that hot, and is also the point where when you touch the glue, it holds your fingerprint mark, and the glue doesnt stick to much to your fingers), thats when you mold it into the shape you want with your hands. However, are you using it for weight or to fill in holes? Hot glue isnt very smooth, and is very tricky to sand. Just make sure there are no contact points with the moving pieces and the hot glue. If you really need to sand it, a higher grit sand paper is necessary so as to not rip the surface of the hot glue. If your using it for weight, hot glue isnt to heavy so you might want to experiment with different amounts of hot glue for the perfect weight. Sorry for the unnecessarily thorough look into the precise art of hot glue crafts. -Jim :)
 

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Hot glue is amazing for sculpting shapes and all, however the heat might melt or warp some pieces. Just make sure the hot glue isnt that hot and the metal tip doesnt touch any parts. High temperature glue guns may warp pieces so be careful. I tend to let the hot glue dry a bit, then when its super slightly cloudy (which is the point when it is no longer that hot, and is also the point where when you touch the glue, it holds your fingerprint mark, and the glue doesnt stick to much to your fingers), thats when you mold it into the shape you want with your hands. However, are you using it for weight or to fill in holes? Hot glue isnt very smooth, and is very tricky to sand. Just make sure there are no contact points with the moving pieces and the hot glue. If you really need to sand it, a higher grit sand paper is necessary so as to not rip the surface of the hot glue. If your using it for weight, hot glue isnt to heavy so you might want to experiment with different amounts of hot glue for the perfect weight. Sorry for the unnecessarily thorough look into the precise art of hot glue crafts. -Jim :)
Thanks for the quick reply! I was hoping that I could use hot glue to fill in holes. I am not sure if I should try it, because I'm not sure if it would hold spray paint well, and I don't know if it would sand smooth for the paint to look good. Hot glue would, however, make a great cheap and adjustable way to weight a cube!
 

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Thanks for the quick reply! I was hoping that I could use hot glue to fill in holes. I am not sure if I should try it, because I'm not sure if it would hold spray paint well, and I don't know if it would sand smooth for the paint to look good. Hot glue would, however, make a great cheap and adjustable way to weight a cube!
I agree, that may be a bit risky.
 
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What should I use to mod my guhong? I do not have a diamond file meant for cubing, so I was wondering if there are any household items that work well. I was thinking of trying a knife or a nail file. Also, what mods should I do? I think the 48 point edge mod is a good place to start, but what other ones work well on the guhong v2 specifically?
 

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