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Line welding temperatures

Making the jump from heat gun to hair straightener for welding lines. Pretty funny when someone who is going bald buys one of these. Just to save some time, what temps are people using for the different lines? Most of mine are Airflo and Gaelforce.
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I use 390 F for airflo lines with good results.
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Do you know what the gaelforce lines are made of?

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Do you know what the gaelforce lines are made of?

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I am not sure, I was told they are made by Rio. Airflo lines are easy to weld. I was welding one of my Gaelforce this weekend with my heat gun and it was a bit more trouble, but I may have just been rusty. Ended up with a slight burn spot, but the loop was very solid. I will fool around with them now that I have the flat iron.
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Variable temp heat guns with a nozzle similar to pic below that narrows the airflow works incredibly well for welding loops.
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I just welded up some Rio Sink Tips using the Rio Level "T" Welding Tubing, and I don't know whether it is different than the tubing I have used in the past, whether the sink tip material is different from the fly line material (other than the obvious addition of tungsten powder of course), or I am just finally getting better at it, but it welded up very, very nicely. I am anxious to try the Rio welding tubing on a fly line next to determine whether there might be something different about it. And I measured the air temp at about 400F.

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My super deluxe digital control heat gun with all the fancy nozzles doesn't get much use since I got a variable temp digital control hair straightener. Less than $30 buy it now. Crank that sucker up as high as it will go & don't hold it closed too long. It's fast. If it burns, turn it down 10 or 20

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After your message about Buhr's line book I went back and checked and he had temps between 200-250 for the two types of lines. I think that is for the hair flat iron. Poppy also had a recommendation in an old thread for the heat gun, but cant remember what it was at the moment. I always just kept my gun on low and took my time.
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I've had my book since b4 hair straighteners came into vogue. And truth be told, I dont do much dicing & splicing anymore. Whatever setting is on the straightener works 4 me. Like said, it's fast, don't muck around. Were I really into this like I used to be, I'd figure a way to take it apart & make a roller out of it. But you know how it goes, if it works, don't fix it.

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