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I'm hoping to get some input from all you fine propsters! I came across this YouTube vid about dishwasher detergent and glue cobweb liquid. Has anyone seen this or tried it? Looks like an easy formula if it's to be believed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YO6WJSovwg

And if this is a repeat of an existing thread I apologize.
 

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Never seen this one, though it looks pretty good for a single prop. It is very similar to this more efficient method:
http://youtu.be/RFV64sEh0Ho

This is the tutorial I used for my web slinger. However, fair warning, the webs are initially WET, not dry like store-bought cobwebs. So it can be kinda messy, and is a hassle to clean off things at the end of the season. The results are incredibly realistic, however.
 

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Never seen this one, though it looks pretty good for a single prop. It is very similar to this more efficient method:
http://youtu.be/RFV64sEh0Ho

This is the tutorial I used for my web slinger. However, fair warning, the webs are initially WET, not dry like store-bought cobwebs. So it can be kinda messy, and is a hassle to clean off things at the end of the season. The results are incredibly realistic, however.

I've seen this one too. Do you know if it works indoors without any damage to walls or ceiling?
 

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I've used it indoors! Like I said, the webs are wet at first, and so they tend to stick to whatever they come into contact with. I've gotten this type of webbing all over my walls, and while annoying to clean off, it didn't do any damage. If you rub the streaks of webbing with your hand or a brush or whatever, they peel off and revert to little balls of rubber cement.
 

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This is my favorite http://videosift.com/video/Make-a-spiderweb-shooter-from-a-hot-glue-gun
If you have a compressor it's easy and inexpensive and will pump out spider webs as fast as the glue gun can melt it.
Mine is far more low tech. I just connected a 1/4" copper tube to the compressor hose, tiewrapped it to the glue gun and modulated the pressure regulator until I got the best results. The first time I had it going I covered my daughters battery powered Jeep in 10 minutes. Using this is addictive and everything gets covered.
 

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Just a word of caution if you use rubber cement, it is extremely flammable even when it is dry and will pretty much flash over if ignited once it has been webbed. You can find web fluid online that costs a little more but is non-flammable. I believe Morris Costume sells it. Just something to keep in mind if you are using in your home. I have built a few of those drill powered web slingers and they work fantastic. :)
 

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Just a word of caution if you use rubber cement, it is extremely flammable even when it is dry and will pretty much flash over if ignited once it has been webbed. You can find web fluid online that costs a little more but is non-flammable. I believe Morris Costume sells it. Just something to keep in mind if you are using in your home. I have built a few of those drill powered web slingers and they work fantastic. :)
Good to know Diabolik. Thank you:) I have the drill and can get the fan blade free from work so I'll be putting one together this season. Also have to find some fuller earth for dusting
 
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