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  • This Trimstrip was originally attached with "hot-melt" glue.  It has come loose on the top, and I am going to re-heat the glue to re-attach the Trimstrip.  The lamp is a regular desk lamp with a 75 watt bulb.  I am using it to heat the trimstrip which will, in time, heat the glue underneath.
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  • The lamp is less than 1 inch away from the trimstrip.  Different wattage bulbs will heat at different rates.  I want the trimstrip to be hot, but not too hot to touch (about 160 degrees F).  I will test the surface from time-to-time to make sure I am not heating it too much.
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  • After an hour and a half, the glue is soft.  I can press down and wiggle back and forth to make good contact, and will hold it tight for a minute or so until it doesn't let me wiggle the trimstrip anymore.
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  • The top end needs a little more heating to squeeze down tight... I will heat that some more, then press the top in for good adhesion.  I have positioned the light so it won't heat the eave trim at the same time - I don't want it to come loose (I could have protected it with aluminum foil, but I don't think I need to this time).
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  • Done!  Clean and neat.
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