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Old 09-26-2007, 07:16 AM   #1  
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HELP!!! I bought some new stickles and they are STUCK...I can't get them to come out of the bottles. I remember there was a thread about this awhile ago, but the search function is taking FOREVER this morning. Anyone have any suggestions???
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Take a pin and stick it in the nozzle (all the way in the nozzle). Wiggle it around to loosen the gunk. Then try again. You might have to use the pin a few times, but it's always worked for me.

ps I always store my Stickles upside down to prevent this from happening.
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I only have a few bottles of Stickles, but I have had problems with all of them. Don't know if I got a bad batch or what.

I have used a pin and it didn't really work. I finally cut part of the little tip off and that helped some. But then the Stickles came out in too big a blob!

I don't use them much for that reason. Sometimes I put a blob on scratch paper and use a toothpick to apply the Stickles, which sort of defeats the purpose. Might as well use regular glitter glue....
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Take a pin and stick it in the nozzle (all the way in the nozzle). Wiggle it around to loosen the gunk. Then try again. You might have to use the pin a few times, but it's always worked for me.

ps I always store my Stickles upside down to prevent this from happening.
Yippers, that's what I do too and it's always worked for me too. Sometimes it's just a big piece of glitter causing the problem and once it has worked its way out of the nozzle, all will be bright and sparkly again in your world.

I've never tried the upside down trick but I'm going to. Thanks Stamper1996!
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From personal experience...here's what not to do! Don't keep squeezing the tube hoping something will come out! I did that with a tube and had glitter all over my pj's (yup, it's still there!), my mom, the dining room table, the walls...it was everywhere!!! And we never did get it off of the walls and clothing!

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Thanks for all the replies...I used the end of a paper clip and it worked beautifully! I LOVE STICKLES!!! I don't think I could ever stop using them so I am thankful for the solution. I must say a special thanks to Godchick for teh advice about not squeezing as that is EXACTLY what I was doing. Luckily mine didn't explode!!!!
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I think one thing that helps me is that when I'm done using my stickes, I clean out the tube with either a needle or paperclip, squeeze some air through it to make sure there is a clear pathway, and then store them nozzle up.
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I think one thing that helps me is that when I'm done using my stickes, I clean out the tube with either a needle or paperclip, squeeze some air through it to make sure there is a clear pathway, and then store them nozzle up.
Thanks Lynn, for this great suggestion. If I can remember to do that each time, I bet I never have a stuck tube again.

Do you think it will work for MonoMulti as well? I think I'll give it a try because that sounds like a logical solution!
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Thanks Lynn, for this great suggestion. If I can remember to do that each time, I bet I never have a stuck tube again.

Do you think it will work for MonoMulti as well? I think I'll give it a try because that sounds like a logical solution!
I would think that this would work with anything 'sticky'.
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Another thing I always *try* to remember to do is clean off the tip of the bottle after using it, (with a paper towel or cloth) and clear the tip with a needle before replacing the cap.
I have had much better luck with my Stickles doing it this way, for when I go to use them the next time.
I do keep all my Stickles bottles upright together in a small bin.
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