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Old 10-23-2010, 06:07 PM   #1
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How in the world do you keep the nozzle from getting clogged???

I started using it after being in a Melissa Frances class, and I really like it, but am getting really annoyed at how easily and fast it gets clogged up!
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Old 10-23-2010, 06:34 PM   #2
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That's because when you are finished with it, you're supposed to put the flat lid back on. It keeps the glue out of the applicator
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Old 10-23-2010, 06:51 PM   #3
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my fav glue great hold!!
i keep a long straight pin in the top and the put the top back on.. havent had any clogs since trying this
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LOVE this glue, hate when it clogs but easily cleared up compared to others.
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Old 10-23-2010, 08:44 PM   #5
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After you use the glue, quickly put the cap on & lay the bottle on its side.

I used to love this glue but had to stop using it because it was making my hands tired & sore...arthritis setting in!
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i keep multiple tips, and when one starts to clog, i switch it out. once the glue has totally dried in the tips, i use a paper piercer, and clean it out. i'm obsessive with having clean tips.....

i haven't found any glue i like as well as zip, so i'm ok with having to "work" a little to use it...
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i keep multiple tips, and when one starts to clog, i switch it out. once the glue has totally dried in the tips, i use a paper piercer, and clean it out. i'm obsessive with having clean tips.....
so save the tip from an empty bottle, clean it and have it ready for when the one on the bottle gets clogged, just swap it out?! brilliant idea! duh why didn't I think of that? I'll keep a few tips from now.
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Thanks for a great idea NJscrapper, I was about to give up on my Zip Dry but I am going right into my craft room and stick a pin in that Zip Dry. Hopefully it will stop my frustrations.
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:48 PM   #9
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Oooo - I'm going to try the pin thing - I think I can remember that! I keep forgetting to change it back to the flat lid, and tend to get sidetracked a lot when I'm making stuff - next thing I know it's clogged! Once this bottle is through, I'll save the tip too - great idea! I think I may have cut the hole in the tip too small too, so I'm going to try cutting it a little bigger and see what happens.

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When you're finished using the glue, remove the pointed nozzle cap and put back on the screw cap. Store glue bottle upright. Remove all glue from pointed nozzle before storing.

If you leave a pin in the nozzle, the pin will become glued in the nozzle. Also glue collects just below nozzle and dries out.

Cut only the very tiny tip of the nozzle off so you have a very thin bead of glue coming out at any time. You'll have better control over your project assembly that way.

This method works great for me!

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The multiple tips option works great for me. Be very careful about cutting extra off the tip - it doesn't take much to make that hole too big (ask me how I know). In fact, if you really think the hole needs to be a bit bigger, I'd try expanding it with just the tip of a paper piercer or needle first.

And I'm probably a warped, sick individual, but I love waiting until the glue dries in the tip and then working it out with my paper piercer. It makes such a satisfying "pop" when the whole thing lets loose and slides out.
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Where do you find this glue at? Does Michael's and Hobby Lobby sell it?

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I stopped using the tip and just dip the end of my embossing tool into the glue. I mostly use Zip Dry for adhering buttons, so a little dab is perfect and now I don't have to clean out the nozzle - just pull the left over glue off of the metal end of the dry embossing tool.
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I found that the pin can also rust and leave an orange streak it the glue. I love this glue, so I deal with the trouble. I keep a piece of bendable floral wire wrapped around the lid and I just poke the wire in the top when it gets clogged. I need to save the lids ....sounds like a great idea
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I love zip dry, but I had problems with the glue getting too thick to get out of the bottle... It was like it was drying up in the bottle. And mind you I use a lot of glue, it was sitting there forever.. Now I almost exclusively use my ATG/Glue Dots/Xyron...once is a while I wish I had some zip dry but I just use my glue dots instead...
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I've only seen it at the conferences I've attended. A google search shows that Joanns has it, as well as several other websites. Hope it helps! It really is good glue.
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Both my local Michaels & Joanns carries it - but it's not with the scrapping/stamping adhesives. It's back in the other aisle with all their other glues.
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