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Old 06-15-2011, 10:21 AM   #1
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Hey everyone! I love my crystal effects, but can't seem to keep it from drying at the tip making it unusable. I have tried putting a stick pin down the top, but that seems to get rusty. Someone out there must have some ideas on how to make this work. Please help! Thanks!!
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:27 AM   #2
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After I use it and before closing, I tap it straight down on the table. So far that seems to work for me.
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I use CE a lot and what works for me is to wipe the outside of the tip with a baby wipe then I put the tip in my mouth and gently blow. Sounds icky I know but since I've started doing this I have never had my CE clog. I also tap it like lindylou does.
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What great suggestions! I will have to try them too. My CE constantly re-clogs! Drives me crazy.
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:15 PM   #5
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Thanks so much for the suggestions! I will definitely give them a try!
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TFS! great tip, mine always clogs too
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I store mine point down...I have not had any issues with clogs.
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:02 AM   #8
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I store mine point down...I have not had any issues with clogs.
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Just an update......I threw out my old bottle because it was all clogged up and I was tried of fighting with it. I opened a brand new bottle over a month ago......and I've stored it upside down ever since. NO CLOGS!!!! Horay!!!!!! It flows nicely every time I pick it up now. Thanks so much for the tip. You've saved my sanity!
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i've been storing all my "tip" bottles upside down (crystal effects, glitter glue, etc) and it does seem to work. Just need a better container to stor them in. THinking to have son drill holes in some wood planks but havent' gotten to that yet
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Reading this post today as I have had many issues with my crystal effects clogging up. I do store it upside down and BTW I use a plastic up that I put them in. Works great. I store the cup near my window so wondering if the light has something to do with the clogging!
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Same frustration here. I bought a piece of the green heavy styrofoam from Michael's and cut it to fit in a drawer. Then I pushed each bottle in, rotate, push, rotate, push until it fit in nicely upside down. I use it for all the 'tip' bottles.
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I recently came up with an idea that works for me. I keep a pin in the tip. The kind with a color ball on top and put the CE top on it. When I want to use it, I pull the pin out and everything flows nicely.
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