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Old 12-15-2009, 10:48 AM   #1
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Ok ladies I need help as I am getting frustrated. Everytime I go to use my crystal effects it will not come out of the bottle. I store it upside down in a cup as that's what I was told to prevent this from happening a while back. Any other suggestions as this is not working. Thanks, Carol
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:52 AM   #2
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No matter what I do mine is clogged everytime so I just use a piercing tool to poke through the opening. I have found that the Tim Holtz Glossy effects clogs alot less often! I actually just threw away what was left in my crystal effects lat night because of the clogging issue. I will only use Tim holtz from now on. HTH!
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:59 AM   #3
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Whenever I use a liquid glue I prefer to pour some out (onto a small plastic plate, coffee can lid, or piece of wax/freezer paper - I've even used backers from Xyron adhesive.) I find this easier because I usually brush on the glue or use a tootpick to stratgically place a "dab." If I forget to wipe and dry the threads of the bottle I will need pliers (and sometimes DH using pliers) to open the bottle.

But if I ever do need to unclog the tip, I use toothpicks (less dangerous) and haven't had any problems. My glues are all 2+ years old and have been stored in places where the temperatures vary greatly with the seasons and the glues are all fine but some tips do clog more than others.

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One thing I've just started doing, but that seems to be working so far, is that when I'm finished using my liquid glue, I remove the top of the bottle and rinse it out with warm water and dry it well. Then I put it back on the bottle and add the small cap. I store the bottles right-side-up, but becuase I washed out whatever glue was in the tip of the nozzle before I closed it, it is free-flowing the next time I go to use it.
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One thing I've just started doing, but that seems to be working so far, is that when I'm finished using my liquid glue, I remove the top of the bottle and rinse it out with warm water and dry it well. Then I put it back on the bottle and add the small cap. I store the bottles right-side-up, but becuase I washed out whatever glue was in the tip of the nozzle before I closed it, it is free-flowing the next time I go to use it.
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One thing I've just started doing, but that seems to be working so far, is that when I'm finished using my liquid glue, I remove the top of the bottle and rinse it out with warm water and dry it well. Then I put it back on the bottle and add the small cap. I store the bottles right-side-up, but becuase I washed out whatever glue was in the tip of the nozzle before I closed it, it is free-flowing the next time I go to use it.

I do the same thing, and I do it with my spray dyes also. It really helps.
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Try these applicator bottles http://www.shop.ginakdesigns.com/pro...&categoryId=48
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Has anyone ever had CF turn SU ink a horrible color? I used on valentine cards one year and Real Red turn neon pinkish orange....really horrible. Can you use it on ink?
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I used it on Basic Black once and it turned brown. Haven't had any problems with the other colours I've used it on though.
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