Trick to keep Glossy Accents from getting clogged??

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Posted 3/22/2014 by AnniesPaperGarden in General Scrappin'


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Posted: 3/22/2014 8:28:46 AM
I use Glossy Accents at least every other day as an adhesive and every single time I try to use it -- it is clogged.

Is there a trick to avoid this problem?


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Posted: 3/22/2014 9:17:30 AM
Two things to try:
1) store it tip down
2) put a straight pin in the tip. Just pull it out before you use.

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Posted: 3/22/2014 9:48:40 AM
I have been through at least 3 large bottles of this stuff. Yes, I use it for everything. I find the pin rusts and does not work for me. Storing it upside down always works best for me. If it occasionally gets clogged (usually the closer I get to the bottom of the bottle), I just put a pin through the top and get it flowing again. Works great for me, and I have been doing this for years.

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Posted: 3/22/2014 10:04:58 AM
I didn't think of storing it upside down.


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Posted: 3/22/2014 10:43:53 AM
I squeeze a bit out of the tip so there is wet glue in the tip and store it upside down. I never have a problem with it anymore.



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Posted: 3/22/2014 10:53:15 AM
I had been wondering myself. I try the pin but hard to travel with it that way. Hoping the upside down thing works!


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Posted: 3/22/2014 3:07:07 PM
Store it upside down with no air in the tip

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Posted: 3/22/2014 3:20:07 PM
So I took a workshop with Tim Holtz and he said to slam the bottle down on the table (bottom side down) every time you use it and it won't clog.


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Posted: 3/22/2014 7:09:05 PM
I slide a stick pin between the bottle and label, great for cleaning out the tip and the pin stats put.

Another great tip is to tap the bottle on the tip just once, keeps it clear.

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Posted: 3/22/2014 11:29:29 PM
I had to cut the tip of mine because someone told me to use a pin in the tip and it rusted! I just ordered a new bottle. Thanks for asking this! I'm going to try slamming it down on the table and if that doesn't work, I'll store it upside down.

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Posted: 3/23/2014 12:07:29 AM
Thank you all for the suggestions. I have been struggling with this too. I keep putting a pin down the tip but now my tip has gotten ruined. That kind of kills it.

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Posted: 3/23/2014 12:32:36 AM
Somewhere I heard to use the "T" end of the nylon string used to attach price tags to items to keep the spout unplugged. Since it's plastic, it won't rust.


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Posted: 3/23/2014 8:09:02 AM
I have the large bottle and it's still at least half full so I store it on its side. As long as you keep the tip end full, it won't dry out and clog. when my bottle gets to empty, I will just store upside down.


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Posted: 3/23/2014 8:33:48 AM
Check Jennifer Mcguire's blog. This week (I don't remember what day) she showed how she keeps hers from clogging.


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Posted: 3/23/2014 10:22:07 AM
I have found that keeping the tip empty is what keeps it from getting clogged.

When I'm done I will tap it down into the bottle by slamming it on my desk, and/or using a pin at this point to clean it out, and/or just squeezing out whatever excess is in the tip with the bottle upright. As long as the tip is empty when I go to store it, it flows again freely the next time I use it.


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Posted: 3/23/2014 12:53:08 PM
I rinse the tip under running water when Im finished for the day, and that seems to keep it unclogged. I tried the tapping thing, but maybe I wasnt tapping hard enough lol
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Posted: 3/24/2014 12:38:21 AM
I store mine upside down with the nib full. If it gets clogged I just poke a long needle down the hole to clear it out.

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Posted: 3/24/2014 9:16:21 AM
Thank you for the tips. I have been having this problem. Hope storing it upside down helps.
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