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Posted 1/13/2013 by danak3 in General Scrappin'


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Posted: 1/13/2013 8:45:53 PM
So I have a big bottle of glossy accents which can't be more than a yr old- the problem is when I do go to use it gs always clogged or the tip is dried up so I have to pop it off and then try to shove a needle through it to open it back up- it's such a pain!! Anyone else have this prob? I make sure the cap is on tight, so I have no idea why it does this - or maybe everyone has this prob?
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Posted: 1/13/2013 8:52:49 PM
I have this same problem. I've heard it is quite common. I just keep a paper piercer nearby. Hopefully other people have a solution for this.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 8:54:20 PM
Jennifer McGuire ( recommends squeezing the air out if it and clearing the tip before you cap it which prevents the tip from clogging. I have done this and it seems to work.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 8:55:00 PM
I use a straight pin to unclog mines. I also keep it upside down which I thought would help. It doesn't.

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Posted: 1/13/2013 9:53:38 PM
Yup...I do the same. Every. Single. Time.

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Posted: 1/13/2013 9:58:15 PM
Yeah same problem. I just keep a pin near by to unclog it.
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Posted: 1/13/2013 9:59:28 PM
Before capping, I place the plastic piece of a sales tag in mine (the little plastic piece that you tear off from a price tag on clothes). I got this tip from one of Kristina Werner's videos. Its been working well for me.

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Posted: 1/13/2013 11:49:02 PM
I put a plastic toothpick (the kind with the little arrow on one end) in mine before I cap it.

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Posted: 1/14/2013 12:18:15 AM
Glossy Accents is one product I have not had a problem like that but I have had that problem with several other liquids. I keep an opened up larger paper clip to poke into the hole. It is long enough to go into the bottle some.


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Posted: 1/14/2013 12:25:19 AM
Same problem here. I am going to try some of these tips!


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Posted: 1/14/2013 12:27:42 AM
Great ideas!!! Thanks!!!


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Posted: 1/14/2013 12:54:51 AM
Jennifer Mc Guire's trick is great and even when my Glossy is clogged, it's easier to fix.

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Posted: 1/14/2013 9:18:57 PM
Yup, same issue here! I generally just use a pin or piercer.

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Posted: 1/14/2013 9:39:29 PM
I find that if I put the cap on as I'm working it won't clog as much.


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Posted: 1/14/2013 9:50:14 PM
I usually put a rubber band around the bottle and slide a stick pin under it. That way I always have something to unclog it

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Posted: 1/15/2013 7:48:28 AM
I've given up on keeping GA or Diamond Glaze unclogged. Now I just unscrew the whole cap and use a toothpick or end of a q-tip to apply them. Next time I buy a new bottle, I'll have to try Jennifer's trick though. Maria

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Posted: 1/17/2013 5:37:32 PM
same here but I resolved with a littel pin but it not get clogged every time only sometimes.


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Posted: 1/17/2013 5:52:08 PM
I keep a pin in my desk drawer just for my glossy accents. I t is a little annoying but I love the stuff.

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Posted: 1/17/2013 6:32:40 PM
Yep. Me too. I use a pin to unclog it. You'd think that with so many people having this issue (and for so long) there would have been a proper fix for this!

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Posted: 1/20/2013 10:20:07 AM
Thanks for the tips! I always have problems with mine!

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Posted: 1/20/2013 10:47:52 AM
I have the same problem. Great tips!

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Posted: 1/20/2013 7:37:55 PM

Before capping, I place the plastic piece of a sales tag in mine (the little plastic piece that you tear off from a price tag on clothes)

I use the straight pin method but I am so trying this tip now. Thanks for posting!

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