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Thread: question re: Roxann's Glue

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    I used it on a project and now the "needle" is plugged. I have tried soaking it and running a thin wire through it but no luck. I prefer the shorter "needle". I would buy another if I knew where. Any ideas for cleaning it? Thanks
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    I poke it from the top with a pin.

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    I give mine a super clean out before the glue dries, it takes a little time. Then I run a piece of nylon fishing line through the tube and leave it there, if any residue is left it comes out with the fishing line when I next use the glue. Always recap the glue container with the original cap not the cap with the metal tubing.

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    Places like Michael's and (sometimes) JoAnn's online sell metal pinpoint tips and also small plastic glue containers with metal tips. These tips can be screwed onto Elmer's Washable Glue containers. At Michael's, I think the metal tips are hung in the scrapbooking area. Might not be exactly identical to Roxanne's, but they work in just the same way.

    A tip I read is to keep a small jar handy with a piece of damp sponge in the bottom. When not in use, store the glue bottle tip-side-down in the sponge to keep it from clogging up while you are working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    A tip I read is to keep a small jar handy with a piece of damp sponge in the bottom. When not in use, store the glue bottle tip-side-down in the sponge to keep it from clogging up while you are working.
    Thanks. I've only recently started using glue (Roxanne or Elmer's) - I'm in love with Sharon Schmaber's method for binding. I went to Michaels but they couldn't find any tips for me (SS's website was sold out). I'll go back and look again.

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    At Michael's, I believe I found them hanging on a hook near the scrapbooking/paints area. (Someone else mentioned where the stained glass and glass paints are in Michael's.) Very easy to overlook because they are so small.

    I found the plastic bottle with metal tip at Amazon:
    http://www.amazon.com/Ultrafine-Appl.../dp/B000WWM6R6

    I've also come across the tips themselves on paper crafting sites -- I'm thinking quilling or scherenschnitte. If I find one of those, I'll post the link.

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    I usually soak my tip in a cup of hot water when I am done using the glue. Then I run warm water over/thru the tip and blow thru the screw on top end out the tiny hole until I can feel air. I keep the original screw top to my bottle on my bottle when not in use. Then I let the tip dry before placing it in a sandwich bag for storing until my next use. I have been doing this for several years.
    I too am a fan of Sharon Schambers methods.
    You could try soaking yours in very hot water for a while and it should disolve. After all it is water soluble. Good luck.

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    you can buy the bottles and tips cheap at Dharmatrading, we use them to paint, ink, apply resists, etc in fabric dying.

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    If you email them directly, they might be able to help you out. I took a workshop and was told to throw away the original cap. Then read the directions later that you are supposed to put that cap back on. They sent me one for free.

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    I had the same problem and never was able to get that metal tip unclogged. So now I just keep some toothpicks close at hand and dip them in the bottle and am able to make a fine line of glue. I keep the screw on top on the bottle when not in use.

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