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After throwing out another crazyglue tip, i have a question. I read in a turning design that you can keep the tips in a jar of acetone. DO you just leave the bottle open? or do you cover it with plastic rap or something? What do you guys do to keep them from getting full of dried glue?
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After throwing out another crazyglue tip, i have a question. I read in a turning design that you can keep the tips in a jar of acetone. DO you just leave the bottle open? or do you cover it with plastic rap or something? What do you guys do to keep them from getting full of dried glue?
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I have a few spare tips -- Woodcraft sell spare tips that fit the bottles of glue they sell. When one of them clogs up, I switch to a fresh one and throw the clogged one into a small glass jar with acetone. After a few days it's unclogged and the cycle begins again.

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I have spare tips handy, but rarely need them. I only cut a very small part of the tip and make sure the lid is back on tight. If it gets clogged, I poke it with a heavy gauge pin, the kind with the colored knob that you can usually steal from your wife's sewing box ;-). If that doesn't work, trim it some more. By the time the hole is getting too big, I've usually finished the bottle.

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I do all of the above but I have collected a bunch of old nozzles and caps from previous bottles. I periodically soak those in acetone and dig out the dried glue. Once they are clean I store them so when the current nozzle of cap gets clogged I simply replace it and put the clogged stuff in the jar to be cleaned later on.
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Man I feel dumb. I use the acetone for the fingers but never thought of using it for the caps.

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Very interesting. I throw the caps away. I do use a small wire to clear the nozzel after use but leave it open.
I followed Lyle Jamieson's recommedations and have never had one clog; but if I did repace the cap maybe it would not clog even less.

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... if I did repace the cap maybe it would not clog even less.
No, no, no ... if you replace the cap, it would not clog even more

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Thanks for all the help!
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