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I use putty from my gravity putty. Its not black but flesh color. Nobody even notices. Crazy sticky and it lasts like forever. But the block putty it comes with? No residue
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Ok thank you - its only if this would be something performed mid set or at the beginning, then obviously you are performing other effects as am worried with possible residue, then this could be a problem when performing other effects having your finger sticky when handling cards etc?
Thanks
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The only residue I have found is a bit of black from the gimmick it's self on my thumb? Anyone else?
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Yes I'm finding that too now (having bought it) it's as if the putty is colored that deep with a certain ink that the colouring leaves a mark on your skin - which is a bit of a pain.
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Yeah but it's not a big deal Smile
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Issue Solutions.

Not sure the name of trick but it's the one where you produce flowers from each hand one after another.

I never did it but my magic buddy did.

Anyway he had a moistener that was mounted on the back of his tie. So when he would do this trick he
could wet his fingers for traction.

Also and Alcohol Pad works great if Helper wants to get X off of hand. Also glasses cleaner packets work OK but they will have to rub harder and longer to get X off.
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I wish I read the entire thread before.
I kept my pen in my bag and the end cap came off. I don't know how long it's been off but it's now dried up.
Are there any suggestions on how to fix this?
I know I can replace the cartridge inside or perhaps add more ink on the old cartridge.
I've never done either before.
Does anyone have instructions on how to fix my problem?
It would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
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You remove the cartridge from a new sharpie. Pull out the ink from the double cross use a bent paper clip . You cut the new cartridge down to the same size and stick it.
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Ihop, aren't the instructions for doing that on your video? It's on mine.

Jim
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On Jun 12, 2017, J-Mac wrote:
Ihop, aren't the instructions for doing that on your video? It's on mine.

Jim

Ah, surprise, surprise.
That was too obvious.
I was so excited when I got it, I only watched the performance and explanation. I didn't watch the maintenance section.
Thanks,
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Saturn Magic are doing Vlogs- basically reviewing products that they use all the time in their working repertoire and telling you how where they use it. Because of this I just bought it.
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I found a pen cap to protect the sticky end of sharpie while it's in your pocket like someone suggested.

They said to be careful that it does not get stuck in the cap.

Well Guess What? The little black X maker with putty on it DID GET STUCK in the cap.

So I had to use a Utilty Knife Razor to cut the cap in half and retrieve the above mentioned item.

So don't do what I did and what the other Café member warned us about.

And Yeas I smacked myself in the head for doing this. SMACK.....
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I thought up of a way to do this without using the wax but then the spectator will not be able to look at the top of the sharpie pen ....so not very useful really


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I could have sworn someone mentioned earlier to use double stick tape in place of the black stuff on the gimmicked end. It sounded like a good idea. Does anyone use that method?
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Yes, me, and it works a treat. I keep another cap on this side to keep it clean.
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On Jun 19, 2017, Neznarf wrote:
I found a pen cap to protect the sticky end of sharpie while it's in your pocket like someone suggested.

They said to be careful that it does not get stuck in the cap.

Well Guess What? The little black X maker with putty on it DID GET STUCK in the cap.

So I had to use a Utilty Knife Razor to cut the cap in half and retrieve the above mentioned item.

So don't do what I did and what the other Café member warned us about.

And Yeas I smacked myself in the head for doing this. SMACK.....

It happened to me too.
I'm looking for an alternative.
Any other advice?
Ihor
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I've tried the double sided tape, but as soon as you use it once maybe twice at a push, the stickiness goes. So reverted back to the putty - but am still looking for that alternative.
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I guess, you could use some thermosoftening plastic to crate a kind of small ridge on that part of the pen which can be held between the fingers? Similar to the gecko but a lot smaller.

To cover it, you can first do the Dorty work to the spectator then when bringing the sharpie out, cover the gimmicked part with the ridge with your hand and then take off the cap, place it on top of that "part" so its covered and then draw the X and continue on from there?

I haven't tried this so won't know if it works.

You can find thermosoftening plastic here, I've used it before and its really easy to use:

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORMcard-Handy-S......61173859

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On Jun 19, 2017, PRINCE wrote:
I've tried the double sided tape, but as soon as you use it once maybe twice at a push, the stickiness goes. So reverted back to the putty - but am still looking for that alternative.


You need to buy the proper tape and not the useless crap from the local dollar shop. I can assure you that mine lasts for at least 30 uses.
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Re: stamp getting stuck in protective cap
1. Make sure the putty does not extend over the sides and stays in the indentation on the back of the stamp.
2. Nail a hole through the top of the cap then you can always stick a paper clip or something through to dislodge a stuck cap.
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