Fragile Needle

Posted by Norm Musgrove on February 08, 2013 (0 Comments)

The Drislide Needle Applicator is Fragile. Made of a thin steel stem, hand crimped to a base or hub, to self-thread the needle applicator onto the top of our 4oz plastic spout top bottles. While the needles are 100% metal, it is a thin needle meant to apply very small amounts of Drislide, so be careful when using. 

Needle may also clog. This happens when the rubber tip is left off the top of the needle for too long. A black rubber tip is provided with every needle and should be placed back on the tip of the needle when not in use. If the rubber tip is left off the top of the needle too long, air gets down in the needle and can dry up the moly inside the needle, causing a small clog. 

Suggestions on unclogging the needle: Run warm water through the needle to loosen or free up any small or fresh clogs. For more stubborn clogs, allow to soak overnight in mineral spirits, rubbing alcohol, or a degreaser parts cleaner. After an overnight soaking, if available, blow air through the needle to clear. The use of a can of compressed air may help. We've been told that some have had success threading a thin string through the needle like a guitar string to push through and break up the clog, and have even had one customer use a piece of uncooked thin pasta to break up a clog! 

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