I use the metal nail file on the tip of the wood burning tool. If you look at it, you will notice that it starts to turn black, just file the ends/sides of the tip. If I notice that it is starting to turn my ribbon brown, I stop and file the tip. Then I just recut the end of the piece that just turned brown, just trim real close to my original cut. Did that make sense?
Originally Posted by leilei1202
When you say you file the gunk off the tip... Do you mean off the tip of the woodburning tool? What do you do if the ribbon has already been burned on the ends? I've been trimming the edges of the korker curls that have brown on them and then using a lighter to reseal, but this takes FOREVER!