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Old 19 December 2015, 09:57   #1
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Using Sikaflex

Just been down to the boat to do a few jobs, try as I might I just could not get the sikaflex to come out of the tube. Brand new tube, and yes I did pierce the cap, but it was just to thick. I ended up cutting the top off of the tube and spreading it on with my best screwdriver.

Would warming it up help?

Any other ideas?

Andy
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Yeah warming it helps, we get this alot as the stores are always absolutely freezing!

just leave it in a bowl of hot water for a few minutes, should sort it right out buddy
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I normally leave it on the dash with blower on hot
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And conversely if using a part tube cling film or seal it well and keep in the freezer to stop it going off.
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Thanks guys, as soon as the fingers have recovered I will give it another go.
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is it 291? it's not usually that bad, especially considering the mild weather. Have you got a GOOD mastic gun? It sounds like it might be old stock that's starting to go off.
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especially considering the mild weather.
He said last weekend... We had snow up here last weekend...
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He said last weekend... We had snow up here last weekend...

Yes, but he's in Fareham
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Bought a new gun, planning to try again soon, will post the results
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Have you got a GOOD mastic gun?.
Agreed. I tidied my workshop the other day and noticed that I'd somehow acquired 6 mastic guns. 5 went in the bin, total shite.

Along with non gun applied asserol expanding foam, uncontrollable, one shot mayhem in a can.
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