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Old 02-02-2012, 01:33 AM   #16
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Donít forget a good caulking gun. The $4 gun wonít do it.
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The premium guns at Big Blue/Orange aren't bad either. The stamped steel cheapos are crapola though and will not give you good modulation of the caulk disbursement.
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These are the ones Iíve been using for the last couple of years. Iím sure there are better guns out there but this is the best my lumberyard has to offer and works just fine.
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I agree with both comments above. You can find something good enough for $15-$20. The key is learning how it works, as in how much pressure to use, and how much extra material will come out between pumps so that you can control your speed without leaving lumps.
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The premium guns at Big Blue/Orange aren't bad either.
i think that's what i got. it is black in color and was around $10. it was advertised as more advanced than the $3 orange ones. previously, i had invested in a $15 Raptor that i got at Ferguson plumbing supply store but that proved to be a total POS
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i think that's what i got. it is black in color and was around $10. it was advertised as more advanced than the $3 orange ones. previously, i had invested in a $15 Raptor that i got at Ferguson plumbing supply store but that proved to be a total POS
How could it be that bad with a name like RAPTOR !?
... You should be set with the orange and black one at HD. I have a couple of those.
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Gun aside, if you’re using Quad (or any other poly caulk) be sure to have a rag and some paint thinner by your side.

That stuff sticks to everything whether you want it or not.

If you get it on your clothes, it’s there for life.

Get it in your hair…..you’ll have to cut it out.

The good news is... it will wear off your skin in 2 or 3 days if you pick at it enough.
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Gun aside, if youíre using Quad (or any other poly caulk) be sure to have a rag and some paint thinner by your side.

That stuff sticks to everything whether you want it or not.

If you get it on your clothes, itís there for life.

Get it in your hairÖ..youíll have to cut it out.

The good news is... it will wear off your skin in 2 or 3 days if you pick at it enough.
That is why I hate that stuff.

Make you look like you work in a marshmallow factory and forgot to wash your hands.

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unrelated to this particular application, do you guys have any idea how Quad bonds to plastic and whether it could be used to patch small gaps watertight?

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It bonds fabulously to plastic... On patching small gaps, that depends...
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It bonds fabulously to plastic... On patching small gaps, that depends...
well, i'm into whitewater kayaking and, occasionaly, boats break on impact with rocks and then most people plastic weld them, which is a colossal P.I.A. recently, there is a product called GFlex epoxy, which works like a fiberglass cloth patch with epoxy and hardener, which makes it easier, even on plastic boats (this was an innovation cause such patching was only possible on fiberglass boats before). now, i was thinking, if this Quad stuff is as strudy as you're saying, can it be used to fix gashes maybe up to an inch wide and a few inches long if you put something on the other side of the hull to stop it from dripping through, i.e. hold it in place as a mould until it hardens.

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It bonds fabulously to plastic... On patching small gaps, that depends...
I feel like this is an ad for Mighty Putty.

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I would use it for that purpose at your own risk. I like it, but that is probably asking a bit too much. The mighty putty might be better.
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no, the putty won't do
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Best thing to do for fixing plastic in that situation is to weld it.

You can buy a plastic welder for cheap and donor plastic of the same material can be your filler.

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