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Old 07-10-2011, 08:00 AM   #16
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Lots of great ideas, thanks a million! I'm making up some "test corners" out of 1x scraps to try out the different techniques and see what works best for me. Practice will hopefully make perfect.
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Lots of great ideas, thanks a million! I'm making up some "test corners" out of 1x scraps to try out the different techniques and see what works best for me. Practice will hopefully make perfect.
Good idea... Lastly, I'd recommend buying yourself a halfway decent caulk gun, and don't be afraid to pick up some speed as you lay the bead. The key is matching the pressure that you are squeezing with the speed that you move the gun. If you try to be too careful and go to slow, you'll have no chance. That is the #1 mistake that I see.
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Saliva does work the best but after the first lick I prefer the spit technique over licking my fingers.
So you prefer to spit....
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Iíd rather spit on my finger than lick it, thatís some nasty tasting stuff and that flavor lingers around for quite awhile too.
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Iíd rather spit on my finger than lick it, thatís some nasty tasting stuff and that flavor lingers around for quite awhile too.
If you lube it up well enough the first time, it won't stick to your finger at all... I have to say, I've never gotten the taste of quad in my mouth, although I'm sure its been a healthy cocktail of lead dust and all the delicious carcinogens in the caulk.
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Went to a training show for my work a couple years back. Had a demo from an OSI rep.

Recommendation was alcohol wipe prep and a soap mixture for sweeping. We use a non-surfactant detergent (Dreft or Ivory Snow baby laundry det) in a spray bottle. Mist over bead or onto fingers. Works nice .

And definitely, without a doubt, OSI Quad is the way to go.
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Went to a training show for my work a couple years back. Had a demo from an OSI rep.

Recommendation was alcohol wipe prep and a soap mixture for sweeping. We use a non-surfactant detergent (Dreft or Ivory Snow baby laundry det) in a spray bottle. Mist over bead or onto fingers. Works nice .

And definitely, without a doubt, OSI Quad is the way to go.
What ratio of soap to water do you use?

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