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Old 05-20-2007, 11:12 AM   #1
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Does anyone have any suggestions for the removal of roofing cement patch from my very expensive caulking gun?

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Old 05-20-2007, 11:42 AM   #2
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gasoline or mineral spirits

Next time buy a cheapy from wallyworld and throw it away when your done.

Good luck

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gojo, orange cleaner, bug and tar remover.
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Goof Off, Acetone, Tolulene & MEK

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P.S. Next time someone who is very sloppy with a caulk gun will be using it, spray it with WD-40 first.

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WD40 will work well on the tar based stuff....
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Does anyone have any suggestions for the removal of roofing cement patch from my very expensive caulking gun?
Curious: How expensive can this caulking gun be?
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Curious: How expensive can this caulking gun be?
It's all relative, I've seen caulking guns for $1.99 and all the way up to $13.99. $13.99 is very expensive, if you ask me.
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It's all relative, I've seen caulking guns for $1.99 and all the way up to $13.99. $13.99 is very expensive, if you ask me.
FWIW - To me: $13.99 for a decent no-drip caulking gun is average price.
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Shocking. They have batter powered caulking guns nowadays.
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I bougt a battery operated variable speed caulking gun back around 1988, for a job that I had to install several thousand feet of 1/4" bead caulk.

I didn't want my right forearm looking like a gorrillas compared to my left arm. I have also spent up to $ 30.00 to $ 40.00 for some real nice ones, but I quickly learned, they grow legs faster than the cheaper ones do.

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For a job like yours, I see the need. It's still a 2 hand operation though, as the battery powered device is obviously heavier.
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Hello,

We have used air powered caulk gun too. Unfortunatly they grow legs also. We use brake cleaner to clean caulking guns and nail guns.

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