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Old 01-29-2007, 03:09 PM
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If it was a two part adhesive or seam sealer, of course it is going to harden up in the mixing tip. If 1k sealer, well then you should close the cut end of the caulk tube with some masking tape to seal it back up. I think most packages of panel adhesive come with two tips in the package (at least the stuff we use), but if you have several patches to do, you may want to by some extras so you have them in case you need them. I don't know what working time you have, but have all your stuff ready so you have your pieces ground, then squeeze out your adhesive (little before applying to patch so the two components are properly mixed). Then you will be able to grab your clamps or screws install the patch and have time to clean up any excess if needed. If you plan things right and have long enough working time, you may be able to do more then one small one at a time so you don't use as many mixing tips. There a buck a piece, but can you believe an old boss use to make us clean them by dumping in lacquer thinner and blowing them out with a blow gun into a rag. The time spent cleaning them, probably was just as cheap to buy another tip.
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