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Old 12-16-2018, 05:17 PM   #61
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Next time you caulk give this a try. Try it on something else first to get the hang of it.

Warm the tube it HOT water, apply a nice tight bead, spray over caulked joint with windex. Now wipe off excess with your finger.
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Old 12-16-2018, 05:27 PM   #62
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Next time you caulk give this a try. Try it on something else first to get the hang of it.

Warm the tube it HOT water, apply a nice tight bead, spray over caulked joint with windex. Now wipe off excess with your finger.

Will windex take the wax off the sides of the MH?
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Old 12-16-2018, 05:48 PM   #63
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Will windex take the wax off the sides of the MH?
If you want to get the caulk to do it's best job of sticking to yir TV: there shouldn't be any wax within spitting distance of it...
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Old 12-16-2018, 05:49 PM   #64
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Will windex take the wax off the sides of the MH?
I really doubt it. But if that's a concern simply mix some liquid detergent with water or some car wash with some water in a spray bottle.

All you are doing is creating a slippery surface so the caulking won't stick to it.

Countertop to backsplash etc this method works well.

Trick is to apply an even as possible bead.

All I can say is practice on something!!!
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Old 12-16-2018, 10:02 PM   #65
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Back in the boatbuilding days, we worked with 3M and their sealants, caulkings, etc. They had a tech/rep that "Taught" us how to apply a perfect bead. Cut the tip to your desired angle, 30-45* works best. Squeeze the trigger to bring the material to the tip. Set the tip on the joint at the angle you trimmed it at. Squeeze the trigger and PUSH the tube down the seam. Pushing the material while squeezing the material out should leave an application that doesn't have to be tooled. By pushing you're forcing the material into the joint.
This method takes time to learn because different materials flow at different speeds, the trigger speed, how fast you move, etc.
I have seen a mess, and I have seen 200ft of rub rail caulked in a single application without stopping.
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Old 12-16-2018, 10:06 PM   #66
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Will windex take the wax off the sides of the MH?
No it will not.
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Old 12-16-2018, 10:11 PM   #67
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thanks all for the replay, I will tell my Wife.
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Old 12-16-2018, 10:56 PM   #68
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I put 4 inch Eternabond tape on every seam, fan, skylight and vents on my roof. I NEVER need to worry about my roof leaking.
Yep that's the way to go. I did my front and rear caps with 6" eternabond and will do the sky light, vents etc. after the holidays.
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Old 12-16-2018, 11:00 PM   #69
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.......... leave an application that doesn't have to be tooled.............. I have seen 200ft of rub rail caulked in a single application without stopping.

I did about 18 inches. The rest needed smoothing. Maybe next time I can do 24 inches??
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Old 12-17-2018, 01:50 AM   #70
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I used 6 inch eternabond on caps and 4 inch everywhere else
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Old 12-17-2018, 04:42 PM   #71
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Like ALL projects you need to have a QUALITY tool to start with!!! Most caulking guns are a POS. COX for one make some quality guns. WALKER I assume would agree.

COX 41004 10 oz. Chilton Rotating Cradle Applicator, Steel
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Old 12-17-2018, 06:41 PM   #72
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Like ALL projects you need to have a QUALITY tool to start with!!! Most caulking guns are a POS. COX for one make some quality guns. WALKER I assume would agree.

COX 41004 10 oz. Chilton Rotating Cradle Applicator, Steel
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I like a pneumatic gun. Set flow rate with the air regulator and you get a nice even flow without the bumps when resetting the pump trigger.


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Old 12-17-2018, 07:01 PM   #73
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"without the bumps when resetting the pump trigger."

The reason I like the one mentioned is I keep the release depressed and control the flow with my fingers, no "bumps".

I can honestly say I have caulked THOUSANDS of yards in my career, by doing so you get the "FEEL" of the caulk use and can do a NICE job.

Production caulking I would consider the air unit but for the smaller areas that would a no go.
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Old 12-18-2018, 12:57 AM   #74
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https://www.ryobitools.com/power-too...hesive-gun_675
It's pretty smooth in speed. Batteries last a decent amount of time. We had several air powered guns in the shop, but most of what we used was manual.
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Old 12-18-2018, 06:30 PM   #75
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Like ALL projects you need to have a QUALITY tool to start with!!! Most caulking guns are a POS. COX for one make some quality guns. WALKER I assume would agree.

COX 41004 10 oz. Chilton Rotating Cradle Applicator, Steel
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Is the 'pullback' setting sufficient to stop the 'ooze'?
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