for those that use sikalex or equivalent,....how do u stop it setting hard when you not using it...i cant always use a whole tube and dont get up to the caravan very often to work on it, so keep wasting alot of sealant and nozzles
Message posted by tango5513/7/2014 at 12:16am Outfit: Coachman Amara 450 2 + Volvo V50 Location: Sutton Coldfield
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It shouldn't set hard if it's still in the tube plus there should be a small cone cover that fits over the nozzle to avoid it going hard anyway. I have had a tube of 'Seamseal CV' which is the same as Sikaflex for about 5 years now and had to use it about 6 months ago but the sealant inside was still useable. If you are using a triggered application gun then you also need to press the release trigger off after each individual run of sealant application to terminate the pressure from within the tube.
Hi sikaflex will set hard, also even without opening as it has a short shelf life check this date on the cartridge before you buy it. once used remove nozzle clean out nozzle with a bit of rag and a stick, then put a piece of polythene over end of cartridge and screw nozzle back on to make a seal. but it wont keep for long.
blimey, ok , thanks for that,...so i am best off having enough work planned to use a whole cartridge in one day,....my caravan has always got the work needed to use it, its just the time to do it all at once is the issue lol