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Old 06-14-2020, 09:11 AM
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Default Proseal Cleanup

Just starting my tanks.Any good tips on removing Proseal from large and small syringes?
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Old 06-14-2020, 09:42 AM
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I only used the big one to lay down the final bead. All the fay sealing was done with tongue depressor craft sticks. I tossed the used syringes. It may come out after it cures but that would be a long break waiting.
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Old 06-14-2020, 10:00 AM
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I used the ziplock bag trick as mentioned in the instructions. Worked out fine except when I used the pleated kind. Dont use the pleated zip lock bags.

But like others, I think I probably have some proseal still on the ceiling.
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Old 06-14-2020, 10:08 AM
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I found with the cartridges that you fill manually (for the Semco pneumatic applicator), if you just wait a couple of days for the sealant to cure, you can just pull on it and it will come out as mostly one big chunk. It's very resilient. Might work with a syringe.
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Old 06-14-2020, 10:41 AM
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I get my syringes from the farm store, usually less than a buck a piece.

Not worth the time to clean them so they go in the trash...
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Old 06-14-2020, 11:01 AM
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I get my syringes from the farm store, usually less than a buck a piece.

Not worth the time to clean them so they go in the trash...
This. Alternately the baggie method.
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Old 06-14-2020, 12:00 PM
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I use a combination of Popsicle sticks, tongue depressors, throw away farm syringes, and baggies, depending on what I am doing. I split a tongue depressor in half and to a pointy end for dolloping on pro-seal over rivet heads in a swirling motion. A little heat from a hair dryer helps make the stuff flow better and assures a good bond void of any trapped air bubbles. I don't reuse the syringes so I just throw them out after use.
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Old 06-14-2020, 01:30 PM
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We did this all the time when I was working. Let it cure in the syringe, take an air nozzle and put it on the nipple. Shoots it across the hanger every time, two seconds of digging the plunger out of cured PRC and your good to go many many more times.
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Old 06-14-2020, 01:54 PM
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Thanks for all the sage advice. When installing the stiffners I used my Semco gun and cartridges, cleanup was very easy after waiting 24 hours. Only issue is that the residual ( long nozzle + underneath the plunger) is about 15-20g of Proseal that becomes useless. That equates to about 1 rib worth of Proseal lost per application when using the Semco. Tomorrow, I’m going to try the syringes and use the Semco with a shorter nozzle for the final flange trim out of the ribs once they are all riveted in place....trying to refine the fine line between efficiency and effectiveness. I’ve already known that drywall and cake decorating are two professions that never have to worry about my taking their work. Proseal applicators may soon join the ranks.
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Old 06-14-2020, 08:27 PM
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I had a couple of used small Semco tubes, hooked the small diameter air nozzle to the air hose and the cap came out like a shot and the nozzle (short) Proseal came out pretty easy too. A little acetone and they looked like new.
I agree with Larry, syringe and tongue depressor/ popsicle stick for buttering the ribs, Semco Gun to lay the beads.

One last question- can I mix up Proseal in the syringes and put them in the chiller to prevent the Proseal from curing too fast?
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