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  1. Pickwickpick

    Pickwickpick Plumber

    Just having flick through latest Screwfix mailer that came through the door yesterday and they are doing their own brand silicone, caulk, adhesive... in foils wraps instead of the usual plastic tube. Its the same price but you get iirc 400ml instead of 320ml.

    Has anyone got any experience of using these? You have to use a different mastic gun which isn't the end of the world, but I'm wandering how well it works when you switch between different colours of silicone, or need to use e.g. caulk instead. Is it practical to clean the mastic gun out and switch over or would you realistically need a different gun for each? Not sure how messy they inside the mastic gun.
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  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Need a special gun

    And can't switch like normal tubes need to clean it out
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  3. Pickwickpick

    Pickwickpick Plumber

    Yeh was worried that might be the case, I suppose its maybe ok for the white silicone I use the most and stick to the normal gun for everything else.
  4. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber Top Contributor!!

    I tried em quite a while ago and got fed up with 'em. Went back to the ease of use of traditional. If you're doing the same thing day in day out then I feel they're good.
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  5. Rob Foster

    Rob Foster Top Contributor!!

    Foil wraps ...hmmm sound a bit dogey ...maybe the local smackheads should go on the mailing list Rob Foster aka centralheatking
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    WC1 Active Member

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