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Old 08-22-2017, 06:00 PM   #1
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saving dicor after opening

can you save whats unused in the tube after opening? what do you do?
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Old 08-22-2017, 06:03 PM   #2
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can you save whats unused in the tube after opening? what do you do?


I think aluminum foil tape like you would use on duct work works best. Seals tight.
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Old 08-22-2017, 06:07 PM   #3
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Put a large framing nail into the end of tube. The key is to keep a path all the way through the plastic tip into the actual material.
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Old 08-22-2017, 06:16 PM   #4
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I used to just use a red wire nut on caulk tubes and similar. However if you have an Ace Hardware around, see if they have the "Little Red Caps". These things do good, and have other uses too. My biggest problem is remembering where I put the package of them.

EDIT: Here is a link:

http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...ductId=1308335

and usage:

http://www.littleredcap.com/info.htm
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Old 08-22-2017, 07:49 PM   #5
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I stick a long screw or nail in the tip and cover it with w few wraps of painters tape. I also cover the bottom of the tube with painters tape. It will usually keep for a couple of months.
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Old 08-23-2017, 09:49 AM   #6
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I use the caulking tube condoms (aka little red caps) on all my open caulking tubes. Haven't lost a tube since I started using them.

I have several 'tins' of them.

Once you put it on, squeeze a little caulking into it to make it bulge out a little and it'll keep the caulking from curing in the spout.
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Old 08-23-2017, 03:27 PM   #7
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Yep, I cover the both ends of the tube with duct tape and place the tube in the fridge in my shop. Yes I do have to wait for the tube to warm up before using again and usually overnight is enough.
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Old 08-23-2017, 03:33 PM   #8
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Use packaging tape. Air doesn't pass through it like the tapes mentioned. I've had em last years.

A mocap (little red cap) probably works great too. I like that.
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