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Old 09-23-2003, 10:06 PM
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Ok, I've got a small squeeze tube of 5200. I try to use it frequently to keep it from setting up, but I just can't use it fast enough. What are your tricks for keeping this stuff fresh?
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Old 09-23-2003, 10:12 PM
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When it gets to hard by the front of the tube, I poke a hole in the rear and more comes out. LOL, that sounded bad huh.
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buy a new tube!!
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Old 09-23-2003, 10:18 PM
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keep it in the fridge!!!
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buy a new tube!!


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When I'm thru with it, I cap it and squeeze the excess back towards the back of the tube leaving the part next to the cap flat. Then I take a pen and press the flat against a table making it real flat and then I fold the end in a z. This keeps the hard plug from sticking very far in the tube. When it's time to reuse, I smash the bottom of the tube to fill the neck and then I open the plug up with a drill bit and most of the time it pulls the plug right out. I've never lost a tube yet since I've been doing this.
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Thanks for the tips guys
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