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RTV tube dispenser #5282283 12/01/19 06:37 PM
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[Linked Image from fototime.com]

If you have ever tried to lay a bead of RTV on a transmission or oil pan, water pump, valve cover, rear axle cover, etc. you know how tiring on your hands it can be squeezing the tube just the right amount while trying to hold the tip steady. With this pistol grip dispenser you have much greater control and power from leverage action. Standard 3 oz tube shown, not included. $15 shipped in the USA. Paypal OK.

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Re: RTV tube dispenser [Re: atikovi] #5282346 12/01/19 07:48 PM
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A soup can filled with hot water will soften it up enough to make squeezing pretty easy

Re: RTV tube dispenser [Re: atikovi] #5282353 12/01/19 08:00 PM
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Which messes up the cure time. There is a reason it's called ROOM TEMPERATURE vulcanizing.

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Originally Posted by atikovi
Which messes up the cure time. There is a reason it's called ROOM TEMPERATURE vulcanizing.

RTV cures upon exposure to air. Warming it before application will not negatively affect the cure time.

Re: RTV tube dispenser [Re: atikovi] #5282382 12/01/19 08:40 PM
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Heat generally speeds up the cure time of chemicals, but ok.

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Originally Posted by atikovi
Heat generally speeds up the cure time of chemicals, but ok.

And I said that heat would not negatively affect the cure time.

It will improve it.

Re: RTV tube dispenser [Re: atikovi] #5282388 12/01/19 08:46 PM
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That's the opposite of what you want on something that takes a few minutes to lay out.

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Originally Posted by atikovi
That's the opposite of what you want on something that takes a few minutes to lay out.

He didn't say boil the stuff.

If I can complete a complex assembly on a 110+ degree day, after removing the tube of RTV from a metal locker sitting in the sun, warming it slightly before applying it will do no harm.

Seriously, man.

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I've always used a Roller Key


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I use the Motorcraft stuff that you use with a caulking gun.


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The issue I have had is keeping it from drying out. Even with the cap secured it seems to only last maybe a week before most of the tube is dried out.


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OP, thanks for the photos.
I've never seen a dispenser like that.

What I've always done when using a 'sealant' in a metallic tube is;
roll the tube up as it's used / keep tapping the rolled end with a hammer to keep it tight & compact.


If not, as you would squeeze the tube, the contents have a tendency of moving in the wrong direction.


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Pistol grip gives more control and a uniform output as you squeeze the trigger.

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