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Old 06-24-2019, 11:45 PM
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Question Flox tool question

Guys, what tools are you using to apply flox?

I have used popsicle sticks (large and small) and flex putty knives but can't seen to find a tool to apply small amounts neatly into corners.

What are you using?
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Old 06-24-2019, 11:59 PM
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Yellow plastic bondo spreaders from auto body shop.

You can cut/shape as needed.

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Old 06-25-2019, 04:05 AM
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Old 06-25-2019, 05:10 AM
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Old 06-25-2019, 05:13 AM
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In a corner, the rounded tip of a Sharpie marker worked well for me. I also have a 4" length of 3/8" o.d. Teflon pipe that's handy on straight corners. The technique I used was to mask off the area on either side of the bead, apply the flox, then remove the masking tape with the excess flox. One final pass with the tool feathered out the edges. Sometimes I would use peel-ply over the joint.
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Old 06-25-2019, 08:29 AM
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I trim popsicle sticks to the shape I want. Any shape, as long as it's small. Metal cutters and a file for clean up, with scissors also working.

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Old 06-25-2019, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by David Paule View Post
I trim popsicle sticks to the shape I want. Any shape, as long as it's small. Metal cutters and a file for clean up, with scissors also working.

Yeah, I do the same with tongue depressors. Can trim to most any shape ...
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Old 06-25-2019, 08:59 AM
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Default Caulk tool?

I haven?t worked flox,... but have used the caulk tools. Suspect they would work on small corners. The yellow spreaders mentioned earlier would be needed for larger areas.

Quick online search should get some good pics.
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Old 06-25-2019, 09:26 AM
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I've also taken to using some cheap silicon kitchen spatulas, both Mini and regular sized. I like that they are super flexible and easy to clean and reuse.

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Old 06-25-2019, 11:17 AM
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Is your mix too thick to apply with a 'horse syringe' ? That would get it into the corner, and then you could dress it with fillet tool of choice.
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