Loading The Gun
If you are not using a follow plate, place the end of the gun down into
the material about 2-3" and pull up on push rod. Using your pointer
finger, scrape material off gun until it is clean, then wipe your
finger. This helps reduce mess. It is advisable to have a small 5-quart
pail with water and a cloth for clean-up after each filling.
Clean-Up At End Of Day
Put remaining caulk or chink back into pail and seal it. Place gun into a
pail of water with cap removed and pull up on the push rod. Keep doing
this until gun is clean of material. Unscrew the back trigger mechanism
and spray a light lubricant like WD-40 into the back and into the gun
chamber. Leave gun open until it is dry. This will help keep the
interior from rusting. Wipe exterior of the gun with a light oil.
If gun is not maintained and a buildup of material develops on or in the
gun, remove it by first soaking with brush and roller cleaner. After
softening of material occurs, the interior can be cleaned with a 2" or
3" wire wheel attached to a 1/4 inch drill extension.
Other Trouble Shooting: Gun Will Not Fill
The leathers are probably either worn or dried out. With leathers in the
gun, place the end of the gun in warm water and keep pulling up on push
rod until water is pulled into the gun chamber. If you are working in
the fall, the material may be cold and leak fluid. Either keep the
material in a heated space or place the pail of material in a tub of
Leathers Are Buckled
The leathers will lose shape if stored or soaked in water too long. A well-maintained gun will give you a much better chinking or
caulking experience, so do clean it daily; if you are unable to clean
daily, place the gun in a plastic bag and seal it up until you can take
the time to clean it.