Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sevierville, TN
LOL I know what you mean! It had a slight learning curve for me too.
What I found was that when you start the tube, you HAVE to make sure to squirt some into the plastic bag first and make sure its mixing/dispensing both sides equally. I neglected to do that a couple times and it just doesnt do right and remains kinds weird and sticky/greasy. If you watch the videos, they show to do that before applying it. I use a helper so I can be super fast and they have the tube freshly primed for me after I heat the foot. Also, don't pull the plastic hard...wiggle it and coax it off gently. Its still curing for 20 minutes after its applied, its basically "soft set" after a min or two.
Also, I prefer the big gun (50 dollars but you can sometimes get it for free if you can pony up and buy 6 tubes at a time) and cartridges over the little tubes. I feel like it does better and gives you a little more room for making sure its mixing right. Maybe ask your farrier if you buy the tube and tips if hed use his gun to apply it (assuming he has one?) so you don't need to buy one? Might be cheaper in the long run than the little do it yourself tubes. Those kits are about 30 bucks and one big tube is about the same cost, but you need to buy tips also. If you use it with shoes, you can have the farrier put the mesh under the shoe to give it more staying power also and maybe use the blue CS instead to keep thrush away. Oh and you need one tip per foot as it hardens up in the used tip in between feet and can't be reused.
Also, if your going to use it often, Invest the 20 bucks into a real heat gun. You can get them at Lowes. They are actually for paint or something. Be careful. They get very hot and can singe hair but work way better than a hairdryer. I keep a good distance and keep it moving testing the sole with my other hand to be sure I don't get it too hot.
Married to my One! 10-11-13 Steampunk style:)
Last edited by Trinity3205; 09-16-2012 at 11:28 PM.