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 Post subject: Fugi kit
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:18 pm 
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The Fugi kit from Cramer is used for tooling off silicone sealant after it has been applied. You normally have a short working time with silicone before it starts to cure. Once it has started to cure it forms a skin on the surface making it impossible to tool the silicone and get it looking neat.

The Fugi kit costs about £13 and includes 5 siliconing tools and two guide rails. The guide rails can be connected to the larger shaping tools to prevent them from slipping into any grout lines when tooling silicone that is against a tiled surface.

By using the Fugi kit it is possible to get a decent looking silicone bead with very little experience. Obviously the professionals will have been using these tool for years but many people still do not know they exist.

I have made a couple of videos using the Fugi kit, which will help those will no experience when it comes to applying silicone-




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Spot on Chez. Fugi kit and that Dow Corning is the best combo for a decent silicon finish.

Haven't tried the rails yet, seems like a good idea :thumbright:

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Don't forget to spray some soapy water mate before tooling :thumbright: .



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Just bought one of the Fugi kits - I'll have a chance to use it on this weeks kitchen fit and will report back with another opinion and pictures if possible. :-)

Is the soapy water thing really required? I suppose it should stop the residue stain that you sometimes get.


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Bill Darr wrote:
Just bought one of the Fugi kits - I'll have a chance to use it on this weeks kitchen fit and will report back with another opinion and pictures if possible. :-)

Is the soapy water thing really required? I suppose it should stop the residue stain that you sometimes get.


Yes mate imo. Does exactly that because on certain materiel it will come back to haunt you.


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Don't forget to spray some soapy water mate before tooling :thumbright: .


I haven't tried the soapy water with the tools yet although I have used it when smoothing the silicone by hand.

I'll give it a go the next time I use silicone :thumbright:

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ive used soapy water in the past before i got one of them fugi kits. on the kit box it says no soapy water requiered


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I use to do maintenance in some of the hotels in London and the guy there, who use to do all the siliconing always sprayed his joint before tooling.
He said if you don't it can leave a residue, which in time will attract the dust and dirt :dunno:
So since then always done it.
I use these, :thumbleft: might be of interest for getting in tight spots behind baths. :thumbleft:
http://www.sealantsonline.co.uk/Product ... us/OTT0050



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transitboy wrote:
I use these, :thumbleft: might be of interest for getting in tight spots behind baths. :thumbleft:
http://www.sealantsonline.co.uk/Product ... us/OTT0050


FUGENFUX!! I wonder who came up with that name :huray:


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Why oh why oh why ?????

Bought this Fugi kit two weeks ago ..... WHY have I never been told about this before?
Decades of stress and worry, masking tape which only leaves an edge, trying to get a constant finger pressure without the excess covering EVERYTHING.....?

Its a hidden knowledge thing isn’t it, same as when pro decorators caulk an internal corner before fitting embossed wallpaper!
Keep it from the masses .... and me!!!!

Now i have used it, the force is with me, you can not stop me now ....... mmmeeeeehhhhaaaaahhhhaaaa

sorry got carried away there. Its a good piece of kit which I will always now have and use and at 12ish quid, I cant fault.



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Nothing wrong with getting excited about fugi's...They really are that good!! Glad you've seen the light :thumbright:

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I don't have a fancy fugi set but I do have the lidl cheapies and they are awesome. At some point I will get a fugi set though as I think the guides for working with grouted tiles will be very useful.


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This kit really is a hidden gem! Incredible professional looking beads. Thanks a bunch for highlighting this tool!


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I'm another secret Fugi user, Wes, is there anything I can do about it?

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Just bought on off of fleabay to see what all the fuss is about!


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