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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:02 am 
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I thought I would say about these thingies.

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They are for use when you silicone a "gap" no idea who makes them, 4 in a packet, each with more than one profile, so simple to use, took all of 30 seconds to do the hand basin. The other thing is if you (as you will) squidge some where you shouldn't you can use the flat edge to remove the surplus, I then used toilet tissue to clean the thingie.

Better than credit card as these flex, (C cards don't flex too well) and better than a wet thumb.

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Fugi is the main maker, but other companies make them. Lidl often sell a set that is very similar to the basic Fugi set and is very good. Had mine about 5-6 years now.


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Cramer also do a version with a removeable "bars" which means that they can be run across the gap between two tiles yet still leave a smooth joint. More expensive, but very handy, that!

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There' a really useful video about siliconing on YouTube:



A bit controversial in places, but good advice, I'd say and 19 minutes well spent if you.ve ever struggled with siliconing (shows the "bar" in use at about 16:24)

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I would like to get a set with the guides, I think they could be very handy. At the moment when doing tiles I skew the tool slightly so it bridges across the gap, not perfect but gives a better finish than holding it totally perpendicular and getting a deep divot across each joint.


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