Preparing the FuseFX Syringe
For professional use only
These simple instructions on how to open syringes may
sound silly, but it can really avoid making a mess.
During packaging process, the insertion of the plunger causes a
little air and pressure to build up. If the tips are cut without
preparing the syringe
as per the instructions below, the
pressure will cause a small amount of material to squirt out over your
work surface and all over the knife blade.
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by removing the END CAP located between the plungers. SAVE
CAP, you will need it to close/cap the tip of the syringe when not in
the syringe with the tip pointing up
for at least 20 to 30 minutes, this will ensure that
all the air floats to the tip.
CAREFULLY cut off the tips of the syringe with a
sharp knife. Lightly run the tip of knife in the small opening to make
sure there is no “burrs”. Test fit the end cap to make sure it fits
You will notice
that there is a flat side and a round side to the cap. Line-up the flat
side of the cap with the flat side of the syringe tip.
Apply a small pressure so the cap will "snap on". DO NOT USE EXCESSIVE
FORCE. If it does not snap into place, lightly run the
tip of knife again in the small opening to make sure there is no other
silicone paint is now ready to
use or if you wish, you can "prime" the syringe (see below).
the end cap back on the syringe tip when not in use.
opened, store the FuseFX syringes downwards on the Syringe
This will ensure that any air bubbles remain at the top.
Priming the FuseFX
syringes. This is not necessary, but it will give you a
balanced amount of material until the tube is empty.
During the filling process,
some air does get trapped and you may want to "prime" the syringe.
Some extra paint
material has been added to the syringes for this purpose.
How to prime
Once the syringe tips have
been cut and de-burred as described above, place the syringe back on
the holder, tip up, this again will ensure that all
the air bubbles are at the top.
Now take the syringe and
squirt out the air into a small cup until the paint comes out evenly.
You don't have to squirt out much, only a little bit to ensure the
tubes are equal. You don't need to remove all of the air
out either, a little bit is fine.
Once primed, you are ready
to use the paint.