If you have ever had a plug in a Vettec cartridge you know how frustrating it can be to get the material flowing again. The key to not getting a plugged cartridge is not to hit the release button on the back of the dispensing gun untill the mix tip has been removed. You have unmixed material sitting at the back of the tip, when you release pressure it sucks material back in the tube and BAM there's your plug. So don't hit the button!!!!
It is essential to dispense a small amount of material out of the cartridge before putting the mix tip on. Many users open the tube and do not level the material before they start dispensing it onto the foot. This can result in the materials being unable to mix properly and therefore, not performing properly.
Because Vettec products will bond to anything, even moisture, it is critical that moisture levels in the hoof be regulated before application. Since we first introduced our line of adhesive materials, we have instructed that before applying Vettec materials, you must dry the hoof thoroughly. All hooves contain natural moisture and must be dried for the product to achieve the appropriate bond to the sole. Notice the moisture ring in the top picture to the right, this is the natural moisture that a hoof produces, even if it appears dry.
Do your boots have holes in them from working out in the field or the barn? Don't toss them out and replace them, fix them! Vettec's new SG-20 Adhesive is perfect for the job.
SG-20 is made of a propriety blend of two-part poly-urethane adhesive material that adheres to dry neoprene, poly-urethane, and canvas making it ideal for repairing many different styles of Muck Boots™, frog toggs®, Xtra Tuff boots and foul weather gear.
Last week was the first class of 2014 for Lookout Mountain School of Horsesheoing and their introduction to Vettec products. Lynne Myers created a SuperFast shoe and let one of the students finish it to get an idea of how easy it is to use. Lane McNew and Lynne also went over the basics of gluing on shoe with Adhere. Lynne will go back in a couple weeks for their hands on clinic day. This group is anxious to try everything!
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