By J. Kevin Shea
When dealing with bead issues, particularly during cool weather, a hair dryer should never be used to soften the bead and wall section. Boiling water is recommended instead.
Hot water will simply soften the liner without creating any deterioration of the material itself and/or the print integrity, while at the same time allowing the bead to be easily snapped into the track. By using a hair dryer, builders run the risk of burning through the vinyl, if not attended to properly.
One tip for keeping hot water readily available on the job site is to utilize a single-burner camping stove. After boiling the water in a pot or teakettle, it is simply poured directly onto the liner.
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