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I have over 3000 feet of trim Tex to install and was wondering what is the fastest and strongest way of installing them. Is the hopper or the tube applicator the best method? What is the best roller to use on them to squeeze the mud out? Thanks in advance for any info
 

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I do all my trim tex with a marshaltown, or a goldblatt, or even a dewalt;)
 

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On most trim tex products you want to use spray glue and staples. A hand stapler or light air stapler works just fine , you dont want a long staple ( 5/8 max.,3/8 min.). On the newer mudset beads you will use mud in place of glue and a roller to set in place. A taping mud or heavy glue filled mud works best. You can add glue , Mud Max by trim tex recommended . I will still use a few nails or staples on the Mudset bead to hold til mud dries. A mud applicator head on a compound tube speeds up installing the mudset. The install depends on what you are faster at and what tools you have.
 

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Sorry..my bad. I was in a hurry when I wrote that. It is all outside corners (90's). I have always put the mud on with my knife and squeezed it out with my roller but that was for 5-10 sticks. For this much the hopper or the bazooka tube has got to be faster. Just want to know which method is best. Not fast and flimsy though.
 

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In the building I am currently working in, they installed trim tex for some inside corners and some outside corners. They used an glue of some sort I believe it started with a N.
 

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3m makes a vinyl drywall accessory spray adhesive. Spray the bead, spray the wall..stick and align somewhat quickly. For extra hold, 1/2" staples. Done! We will cut them on a miter saw if we have a lot of bead to set or if he windows are drywall returns. Makes the miters perfect.
 

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the mud set beed is fast..I just use my tube..lay the beed on the floor and run a beed of mud on it. pick it up and slap it into place ..use the trimtex roller and your done
 

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Back in the 90's I installed al the specialty beads for the co I worked for

I found stapling to be the best method. (For me)
I did glue with 3M 77 on occasion.

And I also installed beads in quite a few multi million dollar shacks an installed all the bead in them. I had to use string lines down long corridors, lining up all columns and coffer beads to be exact. That was a major pain and very challenging at times.

Staples and screws
 

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TimelessQuality said:
Doesn't anyone use metal and a clincher anymore?
I asked my supplier about them as in the UK they were pretty common. He said they used to sell a few but hardly anyone uses metal anymore so they stopped selling them. What I like about the rolls of bead is I can have a lot if feet of material in the trailer and it not take up any room. You never know when you may need it to repair something.
 

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TimelessQuality said:
Doesn't anyone use metal and a clincher anymore?
Yes they still use them here. Production jobs.

The homes I worked on the hangers would clinch all the bead on then I would come in and level, and plumb it up
 

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Yes they still use them here. Production jobs.

The homes I worked on the hangers would clinch all the bead on then I would come in and level, and plumb it up
Sorry, i only used metal bead and clincher for like 6 months or so. How would you level and plumb after its been clinched?
 
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