Normally small pumps like that are self priming but I've also not used them on the resin. Though I know on some lotion bottles, you have to turn the top to get it to "pop up" but I don't think that would be the same for the pumps you're using. What I would do is see if there is a clog in the line. Take it out (wipe off any excess so that it's not making a mess) find a really thin piece of long wire and carefully run it up the tube. If it goes all the way up to the pump part without a problem then if it's still not working then try using that same wire to carefully check the out end of the pump. I've seen liquid soap dispensers get a clog in the pump part and have had luck clearing it out like that. If it still doesn't prime, you might need to change the pump out. I hope this helps.
i had to remove my pump from the thicker material, i think its the A side. its just too viscous to get out with a pump.. i was having to heat up the bottle to get it loose and that sped up the cure time.. so i went back to just pouring it out
Sounds like that might be what you have to do - just pour it instead of the pump. Though using a pump probably would be easier, if it's not coming out easy then that defeats the purpose of having it. A larger pump with a larger tube that is meant to handle larger amounts of material might work too but I'm not exactly sure about how to find a clean unused one to test that idea out.
Post by catspraise on Feb 16, 2019 12:57:23 GMT -5
I use the pumps with both Amazing Clear Cast & the Water Clear resin products. With the Amazing Clear Cast, it helps to warm the bottle in a hot water bath before using to make it easier to pump. Either way I have found the flow to be the same amount. As for priming...just keep pumping to get the product in the pump. I know it's a pain but I prefer using the pumps so much more accurate. It also cuts down on my spills and wasted product.
Post by Andrea Barnard on Dec 13, 2019 13:18:17 GMT -5
I bought the gallon bottles just to be able to use the pump instead of pouring. I don't want to heat up the entire bottle every time I use it. Really disappointed. I wish this was stated on the site before I made the purchase. Now I'm lugging a full gallon bottle and trying to pour! And, the pumps cost over $5 each!
.......the site states the size as being a gallon, so you knew that going in. Blaming Amulite for your disappointment doesn't change things as far as I'm concerned. Pump what you need into mixing cups as you would prior to mixing,then heat. I considered pumps myself, but I just pour from the gallon jugs into smaller quart size containers w/ screw on lids...lot easier to handle and less mess.
I use the 10lb. tubs of Plat 25 and I use a small serving ladle to dip out what I need and it's a lot easier for me to handle them that way. When you buy the larger containers, you usually are mixing larger amounts at a time so using the pumps usually wouldn't be helpful. If you bought them because you are using the product a lot so need to keep more on hand, then it is usually better to pour some of it to a smaller container and using the pumps on those.