Softening Polymer Clay for Kemper Clay Gun

Softening Polymer Clay for Kemper Clay Gun

Post by Cristi Baxt » Sat, 05 Jul 1997 04:00:00



Help! I just purchased a Kemper Clay Gun and I am not quite sure what
the best method of softening the clay is? I have heard of petroleum
jelly, hot water run over the gun after the clay is loaded, and using
Sculpey Diluent. Please let me know which of these tricks works the
best, or let me know of something else that might work. Any advice is
appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks

 
 
 

Softening Polymer Clay for Kemper Clay Gun

Post by Helen Fleisch » Thu, 10 Jul 1997 04:00:00




Quote:
>Help! I just purchased a Kemper Clay Gun and I am not quite sure what
>the best method of softening the clay is? I have heard of petroleum
>jelly, hot water run over the gun after the clay is loaded, and using
>Sculpey Diluent. Please let me know which of these tricks works the
>best, or let me know of something else that might work. Any advice is
>appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>Thanks


Just make sure your clay is well conditioned, soft enough to draw like
wire without snapping. Then get yourself a caulking gun and use that
to push your clay gun, so you don't kill your hands. I got a cheap
caulking gun from the dollar store and padded the pusher with a round
*** thingie designed to keep doorknobs from punching holes in the
wall (came in a 2 pack from the same store) and made a cushioned rest
for the clay gun up at the slot in the caulking gun with a horseshoe
shaped *** dog toy. All in all, my clay gun pusher cost me $3. Not
a bad price to save so much wear and tear on the hands and the gun.


 Helen "Halla" Fleischer
 Fantasy and Fiber Artist