How to Use a Boat Shrink Wrap Gun How to Use a Boat Shrink Wrap Gun

What You'll Need
Boat shrink wrap gun kit
Propane tank
Adjustable wrench

Boat shrink wrap is used to cover a boat during the winter. Shrink wrap protects the boat from the elements. You use a boat shrink wrap gun in order to heat the shrink wrap. The boat shrink wrap gun can be somewhat complicated to use, but this article will show you how.

Step 1 - Connect the Guard

A boat shrink wrap gun kit comes with a metal guard which prevents you from getting the heat too close to the shrink wrap. Place the guard on the gun over the nozzle. They can screw or snap in place.

Step 2 - Connect Propane

Propane is used with a boat shrink wrap gun. Install the hose in the kit to the hose nozzle on the gun. The other end is then screwed in place to the top of the propane. Use the adjustable wrench to tighten the connection screw.

Step 3 - Use the Boat Shrink Wrap Gun

Turn the valve on the propane tank to the left to let the gas flow through the line. Pull the trigger on the boat shrink wrap gun to expel heat. Move the gun over the shrink wrap in an even motion, not staying in place too long.

 

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