Butyl Tape - Sealing corner, vents windows

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Butyl Tape - Sealing corner, vents windows

Postby TheClayman » Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:41 pm

I've seen a lot of questions regarding sealants while browsing the forum. I've always regarded Butyl tape as the most effective and longest lasting sealant around. Available at any RV dealer.

Here's an article regarding:
http://www.rvtechtips.com/?cat=16

I prefer this tool for trimming:
http://www.equalizer.com/mm5/merchant.m ... y_Code=12p

Any residue left behind after trimming wipes with a paint thinner soaked rag easily. Then glass cleaner to finish.

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Postby Sonetpro » Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:43 am

I used butyl tape also. It is cheap and it does not dry out and shrink. Good choice :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Postby tk » Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:59 am

I've worked for two different RV dealers and had no idea what you were talking about until I linked to the article. That's not butyl tape; that's DUM-DUM!

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Postby starleen2 » Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:33 am

Used it on all my builds - don't expect that stuff to come apart easily!
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Postby TTTfan » Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:11 pm

In production we would keep Butyl tape in a wooden box with a light bulb to keep it warm, which made it much easier to work with.
Any that was squeezed ot would be easily trimmed with a plastic putty stick.

Removal was with a plastic putty stick and citrus cleaner. Tried many things but that seemed to work the best.

In the last couple years the switch was made to foam
with some still using butyl.
The butyl still has a better seal IMO
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Postby MOKI SEAKER » Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:39 am

We used to call it Monkey puck, I don't know why... Jim G :oops:
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