Thanks for the feedback everyone.
Haven't come across any butyl tape in my travels yet. Where I am now the Ace store is right next to West Marine
so decided to pop in for a look and came across this. I thought well, it's butyl and only four bucks. And money
is always an issue for me.
Looked up the tremco product which appears to be butyl and polyisobutelene. The Ace product is butyl, calcium carbonate, petroleum distillate, and titanium dioxide.
My guess is the tremco product pdf didn't list all ingredients and polyisobutelene is a petroleum distillate. Leaving the titanium and calcium as coloring additives. Just guessing.
Both products list the same federal standards compliance. And the usage and characteristics compare.
So gonna give it a try. After some rebedding and sealing, next comes a polish and wax of the deck
. Then, after watching my grey teak
waste away for two years each time I washed it, a few coats of varnish
. Certainly wish the previous owners had not aggressively sanded the toe rail down to the screw heads in many places.
Got nothing but time, just need more ambition.