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Old 09-11-2008, 17:26   #1
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Butyl Tape

Hi,

I hear there is two types of Butyl Tape out there. A good kind and another that dries out over time.

One is more expensive than the other.

How do I know which one is the good kind, and where is the best place to find it?

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A good source for the good stuff

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The RV guys swear by the grey butyl tape.

Personally I can't tell the difference in the feel of the black butyl rubber NAPA carries for bedding in windows on cars, and the 3M stuff you can get at the hardware store.

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Not all “Putty” bedding tapes are actually Butyl Rubber.
If you want Butyl tape, look at the label for Polyisobutylene-Isoprene (isobutylene & isoprene); which can be manufactured in virtually any colour.
Boats aren't RVs, and there's only a few applications for bedding/glazing tape aboard.
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Visit a shop that installs commercial windows professionally. They'll have the right stuff.
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