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Re: Temporary Screw/Bolt Hole Sealant
Thanks for the two excellent suggestions. I had considered tape but dismissed it due to the issues you mentioned (messy removal) but mainly because I wasn't convinced on the ability to seal out moisture (capillary action, etc), especially when used on vertical surfaces. Does your experience with the metal tape include vertical surfaces?
I also have a supply of butyl tape that I'm planning to bed the hardware with. That would be a no cost (well...already paid) option. I think I'll try the metal tape first since it would be fast, cheap, and easy (umm...yeah the tape). The down side would be aesthetics. However, that can be a boon as well since having to look at the tape would keep me motivated to finish the project.