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post #12 of Old 10-15-2008
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I got curious after Main Sail's earlier piece on butyl tape, so I got some from the online RV place and used it when rebedding locker hinges. Impressively sticky stuff.

Considering that it seems to stay sticky for a very long time--I think MS showed something that had remained pliable and sticky for over a decade?--and seems easier to work with than a caulk gun full of Sikaflex, I'd like know what its limitations are, if any. Is butyl tape suitable for all above-waterline hardware rebedding jobs? Say for stanchions, clutches, etc?

Tom K

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