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Butyl tape questions.

I went down to check the boat today and found a puddle on my cushion. It is time to re-bed the fixed ports and I thought I would give butyl tape a try (after doing some searching around this site). I have a few questions I could not find answers to. The ports are plastic with aluminum external frames through bolted with LOTS of fasteners.

Is there a source in the Seattle area?
What do you clean it up with? I will make a mess. so "be carefull" is not helpfull.
Can it be used in cold and damp conditions?
The PO was fond of silicone, will butyl stick with the usual prep, or is there a lot of sanding in my future?

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