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post #30 of Old 03-13-2009
arf145
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I think the butyl I have is more like 1/8". I'd love it if it was 1/16" as half of it squeezes out--but at least at that point you can be pretty sure you've got a great seal there.

A couple of things about butyl I've found lately:

* When working on an overhead bolt that hangs straight down, a dot of butyl on a washer will hold it there temporarily while you are trying to get that nut on there.
* Mineral spirits gets it off your fingers and other surfaces if necessary. This is especially handy when your fingers have reached critical mass of stickiness, turning you into spider man.

Tom K

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Northern Chesapeake Bay

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