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Old 03-13-2009
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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.
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