SailNet Community - View Single Post - Butyl Tape - Did I find the right stuff?
View Single Post
  #6  
Old 06-05-2009
pdqaltair's Avatar
pdqaltair pdqaltair is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Deale, MD
Posts: 2,145
Thanks: 1
Thanked 30 Times in 30 Posts
Rep Power: 6
pdqaltair is on a distinguished road
No tape. Trim with a knife a few minutes after tightening.

Quote:
Originally Posted by josrulz View Post
Sweet. I wanted some stuff that was thinner, so I'll probably have a lot of "ooz" with this stuff when I tighten down hardware, but I think it'll work just fine. I'll use lots of painters tape.

As for genoa tracks, would you use this on the bolts too? I was figuring I'd wrap some around the bolts near the head before tightening everything down. Is this what I should use, or should I use a different sealant at the tops of the bolts?

Thanks!
-J
Only light pressure is needed. The tape will just give it something to stick too, in my opinion.

Yeah, same stuff under the bolts.

My favorite uses are stanchion bases and running lights. Consider something else (3M 4200?) where adhesive is needed.
__________________
(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")

"Well, I just climb up to them."

by Joe Brown, English rock climber




To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook