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Originally Posted by lydanynom View Post


I covered the entire pad rather than just a bit in the middle as in the pic above. Is that the source of my trouble?
Others here have pointed out that if you don't cover the entire surface water can get in between and freeze, potentially damaging stuff. I have found that the seeping never stops. Personally, I no longer use butyl tape on tracks and other areas with moving parts. I used it on my traveler once and it got into the bearings.

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