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Old 07-29-2012
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Re: Resealing and rebedding cabin windows/ports with Butyl tape

I'm sure sikaflex works great but Im not a fan because its still a curing sealant. They are messy to work with, once the seal is broken it has to be redone, and its expensive.

I bought the butyl for $5 a roll and it did all of my windows. $5. It is non toxic and super easy to work with because it has the consistency of ABC (already been chewed) gum. The thing I like about it the most is that if the seal breaks for some reason, it reseals itself the next time it heats up.
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