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post #225 of Old 11-20-2012
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Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

What's the deal with black!???

last summer I re-bedded a newfound metals portlight that the previous owner had bought but not finished installing. I used almost 1/2" thick round black butyl rubber that he'd also purchased from them.

I missed a spot and did a craptacular job securing the port so it leaked a little bit.

So I spent an entire day pulling it off the other day. Some of it came off well, some of it pulled paint and primer off the steel, and some of it is fantastically stuck on there in tiny bits I can't ever seem to get off. If I make a ball and roll it it 'sorta' works till my fingers stick together and make and unholy mess.

I tried turpentine and Acetone, neither seem to do much of anything. It's fairly cool/cold now, would it be easier in warmer weather?

Is black always so messy? Is the grey stuff better? (I used some flatter gray stuff I bought at camping world on a different hatch the black is WAY stickier so is the grey stuff inferior?)

Last edited by xymotic; 11-20-2012 at 06:24 PM.
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