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It doesn't just smash out and weld together when you tighten the bolts?

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Thanks FarCry. Any idea how thick that stuff is (it doesn't say on the site)? I already have butyl tape--I'm looking for the stuff that's 1/16" thick so I don't have to keep rolling it out like dough to use what I have. The stuff on Camping World looks a bit like what I already have.
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You don't need to cover the surface; put the tape towards the center of the area you need to cover and it will spread. On a cleat, put it on the deck around the bolts and it will mash out all over, ready for trimming.
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Just a quick question: is the stuff they use to glue windshields into their frames the same stuff? I'm having a hard time finding butyle tape here, but I have seen windshield replacement places with rolls of something that looks like butyle tape.
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No, the adhesive used to hold windshields in place is a much stronger structural adhesive. The windshield is an integral stiffening element in most modern car designs, and needs a fairly strong adhesive to hold it in the proper alignment. Butyl tape is not strong enough to do so.

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Just a quick question: is the stuff they use to glue windshields into their frames the same stuff? I'm having a hard time finding butyle tape here, but I have seen windshield replacement places with rolls of something that looks like butyle tape.
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Josruiz,

My yard carried the thinner stuff when I rebedded my genoa tracks 2 years ago. They called it " Monkey tape" ? They probably still carry it.
Lockwood Boat Works, Inc. - Home give them a call.

if not...I have some left over, enough to do a few cleats.. if you don't need a lot pm me and I can send you some.
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Thanks Tempest. It's really no big deal. I have some of the thicker stuff that will work just fine. But that you for the offer!

I'll keep looking for a source of thinner stuff at the local RV shops. As previously posted, you don't need a lot, but I'll be doing some stuff like genoa tracks where the thinner stuff would be easier to work with. Still, no big deal to use what I have, just takes longer.

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Thanks for the pointer on the windshield tape. Any idea of where I could find the right butyl tape to seal port glass windows? Is there another use for this tape (in another industry) where I could look for it? Sorry for the hijack ...
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If tape is to thick put it between waxpaper and roll with rolling pin. Cut to the size you want.
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This stuff isn't really the proper material for bedding portlights. Unless the portlights are also mechanically fastened in some manner, butyl tape isn't strong enough to hold them in place.

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Thanks for the pointer on the windshield tape. Any idea of where I could find the right butyl tape to seal port glass windows? Is there another use for this tape (in another industry) where I could look for it? Sorry for the hijack ...
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I have some stuff that's twice as thick and Black you can have......never mind..

We use it to seal concrete septic tank lids down...Its so sticky you have to be careful pulling the 4" thick lids or you will break them.

Its about 3/4" square and when squished by the lid spreads out 3"...So one question what does say 120 degree surface do to this stuff?..I invision it flowing all over the place.
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Sailingdog, the ports are fastened with screws. The butyl is just to seal them. Silicone just doesn't seem to last... Any idea of where I could find butyl in another industry or application? Marine stores here don't seem to carry it. Thanks again and sorry for the hijack...
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