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Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape
Well, read everyone's thoughts and decided to bed the 4 portlights on my Tartan 27 with butyl tape. Cleaned up the aluminum frames, bought new lexan, and off I went.
80 some degree day, so the butyl was pretty soft.
Now I know why manufacturers stopped using it. It is simple but labor intensive. Smearing this stuff on the surface takes a while and some effort. Then tightening down the screws slowly to squeeze out the excess takes some time. Once tightened, trimming the xcess is a piece of cake.
After using 4200, life caulk or whatever, I'm now a fan apof butyl!
That's if these babies don't leak!