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Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape
Budvar, I would bet it was the finish. Not much sticks to oil (which is, actually, why you used it in the first place, though that may not seem immediately apparent).
Demon, I think you want tape under any portion that is around/near the deck penetrations. For the track, there may be drainage areas for some of the track holes (the ones that aren't screw holes). I'd probably do around those so there is good drainage. That being said, water being trapped in an open space isn't really a problem. If it freezes, it will expand out of the space, so no biggie. If it's trapped in a confined space (think of water that has wicked into the cellular structure of wood, for example), then as it freezes it expands and distorts/wrecks the space.
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