Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Liberty Landing
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I just re-bedded my traveler in butyl. It was about 40-45 degrees. I kept the butyl in the cabin while waiting to cut it, but the cabin couldn't have been more than 55 degrees. I don't know yet whether it is waterproof, and the stuff took a while to squeeze out, but it seems fine now after re-tightening once. I just hope that in the summer it doesn't compress more, which would require me to tighten the bolts again.
I also used it to bed some screws, putting a tiny roll of it all around the head. I know you aren't supposed to turn the head when bedding hardware, but I had no choice but to use screws on one application (installing a solar vent) and it was either butyl or silicone. I chose butyl. I also don't yet know if it's waterproof but if not I will post it.
I will be installing some new ports soon, simple acrylic sheet installation, and I will want to bed those screws too so if someone knows a better way to seal up screws (not bolts) let us all know.