Clean up the residue from butyl rubber? - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 04-17-2012 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 496
Thanks: 13
Thanked 20 Times in 20 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Clean up the residue from butyl rubber?

A friend, who just rebedded all his deck hardware and stanchion bases with butyl rubber, complains bitterly about the residue on the deck, which collects dirt and pollen. He claims that he can't get it off. Are there any tricks or solvents to assist in the removal of the residue?
Hudsonian is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 04-17-2012
Senior Member
 
Tim R.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Portland, Maine
Posts: 1,543
Thanks: 1
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Re: Clean up the residue from butyl rubber?

First try a wad of butyl as the stuff usually sticks to itself better than to other surfaces. Acetone will do the trick if that does not work.

Tim R.
Out cruising
1997 Caliber 40LRC

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

-----------------------------------------------------
Tim R. is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 6 Old 04-17-2012
72 C&C Corvette
 
CorvetteGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: PHYC
Posts: 318
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: Clean up the residue from butyl rubber?

The butyl tape goes under hardware how did he get it on his deck? Goo be Gone works wonders also.
CorvetteGuy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 6 Old 04-17-2012
But if not...
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Annapolis MD
Posts: 123
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 4
 
Re: Clean up the residue from butyl rubber?

I just did the rebedding as well. Started the cleanup with a utility knife along the edge of the fitting, then peeled and removed the excess. Have to do it several times as the butyl slowly seeps out as the fittings settle. Suggest retightening the fittings a few times over a couple days to really get them snugged up. Then cut and trim the day after each retightening. Then a rag damped (not soaked) with mineral spirits or acetone for the final cleanup.
paperbird is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 6 Old 04-17-2012
Senior Member
 
Tim R.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Portland, Maine
Posts: 1,543
Thanks: 1
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Re: Clean up the residue from butyl rubber?

Quote:
Originally Posted by CorvetteGuy View Post
The butyl tape goes under hardware how did he get it on his deck? Goo be Gone works wonders also.
If you bed it properly, excess should squeeze out for months onto the deck.

Or he is just clumsy(like me) and dropped some on deck.

Tim R.
Out cruising
1997 Caliber 40LRC

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

-----------------------------------------------------
Tim R. is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 6 Old 04-17-2012
Senior Member
 
Maine Sail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maine Coast
Posts: 5,828
Thanks: 19
Thanked 213 Times in 162 Posts
Rep Power: 16
       
Re: Clean up the residue from butyl rubber?

Quote:
Originally Posted by paperbird View Post
I just did the rebedding as well. Started the cleanup with a utility knife along the edge of the fitting, then peeled and removed the excess. Have to do it several times as the butyl slowly seeps out as the fittings settle. Suggest retightening the fittings a few times over a couple days to really get them snugged up. Then cut and trim the day after each retightening. Then a rag damped (not soaked) with mineral spirits or acetone for the final cleanup.

Bingo, except mineral spirits works better than Acetone. Meguiars Cleaner Wax, which has mineral spirits in it, also works well.

Butyl takes time to "displace" from under the fitting, especially if you "went heavy" on it. It can require multiple small tightening events until it stops. DO NOT try and compress it all at once as you can damage things. Let it oooze out at its own pace and it will stop when you are there..

______
-Maine Sail / CS-36T


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.




© Images In Posts Property of Compass Marine Inc.


Maine Sail is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
remove 3M tape residue from topsides & interprotect gallilaw Gear & Maintenance 15 05-16-2011 02:02 PM
Where to buy Butyl Tape? sailak Gear & Maintenance 7 06-22-2009 10:27 AM
butyl tape pegasus1457 Gear & Maintenance 53 04-30-2009 05:58 PM
Why is there white residue on my deck? saurav16 Gear & Maintenance 5 05-25-2008 07:07 PM
How to Remove nasty glue residue from headliner? gratefulsailor19 Gear & Maintenance 4 02-07-2007 12:26 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome