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Re: Where to get Butyl tape?

I bought it on ebay cost $35 for 40' 1/8" x 3/4"
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Re: Where to get Butyl tape?

I saw in another thread that someone was quite satisfied with Butyl tape they had purchased from a funeral home or funeral home supplier; this tape - 2.5" wide and .25" thick is used to seal caskets - no idea as to color.
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Re: Where to get Butyl tape?

I'd bought some from a local RV store on Cape Cod and then got a roll from Maine about a month later. I was shocked at the difference. Wait for the stuff from Maine and do the job right.
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Re: Where to get Butyl tape?

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Who makes Butyl? I know but you'll never drag it out of me. RV, auto, marine, glazing, etc. will likely source from the same or competing manufacturers. But here lies the dilema for boaters - different applications require different formulas to suit the application, kinda like the lineup at Starbucks What quality boat builders and guys like Mainsail (I presume) have done is invest the test time, run their own tests (check out his photos), taken feedback from staff that use the stuff, and boiled down the properties required - thus developing the right version for their applications. A role or two of the RIGHT stuff goes a very long way when it comes to boat maintenance. So rather than spend tons of time, trial and error, why not just buy it from a reliable source - like Mainsail (FULL DISCLOSURE - I do not know, have never met and am not paid by Mainsail, and this is not intended as a shameless promotion), get the job done, share some of this wonderful material with your boating friends - AND GO FOR A GREAT SAIL
I don't even require any right now, but this makes me want order a few rolls anyway.
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Re: Where to get Butyl tape?

Any window company will carry bytle tape, they use it in many installations of commercial window installs. HMP sells it on line good stuff
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Re: Where to get Butyl tape?

Get in touch w/ Mainsail, he is the connection for this stuff & deserves to be supported by this community. I do not know him personally but from what I've seen he's very helpful & generous with information & knowledge to all that want to tackle projects on their own.

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Re: Where to get Butyl tape?

Yet another vote for Mainesail's butyl. I used it (extensively) in refitting my CS27, and it was excellent to work with. You will NEVER go back to caulking tubes again. Buy MORE than you need so you have it when an unexpected project comes up - this will save you having to "make due" with an inferior sealant when in a hurry.

I find it mind-blowing that something this good is so completely absent from the shelves of West Marine and marina chandlers.
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Re: Where to get Butyl tape?

I bought mine off e-bay, (the right stuff soft sticky and very strechy)...

Then next day saw exact same package at local ACE hdwr store...fifty cent more...
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Re: Where to get Butyl tape?

I buy mine from these guys:

CRL Gray 1/16" x 1/2" Butyl Architectural Tape - CRL BRAND BUTYL TAPES - Buy CRL Gray 1/16" x 1/2" Butyl Architectural Tape Best Prices

Shipping cost was more than a single roll cost - so best to buy more than one at a time. Got grey color - I'd be worried about black oozing out and looking nasty.
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Re: Where to get Butyl tape?

I have bought gray butyl online from an RV place, and I've more recently bought some from MaineSail. MaineSail's is less like putty and has more stretch to it--clearly better stuff. The bummer for me is that I've already done most of the rebedding on my boat with the RV butyl--which appears to be doing just fine. One day though, when I'm got nothing else to do on the boat (right!), I'll start re-doing with the good stuff.
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