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10-13-2010 07:19 PM
sailingdog
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Originally Posted by ckgreenman View Post
Which is the same stuff you can get at an RV store for about $3 for a 30 foot roll
Yup...but it really isn't a TAPE in any real sense of the word.
10-13-2010 04:29 PM
ckgreenman
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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
Then there is butyl tape which is used for bedding hardware, which is really not a tape at all but called BUTYL "TAPE" since it comes in a roll, but it is really a flat ribbon of butyl sealant compound.
Which is the same stuff you can get at an RV store for about $3 for a 30 foot roll
10-13-2010 02:59 PM
sailingdog The self-fusing rigging/repair tapes—like Rescue Tape, Rubbaweld Tape—are silicone tapes. IIRC, there are butyl self-fusing tapes that are used in areas like radio equipment, but they don't look anything like the silicone self-fusing tapes.

Then there is butyl tape which is used for bedding hardware, which is really not a tape at all but called BUTYL "TAPE" since it comes in a roll, but it is really a flat ribbon of butyl sealant compound.
10-13-2010 09:16 AM
WanderingStar I don't know, but they work well.
10-12-2010 10:29 AM
arf145 I thought the Rescue Tape type tapes were silicone.
10-12-2010 09:37 AM
WanderingStar He's talking about the Chinese version of Rescue Tape.
10-11-2010 05:07 PM
ffiill My dad a ww2 trained RAF mechanic refered to this as self amalgamating tape which was used by both RAF and USAF for both electrical insulation and emergency repair work on aeroplanes.
Often used by plumbers for temporary pipe repairs and has similar uses on boats.
Wrapped over itself it amalgamates into a flexible waterproof and pressure resistant mass.
10-11-2010 05:05 PM
tommays The good stuff works on Split Bolt Connectors connecting electric motors and such BUT its more of a land thing

10-11-2010 04:52 PM
rmeador I'm increasingly believing we're talking about two different things. My apologies if that is the case. I thought the point of butyl was that it never "sets", it always remains as flexible as the day it was put on. What sort of use would involve wrapping it around itself?
10-11-2010 04:50 PM
hellosailor rm-
I'm not sure that the bedding tape is the same as the self-vulcanizing stuff. Try a wrap of it, and let me know? After it sets up 24 hours?
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