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04-03-2015 05:32 PM
sailor1924
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Thank you for the clear instruction and the link for purchase.
04-01-2015 08:48 AM
IStream
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Quote:
Originally Posted by rjppunk View Post
They did not, just the speaker driver in a marine rated housing. I need to seal the housing to the hull. I worried about vibration of the butyl tape too, which is why I'm asking.
I've used it with speakers and it works just fine, assuming the drivers have a steel frame of decent thickness. In fact, butyl is frequently used to seal the drivers in higher end home speakers. Maine's butyl is a bit stiffer than most so pay attention to the thickness of the butyl bead and keep it even as you go around the speaker flange. You don't want a bunch of thicker areas that'll need compression before the thinner areas make contact. By extension, don't overlap the bead at the ends, just make a clean cut and butt the two ends together. The compression of the tape will join the ends, the seam of which should be at the bottom of the speaker, of course, just in case it stays open.
03-31-2015 10:31 PM
rjppunk
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Quote:
Originally Posted by ReefMagnet View Post
Weatherproof speakers should have a weather tight seal included. Speaker vibration could cause butyl tape to creep would be my concern
They did not, just the speaker driver in a marine rated housing. I need to seal the housing to the hull. I worried about vibration of the butyl tape too, which is why I'm asking.
03-31-2015 07:32 PM
ReefMagnet
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Weatherproof speakers should have a weather tight seal included. Speaker vibration could cause butyl tape to creep would be my concern
03-31-2015 06:12 PM
rjppunk
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

I'm on lake Champlain in VT, so it's mostly rain water with minimal spray. Just figured I'd check since I have 4 rolls at the moment.
03-31-2015 04:56 PM
albrazzi
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Are your speakers in an area that gets a lot of spray or just rain water. I am not a fan of cutting holes (not saying you cut them) especially for something like that. I know there are speakers rated for Boats but I have never used them maybe there is a built in seal for the deck penetration. I don't see why butyl will not work I have used it on many deck hardware rebeds and its the right stuff.
03-31-2015 12:50 PM
single2coil
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

I used Maine sail's method on my several leaking deck hardware. Works just as he said. Perfect. Stopped several leaks I had. Thank you for the great advice.
03-31-2015 12:27 PM
aloof
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Might work. But the speaker mounting design may not develop enough force to squeeze the butyl. Maybe too flimsy between the smallish screws. Try a tiny 1-3mm (1/16 to 1/8") rolled bead of butyl in just the right spot - less to squeeze equals more sealing force.
03-31-2015 11:46 AM
rjppunk
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Anyone ever use this for sealing exterior speakers?
10-15-2014 03:01 PM
mitiempo
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Very probably butyl.
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