Butyl Tape ?? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 03-02-2012, 04:27 PM   #1
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Butyl Tape ??

All my reading/exploring of the forum convinces me that butyl tape is the sealant of choice for jobs like replacing/resealing windows, vents, etc. I've started using the Lexel sealant for sealing around rivets when replacing them. I'm gonna be re-sealing & replacing windows, vents, access doors, & such on my 84 Scamp & 76 Trillium.

My question about the butyl tape is what is the difference between butyl tape & the gray 'putty tape' I've been using for years on my RVs? I still have a partial roll of the putty tape 3/4" wide, about 1/8" thick with a sorta 'crinkley' waxed paper separating the coils of tape on the roll. Looked at some butyl tape (Dicor brand I think?) at local RV supply place & it looked identical to what I have. Felt the same also,

Years ago I bought a small roll of butyl rubber tape that was completely different; it was white, very sticky & adhered to every surface it came in contact with. Used it to seal a roof vent & when I had to replace the vent, thought I'd never get the residue of the stuff off.

Searching the www I also see a great disparity in price for what appears to be identical rolls of butyl tape, some even from the same dealers? Also see it in gray/grey, off white, black, etc. I want to use quality products & have no problem paying the 'going rate' for such but, don't want to spend money unnecessarily either... Anyone have some good advice on solving my dilemma... If there's a difference in what I've been using & 'real' butyl tape, what is the difference & how do I tell?
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:57 PM   #2
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Somehow one of them may be mislabeled? There are few similarities between the two aside for being marketed for the same purpose.

Find a Body shop supply house and ask them for Butyl Rubber Tape and it will be like the white stuff you remember,it is only removed from anything by itself.
The stuff is miserable if it get out of control and it is always right on the line for me.

Butyl really will not get dried out like the putty tape and also makes a better seal.

They use butyl to install windshields.

This is where I get it

http://www.crestmidwest.com/default....arch%20Results
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......................They use butyl to install windshields............
I don't think they use butyl caulk for windshields anymore. They do use it for gutters.
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I don't think they use butyl caulk for windshields anymore. They do use it for gutters.
Really?

My link is to an automotive jobber supplier and they call it glass sealant.



I'm just Sayin,with tongue out!
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Really?

My link is to an automotive jobber supplier and they call it glass sealant.



I'm just Sayin,with tongue out!
Yea, glass is now a structural part of auto bodies and the urethane glues it tighter than butyl, which previously was used.
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Ed, your link brings up :
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Here's a source of the tape:

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Huh?
It must time out after a while?

Well if you pull up this one

Crest Midwest Online

and then type "butyl" into the search box they will be found.

Sorry

Oh and I love that face,can you tell?

By the way,this catalog can be some interesting reading too.
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Here's a source of the tape:

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Thanks Laura & Rick. That appears to be exactly the same stuff I saw at the local RV supplier. It also appears exactly the same ('cept for the color of the paper) as the partial roll I still have from 6yrs ago. I've used that stuff over the last 20-30yrs for installing vents, windows, etc. The last roll I bought just said 'putty tape' on the bin. In 2006 I built my little teardrop trailer & used that stuff to install the Fantastic Fan & the door windows. It is still flexible & I've never had the first drop of water enter around it. Just went down to the 'shed' & retrieved the partial roll. It's been laying on a makeshift table, exposed to temps from low teens to more'n 100 degrees fahrenheit, stored (not sealed) in a clear vinyl bag since 2006. Was 31*f this morning & the stuff is still flexible tho not as 'sticky' as it was 6yrs ago. Still don't know if it's butyl or putty tape?? Might be better off to just buy a new roll that I know is marked butyl. Gonna need several feet of the stuff so this roll won't be enough anyway

What say y'all...
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If it were me, I would just but a roll of the tape.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:36 PM   #12
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If it were me, I would just but a roll of the tape.
That's just what I did. Went to the RV Dealer today & picked up a 25' roll of 'Butyl Tape' that appears identical to the partial roll I have except it is a little wider & feels lots more flexible/sticky than my old roll. They have plenty & the price is much better than some of the online places, plus I don't hafta wait or pay for shipping. Thanks all!
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dicor lap sealant
501 LSW
Self - Leveling Lap Sealant
For Industrial Use

I ordered it along with the Fantastic Fan and I worked out really well.

I also use butyl tape but not on that installation.
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Butyl in a tube?

Our rear tail light casing has water going in behind it - running into the hole for the wires - that can accumulate quite a bit when in a torrential rainstorm.

We have taken the assembly off and I thought about putting a gasket, or butyl behind the light assembly then attach it to the trailer then put the cover on.

Has anyone heard of butyl caulking? Could I make a gasket with that then attach the case the the trailer do you think?

The product is EXCEL Grey Butyl Acrylic Caulking at Home Hardware.
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