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Old 03-09-2012, 08:48 AM   #15
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I recently replaced the front CT window with bronze tinted Lexan and
needed butyl caulk in a tube. I discovered it available from 3M in a product called 'Window-Weld' super fast urethane in black. I don't know if it is available in white but I suspect it is. Great product but make sure you
keep the stuff off your fingers or you will be washing them for a week!
(lacquer thinner will get it off before it cures)

It's available at most autoparts stores and is actually just butyl which many of the new generation parts people know nothing about. I found out later it is much cheaper at Amazon or eBay if you get it free shipping...
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Interesting. I thought that butyl and urethane were distinctly different products.
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:09 AM   #16
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3M Window-Weld

Tom, You are abolutely right! I re-read my post which says it is butyl. it is 3M's replacement for butyl and does have some different characteristics
but very effective as a window sealer...
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I wonder if plumber's putty can be an acceptable substitute for butyl tape? Anyone know?
this looks just like buty
http://www.bing.com/shopping/master-...utty&FORM=HURE
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:14 AM   #18
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Plumbers tape vrs Butyl tape

Sure looks the same but I believe it stays more pliable and softer ,allowing for thread dis-assembly, than butyl which sets a little with age but that is 'IMHO'. Anyone know?

I bought this Butyl tape off eBay, which was the cheapest I could find,
before trying an RV place which I will do in the future.

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Old 03-09-2012, 02:45 PM   #19
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Anyone heard of "Duxseal" by Johns Manville. We used it in the machine shop when I was a machinist many years ago, like around 1968. It was a gummy putty type stuff that came in a little paper bag. I just found some in my stash of stuff but it kind of got hard. Reading the label it has asbestos in it. Having been exposed to lead paint, leaded gas, asbestos, and who knows what chemicals we used on the farm years ago, it's no wonder I'm a little wacky. I guess I'm lucky to be still alive and in fairly good health. Bob
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Anyone heard of "Duxseal" by Johns Manville. ..........

Bob, apparently all the ducks have been sealed.
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Bob, ditto on that exposure stuff. I try to not think about it too much
as I was really into washing hands with gasoline before the GOJO and all that stuff... I later came to my senses, hopefully not too late.

That Duxseal almost sounds like a British product. They have always been excellent in old school craftmanship.
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Our local Ace Hardware said they are no longer allowed to sell butyl caulk here in NY. Don't know if it is a NY thing or Ace, but their replacement for it is Geocel Water Shield.

I used it to install the wiring to my inverter & it stays flexible, and dries with a skin that isn't sticky. Of course this is caulk, not tape...
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Our local Ace Hardware said they are no longer allowed to sell butyl caulk here in NY. Don't know if it is a NY thing or Ace, but their replacement for it is Geocel Water Shield.

I used it to install the wiring to my inverter & it stays flexible, and dries with a skin that isn't sticky. Of course this is caulk, not tape...
Jon, I know we can get butyl tape here in Vt. and we ban everything ( We have to smuggle in some TSP from N.H. every once in a while., don't tell anyone). Aubuchon's lists it as an orderable item. Might try there. If they sell it here they have to sell it in N.Y. I'll check around. Raz
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My UH came with a swamp cooler. It also has a wood 'frame' on the inside that worked great to attach the trim to when I replaced the swampie with a crank up vent. I wasn't butyl-aware at that time, so I used the putty tape on it.
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Jon, I know we can get butyl tape here in Vt. and we ban everything ( We have to smuggle in some TSP from N.H. every once in a while., don't tell anyone). Aubuchon's lists it as an orderable item. Might try there. If they sell it here they have to sell it in N.Y. I'll check around. Raz

Local Ace has it. Ace Butyl Rubber sealant $3.49. / tube. Raz
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