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Old 08-23-2010, 09:37 PM   #1
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Butyl Tape help !

Ok Neet to reinstall my outside shower assembly and new city water inlet.

How do you install the Butyl Tape and have it come out looking like it was a factory install?

Give me all the tips or tricks.
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:44 PM   #2
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Just installer the Butyl Tape under the item you're installing. After installation, remove the excess tape with a soft scraper or the edge of a squeegee. Clean the area and seal with a White RV caulking.
A good quality sealant is ProFlex RV Sealant
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:08 PM   #3
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Just installer the Butyl Tape under the item you're installing. After installation, remove the excess tape with a soft scraper or the edge of a squeegee. Clean the area and seal with a White RV caulking.
A good quality sealant is ProFlex RV Sealant

What is the purpose of the butyl tape?. Is it to hold the item your installing ie. in lieu of screws? Also some have said they used it in place of caulk to seal around a skylight. Any tips?
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Butyl Tape is a sealant, a self-adhesive tape made by butyl compound. On an RV, it's used as a sealant, placed between two surfaces, to prevent water intrusion. I guess you could say it's like a gasket.
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What is the purpose of the butyl tape?.
I think my entire trailer is held together with this stuff!

As the previous post states, it is a sealant/gasket.

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Old 08-25-2010, 06:34 AM   #6
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It's a very flexible sealant/gasket that is a WHOLE LOT easier and cleaner to apply that say caulking or something else. As Milzat stated after applying and getting what ya are putting back on use a soft scraper to remove the excess. I use one of those plastic kitchen pan scrapers like a knife for excess removal and have had great results when I resealed one of our bunkhouse windows that was leaking due to a poorly done job of applying the butyl tape. My daughters assisted with the repair job.
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Eternabond makes a double stick sealant that works great. I've used it in place of Butyl Tape to install two RV windows on my Teardrop Trailer project. I'll tell you one thing, this stuff is so good, once it's applied and the windows were set into place, it ain't comm'n off.

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