Found some butyl tape - good so far

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Found some butyl tape - good so far

Post by AZAmagnum » Sep 10th, '17, 22:03

We have just installed a traveller track on the Ross.

Was ready to use the age old sika with all the problems of goo on the clothes, deck, hands, hair, and every other place but where its supposed to go.

A mate was heading to the footy in Sydney and after a quick detour to Botany, he picked up a roll of butyl tape.

20mm wide, 10m long, light grey in colour, $23.

Suppliers are :
Evo building products.
http://www.evobuild.com.au/
Unit 5/73 Beauchamp Road,
Banksmeadow, NSW, 2019
02 9666 1069

Really helpful people.

We have only installed the trav track with 8 bolts, and this stuff is bloody fantastic.
its just like blu-tac.
Its got an indefinite shelf life, unlike tubes of sealant.

A 10m roll would fit out 3 or 4 boats !
We still have 4 lengths of headsail track to install and a few cleats. Will use the butyl for all of this stuff.

Ill upload some pics, and a bit of a how to in the next few days.

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Post by MartinDreaming » Sep 11th, '17, 14:23

Not just an indefinite shelf life, but an indefinite life. That stuff will NEVER come off, so be careful about where you put it.
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Post by AZAmagnum » Sep 11th, '17, 20:28

MartinDreaming wrote:Not just an indefinite shelf life, but an indefinite life. That stuff will NEVER come off, so be careful about where you put it.
hmm, I don't know about NEVER come off.
I was lead to believe that fittings can be removed without damage to the substrate, apart from a cleanup.

I must admit I haven't tried removing butyl after its been in service for a while. I have tried to remove silicon and sikaflex tho :shock:
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Post by Mojo » Sep 11th, '17, 20:34

It will come off. It's marginally more sticky than bluetac.


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Post by lloydyboy53 » Sep 11th, '17, 21:06

it's the old cr#p in a tube that is the devil in disguise, the tape is the best thing ever invented for bedding in boat bits. You can even trim the excess and stic it back onto the roll. Keep it in a ziplock bag to keep it clean.
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Post by Ukuri » Sep 12th, '17, 13:35

Free Tip for new users.
Dust the trimmed edge of the Butyl with some talc. Prevents the dirt, grime and insects getting stuck to it.

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Post by AZAmagnum » Sep 12th, '17, 19:33

Ukuri wrote:Free Tip for new users.
Dust the trimmed edge of the Butyl with some talc. Prevents the dirt, grime and insects getting stuck to it.
good tip, thanks :wink:
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Post by davem » Sep 13th, '17, 08:59

I have not used this before - given the tape is 20mm wide, is it feasible & effective to lay multiple strips side-by-side to seal beneath fittings that are wider than 20mm ?

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Post by lloydyboy53 » Sep 13th, '17, 19:03

Sure is, just knead what you need together and stretch it out to size. Its just like blue-tack
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