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Jim Hardesty

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removing butyl tape residue
« on: May 07, 2019, 03:19:06 PM »

What solvent? can I use to remove the residue from butyl tape?  I tried acetone and denatured alcohol, didn't work well.  Googled recommendation is adhesive remover that I'm reluctant to use.  FWIW Mainsails butyl tape works very well, I just want to clean the old off before new and I'm messy.
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Re: removing butyl tape residue
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2019, 02:02:40 AM »

What solvent? can I use to remove the residue from butyl tape?  I tried acetone and denatured alcohol, didn't work well.  Googled recommendation is adhesive remover that I'm reluctant to use.  FWIW Mainsails butyl tape works very well, I just want to clean the old off before new and I'm messy.
Jim

Mineral spirits
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Re: removing butyl tape residue
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2019, 02:43:53 AM »

Main Sail,
Thanks for the quick reply.
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Re: removing butyl tape residue
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2019, 05:27:32 AM »

mineral spirits does work, but i've found naptha (bought mine a lowes) seems to work better.  i couldn't tell you the difference between all the spirits, but i went can by can in lowes till i found something that works great.  i used butyl to seal up many holes while fixing leaks in my deck, getting butyl out of non-skid is a pain.  mineral spirits worked well, but naptha seemed to dissolve it much more quickly.
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Re: removing butyl tape residue
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2019, 02:15:22 PM »

Jim : Try WD40!!

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Re: removing butyl tape residue
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2019, 04:24:47 PM »

Used mineral sprits.  Worked great.  Did wipe with denatured alcohol before rebeding.
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Re: removing butyl tape residue
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2019, 03:38:50 AM »

Guys,

If this is for Bed-It Tape, and you're working around the bedded fitting, we only recommend using mineral spirits.
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