What is a Butyl Seal Tape? Here's Everything You Need to Know!
If you are looking for a reliable, heavy-duty adhesive that does quick repairs in a jiffy, nothing beats the flexibility and strength of butyl tape. It does an excellent job providing a mess-free and air-tight sealing for RVs, windows, boats, glass, and even as an EDPM Rubber Roof Patching.
USES OF BUTYL SEAL TAPE
Butyl Tapes, undeniably, can be considered as an all-in-one solution due to its many application uses. In addition, it is also compatible with these surfaces:
- Rubber roofing
- Galvanized Metal
HOW TO PROPERLY INSTALL BUTYL TAPE
Like any other adhesives, ensuring proper installation process is highly essential if you want to fully utilize the strength of butyl tape. Here’s a detailed step-by-step installation process:
- Before installing the butyl tape, it would be best to chill it by storing it in the fridge for 2-3 hours. This will make it more manageable. This step is optional, but a butyl tape that has been cooled down will be easier to manage and conform.
- Make sure that the surface where you would be installing the Butyl Tape is clean, dry, and dust-free. Thoroughly dust the area, clean it with an alcohol solution (if applicable) and let it completely dry before applying the tape.
- Peel the tape from the roll. The tape itself is easy to tear so you shouldn't have any problem. An important note to make, though: make sure to not touch the adhesive side too much as oils from your hands or any other foreign materials can contaminate the adhesive and lessen its bonding strength.
- Conform the tape with the surface’ texture to eliminate any gaps that may exist between the tape and the surface. The tape is conformable so make sure that you mold and press it against the surface's bumps, curves, and empty areas, covering every possible hole.
- Roll many layers of the tape to make the butyl patch thicker. This set-up would significantly increase the strength, stability, and air and watertight properties of the application. Eliminate any air bubbles which may exist by applying pressure on the area of application.
- You can trim any adhesive that oozes out using a plastic knife or any plastic card.
- Wet your fingers with soapy water (just normal 50-50 mix of water and soap), and rub it on the tape's surface. This will smoothen the butyl rubber, reduce any bumps or lumps, and give your installation a smooth and professional look!
- Allow the tape to cure, dry, and acclimatize overnight before exposing the surface to any harsh conditions. If this isn't possible, then letting the tape set for at least 3-4 hours would be sufficient.
WHICH BUTYL SEAL TAPE SHOULD YOU BUY?
There are plenty of choices in the market, but nothing beats the XFasten Butyl Seal Tape. It’s available in three colors: white, black, and gray. As all our products go through stringent laboratory tests to ensure topnotch quality, our butyl tapes resist physical degradation even under elevated temperatures. It doesn’t turn messily into goo upon storage or transit.
Reasons Why You Should Choose the XFasten Butyl Seal Tape:
- Built to last. Thanks to our high-temperature butyl tape tempering process, the XFasten RV Roofing Repair Patch Tape can provide airtight and watertight sealing that can withstand extreme weather conditions, UV, sunlight, heavy rainfall, and cold winter drafts.
- Resists physical and chemical degradation. Thanks to its temperature resistant and anti-corrosion properties, you can easily store the XFasten Butyl Seal Repair Tape in a room with a cool temperature and expect it not to be reduced into a messy puddle of goo that can be hard to handle. It is recommended to store the roll in the fridge at least 6 hours before using for best results.
- Professional Finish. After installation, you will be left with a seamless, neat and mess-free installation. It is certified to be watertight and leak-free against water, vapor, or corrosive chemicals.
- Versatile Applications. It can be applied to rubber roofing, galvanized metal, frosted fiberglass, wood, textile, plastic, aluminum, and any other typical RV, home, automobile, and boat surfaces.
Do you have any other unique uses of Butyl Tape that you can share with us? We’d love to hear it from you from the comments down below!