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Old 03-11-2015, 12:13 AM   #1
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Correct method for using Butyl putty tape on window frames

I have recently re-installed a Jalousie window frame in my 1964 Safari using buck rivets and butyl putty tape. In places, there are small gaps that aren't totally filled with putty. I tried bucking rivets a little more. It helped a bit, but was starting to dent up the window frame. Anyone use some kind of clamp setup in addition to clecos?

I am considering shoving extra putty in from the outside with my fingers and a plastic putty knife. Alternatively, I could fill the gaps with Vulkum, but I'm hesitant to mix products on a single application.

Also, I'm wondering if folks are caulking over the outside edge of the putty tape with Vulkum (tempro 635)? Debris seems to get lodged in the putty easily.

I would appreciate guidance on using butyl putty tape on window frames.
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Old 03-15-2015, 11:05 PM   #2
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I have recently re-installed a Jalousie window frame in my 1964 Safari using buck rivets and butyl putty tape. In places, there are small gaps that aren't totally filled with putty. I tried bucking rivets a little more. It helped a bit, but was starting to dent up the window frame. Anyone use some kind of clamp setup in addition to clecos? I am considering shoving extra putty in from the outside with my fingers and a plastic putty knife. Alternatively, I could fill the gaps with Vulkum, but I'm hesitant to mix products on a single application. Also, I'm wondering if folks are caulking over the outside edge of the putty tape with Vulkum (tempro 635)? Debris seems to get lodged in the putty easily. I would appreciate guidance on using butyl putty tape on window frames.
Have you been able to figure it out? I've had to double up on the tape but I think you'll be fine if you seal with trempro.
Good luck!
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Old 03-15-2015, 11:25 PM   #3
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I would have checked for the width of the gap before riveting and doubled up where necessary. But that's easy to say in hindsight. Let us know what you end up doing.
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