Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-11-2007, 12:06 PM   #1
3 Rivet Member
Devils Lake , North Dakota
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 169
Window Sealant

As a semi retired body person I am wondering what is the standard product you use to re-seal windows??? A product used in auto is butyl rubber in roll form. It is used in non-structural windows. I assume the trailer windows are not structural and urethane sealant would me a pain to remove down the road. Does anyone or has anyone, used butyl tape??

Sundance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2007, 07:39 AM   #2
4 Rivet Member
DPeakMD's Avatar
1975 23' Safari
1978 31' Excella 500
Franklin , Indiana
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 472
Images: 2
Send a message via Yahoo to DPeakMD
I may have just bought some yesterday from NAPA. I went there looking for butyl tape. They couldn't find any, but referred me to "windshield sealer" or something like that. 3M calls it "Windo-Weld Ribbon Sealer" it's PN:08611. 5/16"x15' round bead. It's black. I went ahead and bought it.

I was planning to use the butyl tape for sealing under the Fantastic fans that are going in sometime soon.

Are you referring to using it for reseating the glass pane within the window frame, or if you have thermopanes, then between the two glass panes and the frame? What's currently installed in my windows is greyish colored.

There was recently a thread on here about someone who was taking apart their windows and cleaning them up and then replacing this stuff.

I agree with you, the windows themselves are not structural.

Dallas Peak, MD 'That 70's Guy!'
VAC 1VP President
AIR #9
.-- ----. -.-. -.. -.-.
DPeakMD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2007, 07:50 AM   #3
Site Team
, Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,483
Images: 59
Vintage Trailer Supplies has window bedding tape 1/16" x 1/4" x 50 ft for $8. It's made of isopolybutylsomething.
markdoane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2007, 11:28 AM   #4
3 Rivet Member
Devils Lake , North Dakota
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 169
Yes both those are "butyl" tape and redily available at
any local body shop supply house.

I am refering to rebedding the window frames and not
the thermo panes (wish the Arogosy had them!!)
Sundance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2007, 07:13 AM   #5
3 Rivet Member
Devils Lake , North Dakota
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 169
Wow it appears you have to remove rivets to rebed the window??? I'll pass on that and use Acryl-R myself.
Sundance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2007, 09:35 AM   #6
Rivet Monster
wahoonc's Avatar

1975 31' Sovereign
1980 31' Excella II
Sprung Leak , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 7,141
Images: 40
Butyl bedding tape is also available at most RV supply houses, HVAC supply houses and metal/roofing suppliers. There are some minor differences in the formulation but shouldn't make any difference in this application. It also comes in varying widths and thicknesses. I have a couple of rolls floating around here that are 3" wide But I think on the Airstream the best stuff would be the 3/4"x1/8" or the closest to that you can get. BTW real fun stuff to work with on a 100+ degee day


__________________ many little time...
Why are we in this basket...and where are we going
wahoonc is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1974 Excella front window docu post john hd 1973-1974 Excella 500 22 08-06-2004 01:53 PM
Window latch dilemma maxandgeorgia Windows & Screens 4 04-20-2004 01:40 PM
Sealant Products - Exterior & Interior Cat Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 21 02-12-2003 10:00 PM
Front Wing Window Repair Charles D. Bennett Windows & Screens 0 08-10-2002 06:04 PM
Window Frame Removal 64GT Windows & Screens 4 04-09-2002 12:40 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:09 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.