Originally Posted by Andy Moreau
How long do you let the outer glass to frame butyl set up before cleaning up? And if you donít mind, at what temp? Iím in Florida and know nothing about the workability of butyl.
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I don't think you have to wait at all. Butyl, by its nature, never seems to dry or change consistency. I don't think you have to wait at all before you clean it up. I used mineral spirits, but I think I also tried Kerosene in a few spots. That worked too. I did have to pull one of my windows apart after using butyl, and that was a mess, but doable, and, again, the butyl did not seem to have hardened or dried at all. Temperature never seems to have made a difference, either. I did my butyl work in summer and fall. So a temperature range of 50 degrees to 100 degrees.
I also purchased a couple of tubes of butyl for use in a caulking gun. I used that sparingly, in a few places, but it came in handy in that form, too.
I hope this answers your question.