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Old 07-11-2011, 05:53 PM   #1
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Anyone Use Eternabond Doublestick MicroSealant Putty Tape to Seal Windows?

Has anyone here used or know someone who has used Eternabond's Doublestick MicroSealant Putty Tape to seal an RV's windows. I called Eternabond and they say it can be, is guaranteed for 25 years, and should last longer than that but, being from Missouri (Missoura for you purists), I'm curious to see if anyone else has used it. The only problem I could foresee is if the glass in the window gets broken, getting the window frame out without damaging it would be a bit of a chore since the tape is adhesive.
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Old 07-11-2011, 06:01 PM   #2
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For one of the reasons you mentioned would make me use the butyl rubber material for resealing windows as once eternabond anything sticks it's very hard to unstick. I recently used the butyl material to reseal all of my overhead marker lights as gaskets were starting to leak from age.
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For one of the reasons you mentioned would make me use the butyl rubber material for resealing windows as once eternabond anything sticks it's very hard to unstick. I recently used the butyl material to reseal all of my overhead marker lights as gaskets were starting to leak from age.
Is the "butyl rubber material" something from eternabond or something else?
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The Eternabond compound (whether the double sided tape or the more conventional tape used for seam sealing) contains butyl rubber however regular butyl putty tape doesn't have the same adhesive qualities as the Eternabond product nor claims the same lifespan.

I'm really more interested in hearing from people who have actually used the Eternabond doublestick putty tape.
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Having used EB in several applications, I am sure it would work in this manner. However, if one ever wanted to remove a window that had this stuff applied on all four edges, it might be a tough job. I could even se it warping the window frame with the amount of pressure it would take to get it out. If it would hold last for 25 years, then I might go ahead and use it anyway and let someone else worry about the replacement part. I will not be around in 25 years.
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...I will not be around in 25 years.
LOL! If I'm still around, I probably wouldn't care!
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I used it to reseal our windows, for the simple fact it SHOULD outlast me and the coach. However, here are a few considerations:

1- You WILL LIKELY break the window if you have to remove the frame.
No doubt in my mind.

2- If your sides are "wavy" like a piece of corrugated fiberglass, you will
have to double the tape in the "low areas". It's not thick enough to
seal with a single layer.

3- Once it is compressed and oozes out of the sides of the fame, it is a
NIGHTMARE to get off the sides of the camper. We found it was
easiest to let it sit for a couple of days, use a plastic putty knife to
"cut" around the frame's edges, then keep sticking it on itself (to make
a ball of the stuff) as you pull it up, then use mineral spirits to get the
residual "sticky" off the camper sides.

The good thing is, it does not leak under any circumstance I can put it through.
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I have used it, but not for windows. I would say it is probably the stickiest stuff I have ever seen. My only negative experience is listed in #3 above. Once you tighten the component into place there is a little that squeezes out, and it is a real bear to remove. But once you have it finished, I have no doubt this stuff will outlast Joan Rivers' face lifts.

Next time I use it I am going to try leaving it about 1/8" shy of the edge and hope when it is compressed it won't reach that edge. That will eliminate the cleanup.

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...Next time I use it I am going to try leaving it about 1/8" shy of the edge and hope when it is compressed it won't reach that edge. That will eliminate the cleanup.

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I also had that thought.
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I also had that thought.
We thought about that also, but I think it will depend how you window holes are cut out. A couple of ours were REALLY close around the corners, and might not have sealed well if we didn't bring the tape all the way out to the edge. So we intentionally left a little "overhang" to make sure everything sealed. We figured the clean up effort was better than the effort it would take to try to seal the window again if it leaked.
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We thought about that also, but I think it will depend how you window holes are cut out. A couple of ours were REALLY close around the corners, and might not have sealed well if we didn't bring the tape all the way out to the edge. So we intentionally left a little "overhang" to make sure everything sealed. We figured the clean up effort was better than the effort it would take to try to seal the window again if it leaked.
How difficult was it to clean up the overhang?
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Once I figured out the "trick", it wasn't that bad. It was still a serious pain in the ***, but considerably easier than what we had been trying. I think in the long run, it'll be worth the trouble though (I hope !!!).
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