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Alpha Systems Butyl Tape for RV Weatherproofing - 30' x 3/4" x 1/8" - White

Alpha Systems Butyl Tape for RV Weatherproofing - 30' x 3/4" x 1/8" - White

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Butyl tape is an essential tool for weatherproofing marine and RV components. This sturdy material creates a long-lasting, weatherproof gasket to fill gaps between your RV's outer hull and the mounting points for vents, windows, and doors. Lowest Prices for the best rv roof repair from Alpha Systems. Alpha Systems Butyl Tape for RV Weatherproofing - 30' x 3/4" x 1/8" - White part number AL64UV can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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Alpha Systems RV Roof Repair - AL64UV

  • Tape
  • 30 Feet Long
  • Butyl Tape
  • Alpha Systems

Butyl tape is an essential tool for weatherproofing marine and RV components. This sturdy material creates a long-lasting, weatherproof gasket to fill gaps between your RV's outer hull and the mounting points for vents, windows, and doors.


Features:

  • Butyl tape functions as a gasket for a weatherproof seal when mounting RV or marine components
    • Sticks to the underside of mounting brackets and installation points before pressing into place on your RV or boat
    • Provides for greater protection from the elements than using sealant alone
    • Prevents the intrusion of moisture into nail or screw holes
  • Adhesive works on most nonporous materials including roofing membranes and metal
    • Won't crack, harden, or shrink
    • Can be applied in temperatures from -5 degrees F to 120 degrees F
  • Easy to use - press tape firmly to first surface, remove backing, and then press onto second surface for an even seal
    • Applies best to clean and dry surfaces
  • White color
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Quantity: 1 roll
  • Dimensions: 30' long x 3/4" wide x 1/8" thick
  • Application temperature range: -5 F - 120 F
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Butyl tape is used primarily as a gasket for preventing moisture from leaking into your RV around cutouts in the hull for vents, doors, windows, and wiring outlets. Butyl tape is widely used by RV manufacturers because of its high performance and durability. It does not dry out and crack over time, and its strong adhesive quality means it sticks and stays in place on smooth surfaces.


Butyl tape is most often used in conjunction with sealants to create the highest level of weatherproofing to prevent leaks and ongoing damage. It's ideal for use in areas where fixtures need to be drilled, nailed or bolted into place. The rubbery material keeps those openings sealed and free from water damage. While this is great for those who do their own repairs and upgrades, butyl tape is also good to have on hand to make temporary repairs. The tacky material can plug up any problem areas and hold strong, so you don't have to cut your trip short.



862403 Alpha Systems Q130 Butyl Tape for RVs - 30' Long x 3/4" Wide x 1/8" Thick - Qty 20





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Video Transcript for Alpha Systems RV Butyl Tape Review

Hi there RV and trailer owners. Today, we're going to be taking a look at Alpha Systems butyl tape. This butyl tape does come in various lengths and sizes. We have lengths from 20 to 45 feet. The width of the strips can come between 3/8" up to one and a half inches. And the thickness of the strips can be anywhere from 1/16" of an inch, up to 3/16" of an inch.

These are also available in two different qualities. You can get the Q130 and the Q180. The Q130 is the slightly heavier duty butyl tape. And it's a considered to be non trimable by Alpha Systems. And it's going to be more for your, your rail pieces and kind of the things that you don't want to see cause it's a little bit heavier duty and it's considered non-trimable.

It's what we use today for our antenna up here. Cause we wanted to ensure we got a good seal here on the roof and we knew we we're going to be covering it with self-leveling sealant, so having the nicer trimable, better looking trimable butyl tape of the Q180, really isn't necessarily up here. The Q180 though is really ideal for your windows and your doorframes, areas where you want to keep it nice and clean and be able to trim that butyl tape very smoothly and easily with a plastic knife so you don't end up messing up any kind of paint surfaces and things like that. Then the Q80 is going to be the more appropriate option. But otherwise their properties are going to be very similar and you can, you can get those in various lengths, depending on the applications of what you're working on, the width of the surfaces you need to seal, maybe for your windows and door frames, maybe you're a little thicker than what you would need for something like your roof antenna or a like a solar panel or something like that.

This butyl tape that we're going to be using is 3/4" wide by an 1/8" thick. That's going to give us a nice protective layer that we can put along the whole bottom to seal it to the roof. And so very kind of putty tacky sealant, that's going to stay like this and squish around and really fill in the gaps. And I highly recommended it in areas when you're screwing things to the roof, because it can actually, when you go to screw the screw in, you thread it through the butyl tape here, it actually wick down the screw to help it seal even the threads down inside your roof to prevent any moisture from wicking down your fasteners and causing damage and deterioration to your roof here, cause it is made of wood so water will rot and deteriorate that over time. So we want to keep all that moisture out of there and buytl tapes one of the best ways to do so.

And we're going to be showing you, here are a couple of different ways that butyl tape is going to save this roof from future issues. We're replacing the TV antenna on us. We've got our new antenna here. And one of the things you're going to notice is that our old antenna was quite a bit different shape than our new antenna. When we go to put this in place in roughly that location, we've got all these screw holes that are exposed around the outer perimeter of our new antenna base. We can't have screw holes in the roof. That's not going to work. That's going to cause issues with moisture contamination and causing rot and things like that. Now self-leveling sealant is a great sealant that we're going to be using with this as well to help seal this up. But the self-leveling sealant is just kind of your top protective layer and we want to get down inside of the, all these holes and that's where the butyl tape here is going to come in handy. So, first thing we're going to do is we're going to go ahead and get this antenna mounted up because we are unsure exactly, you know, which all holes are not going to be covered until we get it mounted on there. And then we can address those holes. Before we put self-leveling sealant in place. We're going to be putting this all the way around the whole bottom. That way it's going to seal it to the roof, when we screw it down, it's going to squish this butyl tape, get in between all these grooves from the texture on our roof, as well as inside the areas here to seal this up. We want to make sure that when we're putting the butyl tape on, we're covering the entire perimeter and you can see our screw holes here, do kind of go slightly towards the inside. We want to make sure that the butyl tape is covering up those screw holes. So that way, when we screw it down, it does wick down into the roof. So we're just going to be putting this on now, just ripping out some pieces and putting it in place. And we're just going to repeat this all the way around our antenna. And if you've got some spots where you need to add a little bit more it's okay, like this a little bit here, it's getting a little bit thin on the end. And we had kind of a spot that we missed back here so we can take it and fill that in. Because the most important thing is that we've got complete coverage. Now, since our antenna, since the coaxial cable here for our TV is routed on top of the roof and we're going to have to like route it all the way underneath. And we grounded out that little slot there, we want to make sure that the seals, so we're going to be taking butyl tape and we're going to be wrapping it around our antenna wire here. So we know that when it goes through, passes underneath, it's going to be sealed. I'm probably going to take another piece and put it on the opposite side and make sure it's got complete coverage. All right. So now that we've got that prepared. We can start to put this in place, make sure that this cable stays lined up for us because of our special circumstances. We can go ahead and get our fastener screwed down. So, we mentioned before now, before we put our self-leveling sealant on it, we need to cover up any screw holes that are left behind from the difference in the shape between our two antennas. So you can see here, we've got a couple right here, so we're just taking some small chunks of buytl tape. We're going to put it over top of the hole. We're gonna take one of the factory screws that we had removed from our previous antenna and just to poke it down into that hole through the butyl tape. We'll do the same with this one, I'm just gonna lift up on the butyl tape so I can see where that hole is so I can match my screw up with it. And now we're just gonna run this into place. Same thing with our other one here, just run this one in place. And we're going to repeat that for any remaining screw holes that we have here in the roof, so that way, when we go to put the self-leveling sealant on top, we know we wicked down inside the hole with our butyl tape. And that completes our look at Alpha Systems butyl tape..


Customer Reviews

Alpha Systems Butyl Tape for RV Weatherproofing - 30' x 3/4" x 1/8" - White - AL64UV

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (91 Customer Reviews)

Butyl tape is an essential tool for weatherproofing marine and RV components. This sturdy material creates a long-lasting, weatherproof gasket to fill gaps between your RV's outer hull and the mounting points for vents, windows, and doors.

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Easy to use and seals very well.




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Sticky stuff, works as advertised.




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I have never used butyl tape before but am hoping it can solve some minor issues such as weatherproofing around storage doors, skylights, and the marker lights along the front of the motorhome. I haven't used it just yet, but plan to before winter.




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great product, excellent company to work with




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Review from a similar Q130 Butyl Tape in RV Roof Repair


I changed out the OEM bathroom fan with a Maxxair variable speed fan and used this tape for sealing the surface on the roof. It worked wonderfully!




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Review from a similar Q130 Butyl Tape in RV Roof Repair


Used it under brackets to seal screw holes through the roof when installing a solar panel on our trailer. Does what it is supposed to do. Comes in a 20' roll where we only needed about 8" of it. Oh well, now we have plenty if there is further need for weatherproofing.




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Review from a similar Q130 Butyl Tape in RV Roof Repair


Used this tape on some replacement skylights. It’s a little tricky to get on as it is not rigid. I found cutting to length prior to applying worked best for me. I found that in the end it was very forgiving.




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Review from a similar Q130 Butyl Tape in RV Roof Repair


Used this on a new slideout awning. It was easy to use and works very well




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Review from a similar Q130 Butyl Tape in RV Roof Repair


etrailer support has been great !

Service
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Value - 4

Shipping - 4

Quality - 5




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Review from a similar Q130 Butyl Tape in RV Roof Repair


Perfect for sealing windows and corner moldings- the 3/16 thickness works well for old style corrugated siding




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Review from a similar Q130 Butyl Tape in RV Roof Repair


Worked very well to easily and securely seal the light fixture.




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Review from a similar Q130 Butyl Tape in RV Roof Repair


Must have for weatherproofing.




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Review from a similar Q130 Butyl Tape in RV Roof Repair


Super fast shipping. Came two days faster than tracking showed and it helped me out a great deal. Thank you!


Comments
The butyl tape did its job which was to be the seal on replacement side windows in a 1988 4Runners removable top. It has given me no issues and the adhesion has worked in the humid, hot and damp conditions of Florida since installation. Im glad to have found it at etrailer for a reasonable price and will come back. I have actually already come back, for other items that etrailer specializes in, because of the price, service after the sale, helpful faqs and knowledgeable support staff.
Ken - 11/02/2021


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Review from a similar Q130 Butyl Tape in RV Roof Repair


Overall it was good. The only issue was the shipping. I paid for 3 to 5 day shipping and according to your tracker it wasn't Evan pulled from the shelves till after 5 days of the order and I received the order 5 days after that. One on the items in the shipment was stuck to the box and needed a little protection. (pic included)




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Review from a similar Q130 Butyl Tape in RV Roof Repair


Product wasn't packaged. The product made a sticky inside box on other products purchased.




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Review from a similar Q130 Butyl Tape in RV Roof Repair


Works great, packaging leaves much to be desired.




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Review from a similar Q130 Butyl Tape in RV Roof Repair


It was perfect customer service and communication regarding my recent order. Just have to replace the part now. Loved the how to video on your site.




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Review from a similar Q130 Butyl Tape in RV Roof Repair


Easy to use work great




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Review from a similar Q130 Butyl Tape in RV Roof Repair


worked great



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