Buy Bed-It Butyl Tape
I am off cruising until August 25th. No orders will ship until after then. If you need Bed-It Tape in a hurry please order it through Hamilton Marine. They are my largest US stocking distributor of Bed-It Tape.
UPDATE: 3/21/2014 - Always on the march to make Bed-It Tape the absolute best product it can be I made a change to the release paper I was using. I spent a good deal of time and money to come up with the best release paper I could for use with Bed-It Tape. The new release paper is white and is a significant upgrade from the old release paper. Even multiple years out Bed-It should still peel away cleanly.
ABOUT BED-IT TAPE:
Bed-It Tape is specifically formulated and extruded for the installation of deck fittings to the decks of boats. All aspects of the installation procedure and necessary formulation requirements have been brought together in a marine specific bedding tape.
It has been designed to:
*Work across wide temperature ranges with minimal "creep" or cold flow even in hot climates
*Formulated to have exceptional tolerance to withstand slight movement between deck and fitting
*Stand up to typical boat washing chemicals
*Stick to the parts not your fingers
*Have the proper density for use in a "compression" application.
*Have right density to allow it to displace from under the fitting in a reasonable time frame
Bed-It Tape is made only from the finest materials and has been designed to exceed the quality of pre EPA tapes that have lasted for 30+ years..
Bed-It Tape is not an RV, Masonsry, HVAC or glazing product it was specifically formulated for use in bedding deck hardware.
Bed-It Tape is made in the USA with US labor and creates US jobs!!
Stuck To Knife
So how flexible & sticky is this Bed-it Tape? I stuck a very small tab to the end of a heavy stainless steel kitchen knife...
Stuck To Cabinet
I then let gravity go to work..
As you can see the butyl sticks to both surfaces tenaciously and simply stretches without failure. This is a LOT more movement than you would ever see in a piece of deck hardware.
And still stretching and no failure...
This sub 2" long piece stretched all the way to the counter.
And down for the count, and still the Bed-It Tape did not fail. Remember this tape is non-curing, non-hardening and does not lose it's stickyness or ability to stretch. How about those tube caulks? Think they have anywhere near this much elasticity?
No, It Does Not Stretch Like Bed-It Tape
This is barely 1/16th of an inch of movement and the factory bedding compound, a polyurethane tube caulk, has already failed. This boat was less than three years old! Food for thought.
Proudly Made in the USA !!!!