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I am trying to re-seal the door panel on my truck.

I have 2mil plastic sheeting which is sold as painting drop cloth.

I have learned that butyl tape is the way to go to attach it to the door.
Napa can order it for me, but my hope is that it is available in stock if
I just knew what who to ask.

Oh, and I would be happy to also hear if I should get some other plastic
sheeting that may stick better to the butyl compound.

Ideas?

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Doug Herr wrote:
> I am trying to re-seal the door panel on my truck.
>
> I have 2mil plastic sheeting which is sold as painting drop cloth.
>
> I have learned that butyl tape is the way to go to attach it to the
> door. Napa can order it for me, but my hope is that it is available
> in stock if I just knew what who to ask.
>
> Oh, and I would be happy to also hear if I should get some other
> plastic sheeting that may stick better to the butyl compound.
>
> Ideas?


Many of the wholesale paint houses that sell replacement body panels will
sell retail as well and have this type of supplies.
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You might be able to find it at the local hardware store; It is also used to
seal flashing on roofs.

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> I am trying to re-seal the door panel on my truck.
>
> I have 2mil plastic sheeting which is sold as painting drop cloth.
>
> I have learned that butyl tape is the way to go to attach it to the door.
> Napa can order it for me, but my hope is that it is available in stock if
> I just knew what who to ask.
>
> Oh, and I would be happy to also hear if I should get some other plastic
> sheeting that may stick better to the butyl compound.
>
> Ideas?
>
> --
> Doug Herr
> doug*at*wombatz*dot*com
>
 
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Let us know how it goes. I'd like to do that as well.

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> I am trying to re-seal the door panel on my truck.
>
> I have 2mil plastic sheeting which is sold as painting drop cloth.
>
> I have learned that butyl tape is the way to go to attach it to the door.
> Napa can order it for me, but my hope is that it is available in stock if
> I just knew what who to ask.
>
> Oh, and I would be happy to also hear if I should get some other plastic
> sheeting that may stick better to the butyl compound.
>
> Ideas?
>
> --
> Doug Herr
> doug*at*wombatz*dot*com
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On Wed, 28 Dec 2005 20:10:26 -0800, Brad Taylor wrote:

> Let us know how it goes. I'd like to do that as well.


It may be a few days before I have any more to report. After a few more
phone calls today, I gave up and used duct tape. There is another storm
forecast for Friday, so I will get to see how well it worked. If it does
not work then I guess I will order the 60 foot roll of butyl tape that
Napa auto can get me.



> "Doug Herr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> I am trying to re-seal the door panel on my truck.
>>
>> I have 2mil plastic sheeting which is sold as painting drop cloth.
>>
>> I have learned that butyl tape is the way to go to attach it to the
>> door. Napa can order it for me, but my hope is that it is available in
>> stock if I just knew what who to ask.
>>
>> Oh, and I would be happy to also hear if I should get some other plastic
>> sheeting that may stick better to the butyl compound.
>>
>> Ideas?


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Doug,

You might want to try a glass shop. When I had to wait for a new piece of
glass to come in, the guy at the glass shop placed some temporary plastic
sheeting and secured it with what I believe was butyl tape. As I recall,
they even had it in tube form, similar to the ones that are used for
caulking. They might be willing to sell you what you need or, at the very
least, put you in touch with a local supplier that has it in stock.

Hope this helps.

Peter.

"Brad Taylor" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Let us know how it goes. I'd like to do that as well.
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> "Doug Herr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> I am trying to re-seal the door panel on my truck.
>>
>> I have 2mil plastic sheeting which is sold as painting drop cloth.
>>
>> I have learned that butyl tape is the way to go to attach it to the door.
>> Napa can order it for me, but my hope is that it is available in stock if
>> I just knew what who to ask.
>>
>> Oh, and I would be happy to also hear if I should get some other plastic
>> sheeting that may stick better to the butyl compound.
>>
>> Ideas?
>>
>> --
>> Doug Herr
>> doug*at*wombatz*dot*com
>>

>
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Abody shop removed thatplastic sheet years ago and I've lived with the noise
and seeping air. I like your idea about trying to seal it.

"Doug Herr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 28 Dec 2005 20:10:26 -0800, Brad Taylor wrote:
>
> > Let us know how it goes. I'd like to do that as well.

>
> It may be a few days before I have any more to report. After a few more
> phone calls today, I gave up and used duct tape. There is another storm
> forecast for Friday, so I will get to see how well it worked. If it does
> not work then I guess I will order the 60 foot roll of butyl tape that
> Napa auto can get me.
>
>
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> > "Doug Herr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> > news:p[email protected]
> >>
> >> I am trying to re-seal the door panel on my truck.
> >>
> >> I have 2mil plastic sheeting which is sold as painting drop cloth.
> >>
> >> I have learned that butyl tape is the way to go to attach it to the
> >> door. Napa can order it for me, but my hope is that it is available in
> >> stock if I just knew what who to ask.
> >>
> >> Oh, and I would be happy to also hear if I should get some other

plastic
> >> sheeting that may stick better to the butyl compound.
> >>
> >> Ideas?

>
> --
> Doug Herr
> doug*at*wombatz*dot*com
>
 
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