We have done a complete restoration and we are having our trailer professionally painted next week. All the windows are out. If we have the trailer painted, then install the windows how do we get the extra sticky Butyl tape off when it squishes out of the frame of the window? When it squished out of the j-rail we cut off the excess with a razor blade then used lacquer thinner to remove the rest. If we use lacquer thinner to remove the excess after painting it will ruin the paint. Ideas? THanks!
Thanks! Should we attach the cargo doors before or after painting? We have debated this because we don't know if the gasket will look crummy after awhile if it has been painted. Also, what do you use to attach the rubber gasket with? Rubber cement?
Post by gonekayaking on Jun 20, 2013 7:43:55 GMT -8
I agree tape off the cargo gasket and use rtv to attach. As for the butyl tape. I found that if it's cool out when you set your windows it will slice off with a utility knife pretty easily and then rolls up on itself pretty well. Do it right after you put the windows in and let the window and the screws seat the tape rather than pressing it on.
If it's hot out, it will definitely be messier. I also stored the extra butyl tape wrapped in reflective bubble wrap in a cooler with a block of ice in it while working to keep it cool. that helped a ton.