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Old 10-22-2013, 02:58 PM   #21
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I would reccomend a thin silicon foam tape. This is a roll, not caulk. It is only sticky on one side so should be good 'forever'.

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Old 10-22-2013, 04:59 PM   #22
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I do not recommend silicone for this application Tom but this video should increase your odds of success next time you do use it.



Denatured alcohol in a squirt bottle works as well but the dish washing detergent is far more benign and works well too.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:13 PM   #23
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...Denatured alcohol in a squirt bottle works as well but the dish washing detergent is far more benign and works well too.
Yup! 409 or similar kitchen cleaner also works well and works on 3M 4200 or any of the caulks. I haven't tried it on 5200 (Satin's Glue) yet though.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:39 PM   #24
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I think Capn Craig has a good one. Pick the thickness .

No caulks here as they will also act as a glue. Even butyl rubber tape, and I use it, would likely not be best here. Not because it won't seal but if you want to remove it periodically then it will be more difficult, maybe a lot.
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:50 PM   #25
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Compressible foam tape, the kind for sealing drafty windows etc?
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:38 PM   #26
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I think the gasket idea mentioned earlier is the best solution. Possibly cork, bonded to one side.
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:23 AM   #27
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"If you wanted to keep the panels easily removable a very thin stick on weather stripping might work."
I agree with Kevin. I think this is the only way you'll be able to frequently remove the panel without having to reapply sealant each time.
MDR sells 1/8" thick, closed cell, self adhesive, weather strip. I think I'd try that first.
It should compress to about half it's expanded thickness.


CLOSED-CELL FOAM TAPE SEALS OUT MOISTURE,
WEAHTER, SOUND AND FUMES
NON-MOISTURE ABSORBING

PVC foam .125 thick tape is ideal for cushioning windows and doors. Absorbs shock and eliminates vibration. Prevents metal to metal contact.
Size: 1/8" x 3/8" x 10'
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:39 AM   #28
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Maybe you don't want to seal it; seal the leaks themselves and put in a drain and a couple of good vents. If you need access like you say, move the problem.
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It should compress to about half it's expanded thickness.


CLOSED-CELL FOAM TAPE SEALS OUT MOISTURE,
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NON-MOISTURE ABSORBING
I used this stuff to keep water out of my lazarette and it worked great!
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