RV Putty Tape

Regular RV putty tape is a gray material in rolls of 3/4″ or 1″ wide with a crepe-paper backing. It’s inexpensive and sold in every RV store. It works well and has been used in the RV industry for many years.

However, in recent years a better “whiter” putty tape has been available. This tape is much stickier and often has a slick, plastic paper backing. Only a little more expensive, it is far more effective because it has some “butyl-like” content, it doesn’t “ooze” as bad as the gray putty tape and can be found up to 1-1/2″ wide. You should be able to find it at your RV store and also at boating supply stores or in heating/air conditioning places where they use it in duct work.

TIP: When using any kind of this tape/sealer, it will tend to stick to itself and the backing. Most annoying. You can make it a lot easier to handle by putting it in the freezer for 10 or so minutes before using. Yes, it will still stick just fine.
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