Clear Hatch Sealing Tape

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  1. Mar 28, 2019 #1

    HomeBuilt101

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    Greetings,

    I have a hatch that I cannot seem to get sealed up for water leaks. It is on a flat surface so I want to seal it up with some kind of clear tape.

    Naturally I want some kind of clear tape that would not be an obvious eye sore on the nose of the airplane and I also want it to be removable without taking the paint off but I don't want it so easily removable that it will peel off in flight.

    Does anybody have any suggestions for a product like this? THANKS!!!
     
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    No but simple window puddy under might work, except for your location in which case silicon under with tape between until it hardened
     
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    You need to look into 3M "Blenderm" surgical tape. This tape is absolutely waterproof, very thin, and very very "stretchy" to go around curves. It is a surgical tape you have to get from a medical supply store. I reocmmend the 1 inch wide, but for small hatches witth little or no gap the 1/2" tape will work. I have used this tape extensively with very good results. Lasts a long time, very peel resistant. Clean the surface with alcohol, dry, and apply the tape. "Goo Gone" or "Goof Off" will remove the residue later if needed.
     
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    You might look at 'sail tape' used for quick repairs of torn or damaged sailboat sails.

    Fred
     
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    I have good luck with VentureTape- Cold weather formula the down side is it is double side adhesive but if your area is white you can leave the backing on.Biggest problem with about any tape is the lose of paint.
     
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    Thanks everyone! I knew I came to the right place for advice
     

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