3M Butyl Rubber Strip Caulk (08578)

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Product Description

3M 08578 Butyl Rubber Strip Caulk is a convenient sealant solution that is ideal for a variety of applications including plugging holes, noise reduction, and preventing moisture penetration. The soft, permanently pliable butyl rubber formula does not need any tools to be applied, and will not shrink, harden, or become brittle. It is paintable immediately after installation, reducing the amount of shop time needed for automotive repair. Arrives boxed, pre-cut into 1-foot lengths that are ready for use. To apply, simply cut to size if needed, press onto the desired area, and smooth with a finger. Country of Origin: United States.


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3M Butyl Rubber Strip Caulk (08578)
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.

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08578 Standard sizes


1 ft. strips, 60 per box


UPC = 051135085783

Single Item (1-11 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (12-59 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (60-119 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 120 Items)


a 6% discount

a 8% discount

a 10% discount





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Patrick Apr 20, 2022
QUESTION: What is the temperature range for use and what is the average life in an outdoor enviroment?
ANSWER: The technical data 3M provides on that product can be found in their datasheet at https://static.findtape.com/TDS/3M/3M-08578-Strip-Calk-TDS.pdf. For anything not covered can also inquire with 3M directly at https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/help-center/. Thank you.
Leo Adams Apr 03, 2022
QUESTION: is black the only color for the strip caulk
ANSWER: Yes, that is the only color 3M offers it in. Thank you.

User Reviews

Made in the USA
hot melt rubber (synthetic)
Offers the widest range of application flexibility available. Exhibits excellent processing performance whether manually or automatically applied. Has superior tensile strength, adhesion properties and holding force which ensures consistent, reliable seals. Hot melt adhesive will bond faster to a surface which is referred to as quick-grab or quick-stick. It typically has higher tack (will feel stickier to the touch), but is also softer. It has lower heat resistance, shear resistance, and sometimes UV resistance than an acrylic adhesive. NOTE: it is called hot melt because the adhesive is applied hot by the manufacturer and then hardens as it cools (you do not need to apply heat to the tape yourself).
natural rubber
Properties are similar to that of hot melt rubber, but natural rubber often holds where other adhesives won't (recycled fibers, dust, cold, heat and heavy loads). It provides good overall adhesion and moisture resistance.
Offer excellent performance, especially for applications in temperatures less than 40°F and greater then 120°F. It provides excellent clarity, has high shear strength, is usually more permanent/durable even when exposed to moisture, and it ages well over extended periods in fluorescent and sunlight. Since it remains clear for the life of the application and does not yellow over time it is ideal for applications such as sealing white cartons. While it has good initial adhesion it does take 24-48 hours to cure and to achieve its maximum bond strength (has gradual adhesion buildup). Another difference between hot melt rubber and acrylic adhesive is if you fold tape over making the two adhesive sides touch the acrylic adhesive will remain attached to the carrier (e.g. paper, film) while a hot melt adhesive will stick to itself and pull off of the carrier. It is the best choice for clarity, UV resistance and aging characteristics.
Is great for extreme temperature applications since silicone adhesive can work in continuous operating temperatures from -100°F to 500°F. They also exhibit good chemical resistance, retain electrical properties, and remove cleanly with little or no residue.
zinc oxide
Zinc oxide based adhesive formula is a skin-friendly adhesive which is commonly used on sports medicine tapes.
Thickness, AKA caliper or gauge, refers to the distance from one surface of a tape backing, or adhesive, to the other.
1 mil = 1/1000 of an inch
Examples: 1/16 inch = 62.5 mils; 1/32 inch = 31.25 mils
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