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Watch out when buying Duct tape....

Post by Ardust Plaza » Tue Sep 02, 2003 2:01 pm

... I bought a roll of unbranded Duct tape this year which promptly fell off almost everything I tried to stick it to. Completely useless and annoying! I have heard 3M brand is one of the better ones. Anyone got the lowdown on this one?
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Post by rabbit » Wed Sep 03, 2003 2:44 pm

3M is as good as it gets when it comes to any kind of tape!
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Post by Lydia Love » Thu Sep 04, 2003 11:35 pm

3Ms double sided tape has been known to hold on pasties for a whole night of dancing as well.

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Post by TheJudge » Fri Sep 05, 2003 11:46 pm

A shade structure busted my jumpseat window of my truck (A karmic bitch slap that I had coming) I cut some plywood and drywall screwed it with some 2x4 pieces to block most of the opening. To make it waterproof, I used a no-name brand of duct tape that did the same thing you described except stuck to the truck just long enough to deposit its glue to the paint, then fell away.

It was magical to see how useless this stuff was. I ended up laying stips of tape together and weaved it into a fabric that I then stapled to the wood.

Playa engineering at its best.
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Post by III » Sat Sep 06, 2003 8:49 am

duct tape, by design, has soft gooey adhesive and semielsatic fabric. the adhesive flows when it becomes warm which is ideal for sealing ducts. it's not so good for when you actually want it to stick to stuff in the desert.

gaffer's tape looks very similiar, but has a stronger (and less residue leaving) adhesive, and a firmer fabric.

there probably are some uses for duct tape, though. bundling up thieves and storing them out of harms way until the end of the event comes to mind.
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Post by TheJudge » Sat Sep 06, 2003 9:39 am

Gaffers tape is ideal for the reasons you mentioned, but at $11 per roll its a bit on the expensive side.

I'm sure there are places where you can get it cheaper, but my only luck finding true gaffers tape is at a grip supply company like Mole Richardson.
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Post by tbone » Mon Sep 08, 2003 9:36 pm

TheJudge wrote:Gaffers tape is ideal for the reasons you mentioned, but at $11 per roll its a bit on the expensive side.

I'm sure there are places where you can get it cheaper, but my only luck finding true gaffers tape is at a grip supply company like Mole Richardson.
Word on the street is that it's now sold at Home Depot as "contractor's tape". No word on price, but as I'm there almost every day, I'll soon know.

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Post by Skyhawk » Thu Sep 18, 2003 9:07 am

I Am there every day. I work at Home Depot and I took a look around, and at least down here, the only "contractor's tape" is the cheapo rolls of masking tape or grey duct tape bundled together

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Post by pickle » Sat Sep 20, 2003 8:33 am

Duct tape comes in different grades of stickyness. Medium grade seems to be everywhere, like in the Paint dept at HD. Stay away from it. Try looking in the HVAC area, where you can probably find the HEAVY DUTY rip-the-hairs-out-of-your-crotch bikini-wax grade.
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Post by DogBoy » Wed Oct 01, 2003 9:57 pm

TheJudge Sez:
Gaffers tape is ideal for the reasons you mentioned, but at $11 per roll its a bit on the expensive side.
Gaffers tape is FREE so long as:

You work in the industry.

You don't mind incomplete rolls.

You morals allow it.

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Post by Skyhawk » Thu Oct 02, 2003 8:50 am

pickle wrote:Try looking in the HVAC area, where you can probably find the HEAVY DUTY rip-the-hairs-out-of-your-crotch bikini-wax grade.
Good idea.. sounds like a theme-camp waiting to happen..

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Post by TomServo » Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:26 pm

Gorilla tape
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Post by ¡Niers! » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:36 am

TomServo wrote:Gorilla tape
I second that. I've used Gorilla tape numerous times on the playa and it's worked out perfectly. In fact, it's still stuck on some things that have endured 2 winters outside. There's no way in hell that duct tape can do that.
I just wish they made white gorilla tape.

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Post by gyre » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:15 am

The real duct tape is now sold as the high priced product, often called gaffer's tape.
Testing has shown it to be useful for almost everything EXCEPT heating ducts.

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Post by moonrise » Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:10 pm

TomServo wrote:Gorilla tape
Gorilla tape is expensive last time I bought some (I'm still saving the last bit for something expensive that needs repair)

Does anyone know where the best prices are to be had for this stuff are?
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Post by TomServo » Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:17 pm

moonrise wrote:
TomServo wrote:Gorilla tape
Gorilla tape is expensive last time I bought some (I'm still saving the last bit for something expensive that needs repair)

Does anyone know where the best prices are to be had for this stuff are?
Yeah, its expensive. But if you use it, sparingly, and to be used again....Its worth the cost. Maybe we should start a GorillaGuild...buy it in bulk, for elite burners.
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Post by Eric » Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:46 pm

gyre wrote:The real duct tape is now sold as the high priced product, often called gaffer's tape.
Gaffers tape is not duct tape!!!!! Gaffers tape is designed to hold something down but pull up cleanly, used mostly in movies, tv, theater & photography (it has other uses as well). It will not hold something like duct tape will. Similar glues, but they do not function alike.

The glue on regular duct tape will not hold up to heat either, do be careful how you use it.
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Post by ¡Niers! » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:14 pm

moonrise wrote:Gorilla tape is expensive last time I bought some (I'm still saving the last bit for something expensive that needs repair)

Does anyone know where the best prices are to be had for this stuff are?
http://www.discountfleetsupply.com/gor6035121.html
http://www.discountfleetsupply.com/gor60130.html

Just a simple search came up with this being the price to beat.
Still not cheap, but you get what you pay for I guess.

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Post by Elliot » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:00 pm

:D
An other source for good tape is "racer tape". I don't know what the brand(s) name would be, or price, but I'm talking about the stuff that you see the pit crews put on race cars on TV. You buy it at stores that sell serious auto racing equipment. I imagine you can order it on the internet, but you would want to investigate to make sure you get the real stuff.

I use Gorilla Tape from the nearest hardware store.
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Post by oneeyeddick » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:45 pm

From now on, this is the only tape that matters.

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Post by moonrise » Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:59 am

oneeyeddick wrote:From now on, this is the only tape that matters.

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Post by TomServo » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:04 am

I wrote a letter to Gorilla, asking if they could expand their color options.


Could have sworn I saw Red and Blue tape...
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Post by Elliot » Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:33 pm

:D
I have red tape of decent quality, but not sure where I found it. Maybe Ace Hardware.

From what I remember reading about "duct tape", it was never supposed to be used on heating ducts -- and is now not allowed for that purpose. The original name (still IIRC) was "duck tape", as in cotton duck cloth. "Cloth tape", "canvas tape".
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Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:17 pm

Anyone know anything about "Python Tape"? At least that's what I think it was called; some sort of constrictor at any rate.


And Dick, I'd just like it on the record that I've had a roll of that for a couple of weeks now.

Of course, now that the secret's out, anyone can claim that.
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Post by ygmir » Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:48 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Anyone know anything about "Python Tape"? At least that's what I think it was called; some sort of constrictor at any rate.


And Dick, I'd just like it on the record that I've had a roll of that for a couple of weeks now.

Of course, now that the secret's out, anyone can claim that.
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Post by oneeyeddick » Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:55 pm

Fishy, I am allowed to purchace 2 rolls of it every time we go to Waldoworld(yesm, even they have it now)

given time, I hope to have enough to cover one of my RVs with.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:18 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:Fishy, I am allowed to purchace 2 rolls of it every time we go to Waldoworld(yesm, even they have it now)

given time, I hope to have enough to cover one of my RVs with.
Oooh! That will add to the structural integrity!
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Post by ygmir » Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:19 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
oneeyeddick wrote:Fishy, I am allowed to purchace 2 rolls of it every time we go to Waldoworld(yesm, even they have it now)

given time, I hope to have enough to cover one of my RVs with.
Oooh! That will add to the structural integrity!
good idea!!
I can think of several who would benefit from a hat made from it, then.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:22 pm

ygmir wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
oneeyeddick wrote:Fishy, I am allowed to purchace 2 rolls of it every time we go to Waldoworld(yesm, even they have it now)

given time, I hope to have enough to cover one of my RVs with.
Oooh! That will add to the structural integrity!
good idea!!
I can think of several who would benefit from a hat made from it, then.
Over or under the tin foil?
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Post by ygmir » Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:29 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
ygmir wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote: Oooh! That will add to the structural integrity!
good idea!!
I can think of several who would benefit from a hat made from it, then.
Over or under the tin foil?
I can see a product line.........protection for astral influences, and, cohesive thought, either or both.

we can add chin straps, for those high speed conveyances.
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