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  • Duct Tape

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  • Electrical Tape

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  • Gaffer Tape

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    Tape

    Whats the best tape in the world? Duct tape, Electrical tape or Gaffer Tape? Discuss...

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    Duct tape and WD40 solve all problems. If it moves and it is not supposed to but duct tape on it. If it is supposed to move and doesn't put wd40 on it.
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    Maxell XL-II, or the TDK equivalent Type II tape whose name eludes me at the moment. Failing that, Gorilla Tape. Failing even that, duct tape.
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    Worm.

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    But gaffer is my all time favorite.

    Frog tape for painting is next.
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    I had to look up gaffer tape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    Maxell XL-II, or the TDK equivalent Type II tape whose name eludes me at the moment. Failing that, Gorilla Tape. Failing even that, duct tape.
    So it was the TDK SA tape. Or even Nashbar handlebar tape... in camo, please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy View Post
    I had to look up gaffer tape.
    It's like duct tape but gives up from the surface easily. Location photographers, film makers use it to hold cable, bushes, garments, mount lights...

    It's a wonder!
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    Ooooh! And then there's Velcro tape! The Industrial strength is a total problem solver for mounting switches, media players, surge protectors...
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    I'm a clear packing tape fan myself. I use more playing than packing.
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    Then there's the new cassette tape that will hold 185 terabytes of data.
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    It all depends on what the task at hand is...


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    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy View Post
    I had to look up gaffer tape.
    I had to look it up and then wondered why I didn't know of it and already have some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by black_box View Post
    I had to look it up and then wondered why I didn't know of it and already have some.
    Dude...

    Of course it's probably what hockey players use for stick tape.

    This stuff is truly awesome. It's like duct tape perfected, or WD-400.
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    But you still need to check out Velcro Industrial.

    Quote Originally Posted by toddles View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    But you still need to check out Velcro Industrial.

    You could even use it on yout hockey stick...
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    And all electrical tape is not the same.

    Most "electrical tape" is a ETSO.
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    Cheap duct tape isn't worth it. Come back an hour later and is peeling away. Really gone down in quality.
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    What could possibly go wrong?

    duct tape World_'s Worst Mechanic.jpg
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    Last edited by bikejunkie; 05-12-14 at 04:44 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tizeye View Post
    What could possibly go wrong?

    duct tape World_'s Worst Mechanic.jpg
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    From the past: Friction tape, ideal for many uses.
    From the present: Self-fusing silicone tape, for water leaks and sealing cable connections.
    From the future: Meld tape, able to replicate any material's cell structure and create a repair matrix that is as strong as original and completely undetectable.
    Or just duct tape.

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