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Anyone using Kapton (poliamide) tape as a tire liner?

Old 05-11-12, 09:26 AM
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Anyone using Kapton (polyamide) tape as a tire liner?

Is anyone using Kapton tape as tire liner? It's elastic, non corrosive, works in low and high temp, usually lined with silicone adhesive. I'd think it would be great for stopping punctures caused by small pieces of wire, thorns etc.

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Polyamide is just another type of plastic, like Nylon.
Rim tape covers the spoke heads, tire liner is between the tube
and the inside of the tire casing

Tire liners all are a cut strip, the ends move with every rotation,
and the end will, in time, make a hole.. thru abrasion.

better to have it in the tire casing, which is what Schwalbe does with their
marathon plus line of tires. its under the tread, outside the casing.

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Re: Kapton tape as tire liner

No (I haven't tried it as a tire liner), but I've often wondered if it would make a good rim tape, nice and thin. Seems pricey though, although Velox isn't exactly cheap either.

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Good idea. I just got some from HK on ebay, 1"x100ft roll for ~$7 so I'll have plenty to experiment with.
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I used gorilla tape on one the other day the 1 inch tape split right down the middle and made two wheels worth. Time will tell but the stuff is tough.
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I've found clear box/packing tape to work really well. It's the stuff with fibre-threads embedded. It's thin enough to be really helpful in an oversized rim + undersized tyre combination. The thinner tape lets more of the tyre fall into the valley between the beads to help get the other side on.
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Polyamide? That's the stuff used along with polyester to create microfiber cleaning and detailing cloths. The best microfiber is Korean-made 30% polyamide and 70% polyester. Cheaper microfiber is Chinese made with only 15-20% polyamide and 80-85% polyester.

Never heard of it in tape form.
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