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Old 05-03-18, 02:42 PM
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Get a grip!

My new bar tape came with crappy finishing tape that didn't stick, so I had to figure something out.

My tool box had a roll of vulcanizing tape that I had used roadside to repair cooling hoses in the past...so I gave it a try. It came out so nice, I thought I'd share. Besides its nice appearance, it has no adhesive...it kind of reacts to itself & becomes a single blob. At any rate, taking it off yields no residue to mop up. I bought the stuff @ AutoZone (no affiliation).


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Old 05-03-18, 03:09 PM
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Has been sold in that role for a while

https://www.amazon.com/Silicone-Fusi.../dp/B0742K729M
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Cool. I'll also finish the end with electrician's tape and then put the branded finishing tape over that.
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Old 05-03-18, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by AndreyT View Post
Has been sold in that role for a while

https://www.amazon.com/Silicone-Fusi.../dp/B0742K729M
Well, well, well. Being late to the party is not out of the ordinary for me & I'm OK with that.
Thanks for the link, HOWEVER,I bought the same stuff for $6 @ AutoZone, instead of Amazon's $10.
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I appreciate the info. I've always just planned on replacing the electrical tape every few months.
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That is a pretty clean look. Next time i re-tape, I'll have to try it.
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Originally Posted by jimmie65 View Post
I appreciate the info. I've always just planned on replacing the electrical tape every few months.
This stuff is magnitudes better than electrical tape ...ZERO residue left behind upon removal.
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Yup, very nice! Clean install tips are always nice!
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Wow looks great! Thanks for the tip!
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Remember:
Amazon: $10
AutoZone: $6

That Amazon guy is already rich enough, LOL.
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Originally Posted by LKA View Post
...a roll of vulcanizing tape ...
It's easier to find if you call it "self fusing silicone tape". You can also find it in a number of different colors.
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Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
It's easier to find if you call it "self fusing silicone tape". You can also find it in a number of different colors.
Nice, I hadn't thought of colors. If glossy, like the black stuff I used, the colored version would look great & add a bit to your being visible on the road.
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