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#250188 - 08/23/12 06:52 PM Re: is it worth to buy 100mph tape? [Re: gonewiththewind]
MostlyHarmless Offline
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Registered: 06/03/09
Posts: 982
Loc: Norway
Buying silver colored "duct tape" has been a very frustrating experience for me. I'm sure there's good stuff out there, but I've found only crappy "duct" tape equivalents where I live.

With gorilla tape I get the performance I want. It's really good stuff and I don't waste any more time buying and trying every "duct" tape available.

I do, however, buy and use the cheap crappy duct for light duty tasks. But you'll never find anything other than duct tape wrapped around my water bottle, my PSK, my skiing poles and other objects where I find it handy to have a few feet tucked away.

#250191 - 08/23/12 08:50 PM Re: is it worth to buy 100mph tape? [Re: picard120]
JBMat Offline
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Registered: 03/03/09
Posts: 745
Loc: NC
The 100 mph duct tape, military grade, used to be called 90mph tape. That was if you fixed a helicopter rotor blade with it you really didn't want to go over 90mph. Yes, they used the tape to fix bullet holes in rotor blades on the old Hueys, which btw had a top speed of around 90 mph. Or so I was told by a MW5 who could fly most anything.

No, I was not an aviation type, just spent too many years supporting aviation units. I also know what whale sperm is, how many pounds of rotor wash a 5 gallon bucket will hold, and where to get 5 feet of flight line.

Edited by JBMat (08/23/12 08:50 PM)
Edit Reason: spelling, my archnemisis

#250209 - 08/24/12 02:39 PM Re: is it worth to buy 100mph tape? [Re: picard120]
gonewiththewind Offline

Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1517
They use aluminum tape now for aviation, very expensive but great hold and weather resistance.

#250219 - 08/24/12 11:28 PM Re: is it worth to buy 100mph tape? [Re: picard120]
drahthaar Offline

Registered: 12/05/06
Posts: 110
Try this: http://www.amazon.com/3M-8979N-Performan...ds=nuclear+tape

I find it to be better than gorilla tape. Stickiness is comparable, but it's thinner and more pliable (not weaker) so it's easier to get it to stick to irregular surfaces. It also does remove without any residue after being applied for a a week or so. Some say it will remove w/o residue after months, but I haven't tested it.

Only downside I've found is the silly name.

#250228 - 08/25/12 11:31 AM Re: is it worth to buy 100mph tape? [Re: picard120]
7point82 Offline

Registered: 11/24/05
Posts: 478
Loc: Oklahoma
I have had very good luck with some of 3Ms top of the line duct tapes and plan to keep buying and using them. I'll have to go pull them out of the tool box later and see which particular 3M varieties I have. IIRC the 3M tape I have was the heaviest couple of varieties that were stocked at my local Lowe's store.

3M and Gorilla are all I will buy. If I need it, I need it to work. I don't have the time or energy to try the stuff that might work.
"There is not a man of us who does not at times need a helping hand to be stretched out to him, and then shame upon him who will not stretch out the helping hand to his brother." -Theodore Roosevelt

#250250 - 08/26/12 03:26 AM Re: is it worth to buy 100mph tape? [Re: picard120]
Nomad Offline

Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 478
Loc: Just wandering around.
I have several grades of duct tape. Like most things, depends on what you need to do with it.

I also have several types of aluminum duct tape. From something like sticky Reynolds wrap to almost "plate" thickness. I live in an aluminum world (RV's) and use lots of tape.

The problem is finding out what you are buying. Most come in plastic wrap and it is hard to tell thickness, adhesion qualities and flexibility.

So far best adhesion is some thick black tape I don't know where I got. Wonderful stuff but it does not stand up to desert sun for more than a year. I have some aluminum tape on my camper that has been there for about 5 years now. Still like new. Good adhesion and has not degraded.

...........From Nomad.........Been "on the road" since '97

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