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Old September 16, 2016, 08:25   #1
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Duct Tape Cheats (Should Be a "Sticky"....)

Thought I'd pass along a good article from the REI Co-op Journal. A couple in there I hadn't seen or thought of before:

http://blog.rei.com/camp/8-duct-tape...5964955&ev11=1

I'll also add my own Duct Tape Wisdom.....throw away all of your existing rolls of DT and replace with Gorilla Tape. It outperforms all other brands every way. I use it professionally!

What are your cleverest DT cheats?
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Old September 16, 2016, 08:42   #2
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Gaffers tape makes both duct tape and gorilla tape cry like little children...

Can have glue across whole thing, or on a 3" wide roll outer inch has glue and middle inch is just cloth w/ backing (so you can run a cable under it and not get glue all over the actual cable).
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Old September 16, 2016, 08:48   #3
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Yes this is true and I still have a few rolls of gaffes tape from back in the 1980's when I was in the business.

Just one thing...
Gaffers tape cannot as I have seen be had as easy as duct tape or gorilla tape.




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Gaffers tape makes both duct tape and gorilla tape cry like little children...

Can have glue across whole thing, or on a 3" wide roll outer inch has glue and middle inch is just cloth w/ backing (so you can run a cable under it and not get glue all over the actual cable).
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+1 on Gorilla Tape as far superior to dollar-store "duct tape."

Costs more, but well worth it if the repair or improvisation is mission-critical.
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Old September 16, 2016, 14:46   #6
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Somebody carries enough duct tape to make cordage,but carries no 550 paracord? Seriously? I purposely cut my laces to extra length with paracord,so I have extra built in.
For tying down plastic sheet,hard to beat a round pebble on the corners.
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Aluminum foil tape is some handy stuff, especially if you like shiny things...
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Gorilla Tape is some awesome stuff. I keep a couple rolls around, definitely worth the couple extra bucks per roll. Their super glue it good stuff too (I like the gel).

Another thing that I have found handy is Rescue Tape It is silicone tape that bonds to itself. It can make for a quick patch for a leaky hose. I also use it to seal the connectors on my coax for radio stuff.

Paracord and aluminium tape as mentioned above are handy too. 5 minute epoxy and some fiberglass cloth or tape can be great for some repairs.... and we can never forget the old standby JB Weld

Any of this stuff doesn't take up much room or add much weight.
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Gorilla Tape is good stuff but ....... when warmed by the hot sun it just slides off all slimey-like

zip ties, para-cord, duct tape, Gorilla Tape, gaffers tape, galvanized soft steel wire each has its own place

and do not forget manila hemp rope, might be old school but does some things that nylon/poly ropes cannot do
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You can do a pretty good job of "bedding" a 10/22 using aluminum foil duct tape.
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Old September 17, 2016, 23:20   #11
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Probably the best thing that I've come across is the OD green 100 mph tape that the military has. It out did even gorilla tape
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Old September 18, 2016, 15:09   #12
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You can do a pretty good job of "bedding" a 10/22 using aluminum foil duct tape.
Yup, have done it to mine, simply to remove receiver rock and prevent take down screw from bottoming out. Did it as a temp fix for a match the next day, but that was 2+ years ago and I've not bothered replacing it... Gonna be doing my CZ455 soon, and maybe even my Mossberg 44...
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Gorilla tape is, by far, the best in my book. I was working on a machine a couple of months ago that has reed switches on an air cylinder for position. The cylinder is in a spot where you have to crawl inside the machine, lay down reach around a corner and work blind to adjust the switch. The switch mounts on the cylinder and is locked down by a set screw, which some moron has stripped. I cleaned the cylinder with a rag, adjusted the switch, and threw a couple of layers of gorilla tape on it to get through the shift.

That was a couple of months ago with no problems since. Heck, my boss won't let me fix it. He wants to wait until the cylinder goes bad!
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I should be ashamed of the many, many things that I have used the cordless drill & deck screws or drywall screws on ...... but I am really not ashamed at all ....... I have even used screws thru duct tape as part of a hanger set up



this would be a handy item also ...

http://www.haywireklamper.com

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Old October 06, 2017, 11:11   #15
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Stainless Steel Zip Ties

Stainless Steel Zip Ties

could have used these 40 years ago .........




https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...hps_bw_c_x_1_w



and rebar ties / wire & a speed twister

note that rebar ties are rather soft steel wire that you can quickly twist off






http://www.homedepot.com/p/ANVIL-Wir...7484/300960266





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Some of my favorites are Stainless Safety Wire



The proper pliers to use it



And for Zip Ties one of these....there are cheaper options out there that work as well, I happen to have the Panduit model as I picked it up reasonable the Boeing Surplus Store when it was operating.

https://www.alliedelec.com/panduit-g...iABEgJMhvD_BwE

ETA:

I HATE the sharp edges left on tie wraps when cut with diagonal wire cutters so if I can't get my Panduit tool on it I use Flush Cutters to snip the tail off close and smooth.

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Aluminum foil tape is some handy stuff, especially if you like shiny things...
I line the inside of my FAL handguards with aluminum tape. Reflects a lot of heat, which makes a huge difference on a warm (hot to most of you) day.
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Probably the best thing that I've come across is the OD green 100 mph tape that the military has. It out did even gorilla tape
+1 I've got the remnants of a roll I was issued in 1989 that is still good, just about gone though, anyone know where I can find another.
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Old October 07, 2017, 15:53   #19
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Net Making Shuttle Set
http://www.jannsnetcraft.com/net-mak...190000002.aspx



Jute Twine on a net shuttle makes attaching brush to a hunting blind easy

you can use the larger shuttles w/ paracord too
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Stainless Steel Zip Ties

could have used these 40 years ago .........




https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...hps_bw_c_x_1_w
They have been around for quite a while. In fact I would not be surprised if they predate the plastic ones.
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I lost a serpentine belt on the Interstate on an 87 Mustang GT 5.0

I took my pants belt off, a 34" er and used duct tape on the pants belt to fashion a temp belt around the crank, water pump, and alternator pulley. I had lost quite a bit of water, to boot.
I accelerated very slowly, ran to the next exit to get water into the beast; belt was still holding but smoking from the slipping. I got home and had to change the air injection pump.

Never lifted a head.
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I lost a serpentine belt on the Interstate on an 87 Mustang GT 5.0

I took my pants belt off, a 34" er and used duct tape on the pants belt to fashion a temp belt around the crank, water pump, and alternator pulley. I had lost quite a bit of water, to boot.
I accelerated very slowly, ran to the next exit to get water into the beast; belt was still holding but smoking from the slipping. I got home and had to change the air injection pump.

Never lifted a head.
In (I think) John Muir's "Idiots guide to keeping your VW alive for forever" I recall him mentioning that you could make a temp fan belt out of a pair of nylon stockings.
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Gorilla Tape is good stuff but ....... when warmed by the hot sun it just slides off all slimey-like...
It doesn't work too well on ring pools. The sun melts it right off.
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+1 I've got the remnants of a roll I was issued in 1989 that is still good, just about gone though, anyone know where I can find another.
This claims to be the real thing:

http://www.tacticaltailor.com/100mphtape.aspx
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This claims to be the real thing:

http://www.tacticaltailor.com/100mphtape.aspx
Awesome, THANK YOU!
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