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Postby chugs0978 » Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:15 am

There's this new tape that has been developed and right now the name escapes me, maybe if someone knows it, chime in.....but anyways, it's like $6 for 10 ft but it streaches to 3 times it's size, so about 30 ft. Anyways, it only adheres to itself. But....the kicker is....it settles in on itself.....wrap it around a broken broom handle and that thing won't ever come apart. There's some kind of chemical reaction that makes it mold inside itself and the only way to get it off is to burn it or cut it with heavy duty cutters. Has anyone heard of this?

I thought this product might be a useful tool in the teardropping world. Ill try to find out today the name...just wanted to put the bug in yalls ear! Have a great day!
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Postby Loader » Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:20 am

I used to use a similar product when I was in the Air Force, we called it F-4 tape. Used mostly in electrical applications, or to wrap the outer coating of ECS ducts. Not sure it is the same stuff you are thinking of. On a side note, you could make a ball out of it, and use it for flightline/hangar baseball. :lol:
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Postby Loader » Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:30 am

Here's a link I found with a similar silcon tape to what I'm talking about:

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Postby Nitetimes » Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:40 am

That would be this stuff electrical tape I keep a roll of it handy, it will keep water out of your wiring. It's been around for quite some time now.

Loader Haven't heard it called that in a long while, that's the only thing I ever heard it called in the AF.
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Postby Arne » Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:42 am

On my motorcycle, I used 'set-backs' to move the bars back. I could not use the handlebar cover anymore... after a year of looking at the wires, cables and handlebars, I went to h/d to look for something to wrap it with.

I had thought of black eclectrical tape, but first went to the pipe wrap section. In amongst the foam covering, they carry a black tape, similar to what is described above. Weird stuff. It is about 1 inch wide, stretchy, not sticky.. but when stretched and wrapped over itself around all the handlebar stuff, it covered it pretty well... I put a single wrap of electrical tape on the end just to be sure....

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Postby Loader » Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:43 am

Rich, to this day it is called F-4 tape, although it is not used much any more. You're right, I never heard it by any other name.
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Postby chugs0978 » Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:45 am

Nitetimes wrote:That would be this stuff electrical tape I keep a roll of it handy, it will keep water out of your wiring. It's been around for quite some time now.

Loader Haven't heard it called that in a long while, that's the only thing I ever heard it called in the AF.


Nooooo it's not electric tape. I may be dumb....but Im not that dumb. trust me I have TONS of that stuff in my cable bag. I hook up internet and telephone lines....and electric tape is my BEST friend.....this is way different. And....electrical tape will adhere to things...this tape ONLY adheres to itself.......
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Postby Loader » Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:49 am

Courtney, Not talking about regular every day electrcial tape. Silcon based.

Take a look at that link I posted. In fact I know I have some at home still, probably 15 years old, if not older. Even have the NSN on the can the tape comes in. If I do, I'll get a snappy posted tonight.

Arnereil, that kinda has the look of the F-4 tape. Most times there is a green line down the center, helps in getting a good wrap.
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Postby chugs0978 » Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:54 am

Loader wrote:Courtney, Not talking about regular every day electrcial tape. Silcon based.

Take a look at that link I posted. In fact I know I have some at home still, probably 15 years old, if not older. Even have the NSN on the can the tape comes in. If I do, I'll get a snappy posted tonight.

Arnereil, that kinda has the look of the F-4 tape. Most times there is a green line down the center, helps in getting a good wrap.



That could possibly be it....but when I looked at the website....it didn't sound like the same stuff.....ill find it for you and post it. It may very well be the same thing and I am just not realizing it.....ill post when I figure it out.
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Postby Nitetimes » Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:57 am

Gimme a break, it was a quick search! 8) :lol:

Maybe your thinking of this stuff tape I've seen it before, it do work.
Most of the stretch elect tape won't actually stick to anything other than itself, I've used that stuff from 3M and the stickies on it won't hold much but it don't unwrap once it's wrapped.
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Postby chugs0978 » Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:03 am

Nitetimes wrote:Gimme a break, it was a quick search! 8) :lol:

Maybe your thinking of this stuff tape I've seen it before, it do work.
Most of the stretch elect tape won't actually stick to anything other than itself, I've used that stuff from 3M and the stickies on it won't hold much but it don't unwrap once it's wrapped.


Yea! Thats pretty much it! I think the one I was talking about was called something different but Yes thats the idea. ;) That stuffs neat as all get out!
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Postby Miriam C. » Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:11 am

Courtney I hope it's what Rich said cause I'm ordering some.
I have kept some tape for wrapping boat lines in my car and tackle box for years. This sounds similar but way different. The temp and presure ratings are much higher. Expensive stuff... 8)

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Postby PakRat63 » Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:50 am

Don't really want to hijack the thread, but has anyone tried the new GOrilla Duct Tape? Is there any diff between it and reg'ler ol duct (duck, 100-mile-an-hour, riggers, etc.) tape? i know that GOrilla glue is supposed to by the neatest thing in sticky, wondering if the tape just capitalizing on the name.

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Postby angib » Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:43 am

Self-amalgamating tape?
And is there some sort of prize for spelling that right first time? :thinking:

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Postby rampage » Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:07 am

Loader wrote:Courtney, Not talking about regular every day electrcial tape. Silcon based.

Take a look at that link I posted. In fact I know I have some at home still, probably 15 years old, if not older. Even have the NSN on the can the tape comes in. If I do, I'll get a snappy posted tonight.

Arnereil, that kinda has the look of the F-4 tape. Most times there is a green line down the center, helps in getting a good wrap.

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