boingboing — 2014-08-25T17:09:23-04:00 — #1
jandrese — 2014-08-25T17:28:39-04:00 — #2
This is also known as Bondage Tape by people in the scene. Pretty handy stuff, and it doesn't pull out hair or leave sticky residue.
glitch — 2014-08-25T17:29:28-04:00 — #3
A tape that sticks only to itself, huh?
Seems useless for the picture-advertised usage of repairing a hose - without adhesive to keep it in place, it will just twist and slide around the hose. That and it won't produce a seal at the point of rupture.
The other usages mentioned in text seem reasonable, though. Just an odd image to include.
crenquis — 2014-08-25T17:44:01-04:00 — #4
It looks like silicone tape -- it is "tacky", but not "gluey", so it does stay in place... I have used thicker silicone tape to fix a leak on a hose -- just wrap it tight enough and it stays in place.
medievalist — 2014-08-25T18:09:12-04:00 — #5
Silicone tape has no adhesive and only sticks to itself, and it's fantastic for hose repair. Works on blazing hot metal pipes, too, as I learnt from experience. Adhesion is not necessary to achieve a seal (counter-intuitive, I know, but empirically true).
Silicone tape is not very reusable, though. After a couple of days it kind of melts together fairly permanently.
art_carnage — 2014-08-25T18:21:58-04:00 — #6
Are you talking about ordinary silicone tape, that you can buy at any neighborhood Harbor Freight? Seriously? http://www.harborfreight.com/1-in-x-10-ft-self-bonding-super-tape-68401.html
Do you not get out much?
bartitos — 2014-08-25T19:52:03-04:00 — #7
Dude, relax - they've talked about rescue tape before. My experience with that type of tape is that it's basically permanent, whereas this tape claims to reusable.
pjcamp — 2014-08-25T20:27:25-04:00 — #8
No no no.
This is HUGO'S silicone tape. It's all blue and it's Hugo's and everything. Well worth triple the price.
crenquis — 2014-08-25T22:20:16-04:00 — #9
Actually 2 inch wide by 50 feet long for $12 is quite reasonable for silicone tape.
Getting the equivalent amount of @art_carnage's Harbor Freight tape 1 inch x 10 feet per roll would cost: $40
As @bartitos pointed out different product/application than self-fusing silicone tape.
Hugo's looks much thinner and I'm assuming that it doesn't self-fuse -- which means that I doubt that it is very good at repairing leaking hoses.
teapot — 2014-08-26T01:17:55-04:00 — #10
Came here to say that I've played with some excellent things contained within this tape.
boingboing — 2014-08-30T17:09:27-04:00 — #11
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