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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Came here to say that I've played with some excellent things contained within this tape.
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