FWIW, I sent 3M an email and they told me to call them as they needed
more information about the application, which surprised me. This is so
commonplace an application that I would have expected them to have the
answer write off the bat. Maybe nobody has ever suggested it to them
Maybe they actually care about customer service. They could, of
course, tell you to use one particular tape, but they have so many of
them that there might be a better tape than that one for your use.
It's also possible - and this is just a guess based on your writing in
this group - that they didn't understand what the hell you were
talking about. :)
Home Depot carries various kinds of "carpet tape", and I've used most of them.
What I have now is the "Duck Tape" brand, and they make at least two
different kinds; one is crap, the other works great. You got the crap kind
(the one with fiberglass strands); look for the kind that is made from woven
_cloth_. You may have to dig into the packaging and peel a piece off the
backing to make sure it's the woven cloth variety. It is much stronger than
the fiberglass kind, has a better adhesive, and does not come apart in shreds
when you remove it.
Free bad advice available here.
To reply, eat the taco.
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