No doubt this has been asked and answered a jillion times, before, but
not in my memory. So.....
What is the best brand of duct tape?
I'm talking the usual general applications associated with duct tape
for the home bumpkin. Slap a strip over a cold draft crack, tape a
make-shift grill on a dog's carrier, etc. A duct tape that will
adhere to most any surface, at least for awhile. You know, emergency
temp mending kinda stuff. Maybe even for use in ducts! I once put a
baffle in a heating duct and taped it in place with some cheap generic
duct tape. Prolly lasted about 8 seconds b4 the tape came unstuck and
the baffle dropped. That kinda stuff. Thnx. ;)
yes, for actual use on ducts, there is no substitute for the foil.
It also is easily written on with Sharpie I've found, so I also use it
for making labels on storage bins.
For non-duct emergency fastening use, I really don't know. None of the
cloth duct tape seems that great, but I'm willing to learn if there's
something that's actually worth keeping a roll around.
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
For me it is the Gorilla brand tape. Same width, and general appearance,
except it is black. The absolute best, stickiest tape I have ever used. So
good and important to me that when the roll is getting too small I go get
another. I've never been so particular bout tape before. Over
Nobody mentioned residue - i.e. how much of a gummy mess is left
behind when the tape is removed.
I'm too cheap to buy it, but what I like about gaffer's tape is that
it's engineered to not leave any gunk behind.
Dunno about Gorilla tape... how is it in that respect?
It does leave residue, but I have been finding some items repaired with
Gorilla tape that were in much better shape than I expected when it came
to degree of deterioration. Can't beat gaffer's tape, tho, and because
it is so much better, you use less. I put a single 3" wide strip over
an extension cord in the garage. Ten years later, it hasn't worn
through in one spot. Of course, I used to get it FREE at the
conventions. Never bought a roll in my life, but it is spendy, and
that's for the low end stuff.
Might be, two of my favorites might be from same company.
Two others are gorilla tape, and sumo tape. I forget which has more stick.
Back to my favorites. I treasure my roll of 100 mph tape green OD bought
from sportsman guide many years ago. It stretches and hold well. Probably
from Nashua tape.
The other tape for ducts and many other things, I much prefer to aluminum
tape, FlexFix from Nashua.
I don't buy the grey stuff anymore. I buy the clear duct tape. It lasts
years outside through Summer and Winter and doesn't delaminate like the
grey stuff leaving a hard glue layer that is almost impossible to remove.
I have used the clear stuff outside and after a couple of years will
peel off leaving almost no glue residue, and what is left is still soft
and can be cleaned off.
I use the 3M/Scotch brand. I don't know about the Duck or Gorilla brands.
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