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Gaffers tape. Better than duct tape.
« on: July 19, 2021, 11:05:18 AM »
Duct tape is awesome. But if duct tape had a brother that was a Green Beret he would be gaffers tape. Gaffers tape comes from movie sets. Where tape has to stick to anything and not leave a trace. Or a bunch of adhesive. Its also more flexible. Its a cloth really. With super adhesive on one side. And nice black cloth on the other.

Works great for big repairs. Its very strong. While flexible enough to double as a first aid tape. Think a home made band aid using a piece of gauze and tape. Gaffers tape is not like thick unflexible gorilla tape. Gorilla tape might be stronger. In a single layer. But gaffers tape can be doubled for easily more strength. And will still be way more flexible. Meaning it will adhere to uneven surfaces much better.

Its usually way more expensive than duct tape. But this amazon brand is very economical.

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Re: Gaffers tape. Better than duct tape.
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2021, 11:58:00 AM »
Totally agree.  I keep a roll on hand for serious needs and use duct tape for other purposes.  It really is a superior product. 
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2021, 12:46:57 PM »
Thanks for the heads-up Moab. I had never heard of it. I use Gorilla Tape regularly and have pretty much abandoned regular duct tape. It would be nice to have an additional option.

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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2021, 10:52:44 PM »
Thanks for the heads-up Moab. I had never heard of it. I use Gorilla Tape regularly and have pretty much abandoned regular duct tape. It would be nice to have an additional option.

And both have their place. If i wanted to repair a pack frame. I would probably use gorilla tape. Not that gaffers couldnt handle it. But if i were repairing something flexible or doing first aid. Id use gaffers tape.

I used to work im the theater and movie business. It used to be uber expensive. But ill try this amazon stuff out.
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Re: Gaffers tape. Better than duct tape.
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2021, 05:12:41 AM »
Thanks for the heads-up Moab. I had never heard of it. I use Gorilla Tape regularly and have pretty much abandoned regular duct tape. It would be nice to have an additional option.

And both have their place. If i wanted to repair a pack frame. I would probably use gorilla tape. Not that gaffers couldnt handle it. But if i were repairing something flexible or doing first aid. Id use gaffers tape.

I used to work im the theater and movie business. It used to be uber expensive. But ill try this amazon stuff out.
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Re: Gaffers tape. Better than duct tape.
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2021, 08:30:59 AM »
Thanks for the heads-up Moab. I had never heard of it. I use Gorilla Tape regularly and have pretty much abandoned regular duct tape. It would be nice to have an additional option.

And both have their place. If i wanted to repair a pack frame. I would probably use gorilla tape. Not that gaffers couldnt handle it. But if i were repairing something flexible or doing first aid. Id use gaffers tape.

I used to work im the theater and movie business. It used to be uber expensive. But ill try this amazon stuff out.
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