super bonding binding tape stuff ?

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 21:15
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At one of the van shows I saw a self bonding sticky tape stuff that was like Gaffa tape on steroids. They were using it for stopping leaks in radiator hoses etc.

I cannot remember the name does anyone know or remember what it is called or where I can get some please ?

I have a plastic boat rudder that the removalists managed to break in transit and I think some of that tape may be able to bind it back together if I can get hold of some .


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Reply By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 21:30

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 21:30
Sounds like they were displaying Rescue Tape : http://www.rescuetapeaustralia.com.au/

Though it wouldn't be any good for gluing products together as you mentioned.

Hope that helps.

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 21:31

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 21:31




Photos from their website.

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Reply By: bruce - Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 21:52

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 21:52
Used a tape like that when on Telecom (Telstra) some yrs ago...wound on to a cable joint reasonably tight it welds into itself and makes a watertight seal...a fair bugger to get off if and when you have to , has to be cut off and with a very sharp knife or side cutters...cheers
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 21:56

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 21:56
Some years ago at country Elders rural store I brought a self annealing flexible fibreglass patch about 100mm square, it patch a section missing from a water pipe.

Dammed if I didn't back over another pipe a couple of weeks ago and unsucessfully sought out that product.

Instead at local hardware I got a roll of Tommy Tape , a self-adhering silicon tape which reads like a smaller version of Rescue tape as above.

Its from www.timbermate.com.au

I think the part flexible patch is better for surfaces like a hole in rainwater tank though , perhaps someone knows where you can get then now ?
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Reply By: D200Dug- Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 22:23

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 22:23
That was the stuff I will have a look for some.

It is an odd join that should not have any stress placed on it ot just needs to hold together.

cheers and thanks :-))
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Reply By: cobra - Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 23:01

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 23:01
I think your looking for self amalgamating tape. I first bought a roll at the RAC Shop to seal a leaking radiator hose. It worked really well and the hose didn't look like leaking after that. I have seen it on the Jaycar site for about $24 per roll.

I hope this helps.
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Reply By: D200Dug- Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 23:11

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 23:11
I just got a reply from Tommy Tape and it is stocked by Bunnings mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Bunnings I will have an excuse to go to the shop of infinite pleasures ;-)

I had an erotic dream a while back

I dreamed that Bunnings had decided to put in many isles of fishing tackle.

I was so disappointed when I woke up :-(
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Follow Up By: The Boss - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 02:45

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 02:45
HaHa, yeah i often dream the same thing.

Incase your banned from going there, can also purchase from Ebay.

I think it was around $18 for 3m, delivered. Have to order me some as it aint stocked here.
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Reply By: gbc - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 06:46

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 06:46
Electrical supplies carry it.
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Reply By: Salty9 - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 10:15

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 10:15
Try Whitworths Marine. Their summer catalogue has Self Amalgamating Tape 5m black or white for $10.95. It's been around for years.

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Follow Up By: outsider - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 12:29

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 12:29
BIAS boat stores carry a couple of types.
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Reply By: Roughasguts - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 13:55

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 13:55
How would this tape go on me boat trailers Gal leaf springs ? after a clean and paint of course.

Do you think it would keep the water and the rust at bay?
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 14:07

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 14:07
Why do you need added protection when they are galvanised in the first place?

BTW self-amalgamating tape is not sticky as such, rather gains it's bond by being tightly wrapped around the object and sealing itself to ajacent turns of the tape. Wrapping itself around square edged items may not form an adequate seal with the surface. YMMV.

Hope that helps.

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Follow Up By: D200Dug- Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 16:27

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 16:27
I just got some from Auto pro It was $17 for 10ft

I think it would be cheaper to replace the springs every few years than coat them with this :-)
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Follow Up By: Tenpounder (SA) - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 16:39

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 16:39
Roughasguts.
I reckon you would get a perfect, sealed, 'rust growth' chamber designed to maximise the rotting of your springs. The water would get in as the springs flexed, and then the rust would have a field day, protected from drying out by the magoc tape!!
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Follow Up By: D200Dug- Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 16:48

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 16:48
Rust never sleeps !
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Follow Up By: Roughasguts - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 16:57

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 16:57
Thanks Fella's just saved me some money.

Cheers.
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Follow Up By: D200Dug- Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 17:05

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 17:05
You can donate it to us if you like :-)

10% each ?
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Follow Up By: Roughasguts - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 23:53

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 23:53
Oooops sorry I drank most of the savings this arvo.
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Follow Up By: D200Dug- Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 00:32

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 00:32
Don't you hate that !
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 08:54

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 08:54
.....and don't forget about the ridicule that you would get at the boat ramp with your bright yellow springs LOL

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Roughasguts - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 10:06

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 10:06
Don't think that ridicule would be as bad as when I was driving the boat up on the trailer. And a woman in a white see through Bikini climbed out of her boat at the ramp next to me. Can't imagine what happened, Bloody boat missed the trailer up over the mudguard all while the wife was holding the winch strap.

Anyway now I winch the boat on! just in case I see that woman in the bikini again.

Cheers
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