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post #31 of 48
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I used to have a car that had a brittle black plastic panel where the side view mirror attached. Needless to say this ended up breaking, leaving the mirror hanging by it's control wiring. I fixed it with black Gorilla tape, held like a charm and I even sold it fixed like this.
Yes, I have done that. I don't remember who did it (really! ), but either DH or I backed the Suburban out and smashed the side mirror on the edge of the garage door. I fixed it with duct tape, and it held forever. I finally replaced it when I sold, but I was able to hold off for a couple of years.
post #32 of 48
This thread cracks me up. I work offshore, and I am pretty sure that the whole industry would have fallen apart without it.

Often heard offshore: "If you can not fix it with duck tape, you haven't used enough."

I never leave home without it. You never know when you have the use for it.
post #33 of 48
I like the more expensive clear duct tape. It gives my gloves and jackets that upscale trailer trash look.
post #34 of 48
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I like the more expensive clear duct tape. It gives my gloves and jackets that upscale trailer trash look.
I think that silver/gray tape would be more appropriate for ridin' that tram up to that Lone Peak...at least you should have some wrapped around your shovel, or backpack, or something...
post #35 of 48
I hate the stuff, I really do. The mess it leaves behind is reason enough for me to get things fixed right ASAP. Tha being said my GF's Benz got the front bumper cover clipped and subsequently torn off. She had to get to work that day so I got some black duct tape and put it back together. Well one day became two became three etc. A year goes by!!!

Two particular days I recall while she had that car that at the time I didnt know whether to laugh or cry. We pull up to a fancy North shore steak house on Long Island, the parking lot has Bentleys, Rolls, Ferraris, etc. Here we are in this taped up Benz (the car was black at night you couldnt even notice, in fact even in the day it was not very noticable) and the tape decides to let go just as I hand over the keys to the valet....a crowd is there to witness this.

Another day was at a wedding, it was a particularly hot sunny day, we were dressed to the nines, I come out only to have my cousin say, "I think someone hit your car..." Once again the tape let go, the whole bumper lay on the floor, I had to reassemble the car in the lot in a $3k Italian suit...I hate duct tape.

Oh, its also called speed tape, BTW.
post #36 of 48
Gorilla tape- all the way! The black stuff is oil/water resistant and kicks duct tape's ass! I always have a mini-roll at the top of my ski poles, just under the grip- that way you can bring some with you on the mtn without having that bulky roll in your pack taking up valuable beer space.
post #37 of 48
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Originally Posted by karpiel View Post
I have been using that stuff as a glass replacement in the van since the window got shot out 2 years ago.
post #38 of 48
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Originally Posted by olylady View Post
I think that silver/gray tape would be more appropriate for ridin' that tram up to that Lone Peak...at least you should have some wrapped around your shovel, or backpack, or something...
Nah, silver tape marks you as what the Big Sky locals call 'Bridger Trash'. Its more fun to blend in so some of the Bridger skiers I run into at Big Sky can tell me (without ever seeing me ski) that since I ski at Big Sky I'm not good enough to ski Bridger.
post #39 of 48
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Nah, silver tape marks you as what the Big Sky locals call 'Bridger Trash'. Its more fun to blend in so some of the Bridger skiers I run into at Big Sky can tell me (without ever seeing me ski) that since I ski at Big Sky I'm not good enough to ski Bridger.
Nice... Go get 'em Rio!!! I like your style.
post #40 of 48
If you can't duck it
F%*K it!
post #41 of 48
I thought I was the only one around here who keeps a redneck tool kit with me all the time.

Bryan
post #42 of 48
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Originally Posted by DoWork View Post
...I always have a mini-roll at the top of my ski poles, just under the grip...
I saw a guy doing this when i forst got to town & I thought, "What a great idea. I'm amazed how nice it stays. I like to do two small rolls on each side- for balance you know...

But personally, I am a fan of the 3M exterior duct tape. I find it is super sticky and has weather resistance.

Somebody up there mentioned heating the tape prior to application. That's a great idea. If I'm at home & need to do an outdoor fabric application, I clean, then heat the area with a blow dryer- then apply duct tape that has been trimmed neatly by scissors to the area. I then ieave a stack of books on it overnight.

That
my friends is a permanent repair.

For more visible tears on higher end items, I still prefer to use Kenyon's K-Tape. I comes in a variety of colors and when applied as above it it awesome. Field repairs are, of course, anothe issue...

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post #43 of 48
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Originally Posted by BBV13 View Post
a redneck tool kit
Duct Tape.
Electrical Tape (it stretches really well).
Zip Ties of varying length.
Bailing wire.
Big Hammer of your choosing.












Don't leave home without it.
post #44 of 48

fetish

Someone here once accused me of having a duct tap fetish!

Be sure to check out #62-64! And check out #65!

http://thezac.com/ducttape/shoes.htm

Yep, I hit a deer last night. Had to duct tape the fog light back in!
post #45 of 48
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Originally Posted by Skiing-in-Jackson View Post
Duct Tape.
Electrical Tape (it stretches really well).
Zip Ties of varying length.
Bailing wire.
Big Hammer of your choosing.












Don't leave home without it.
+
WD 40
Buck Knife
Super Glue
post #46 of 48
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+
WD 40
Buck Knife
Super Glue
Your getting to complicated now. Gotta keep it simple.
post #47 of 48
http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/11/05/....ap/index.html

Don't mess with those airline employees, apparently.
post #48 of 48
I made a t-shirt entirely out of duct tape once... Don't ask why, I don't remember. I think I still have it actually...
~Skierboy
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