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Duct tape...My way

post #1 of 20
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Duct tape is relatively unknown here, and surely it was 10-15+ years ago

So, what to do when my pants took some damage?

 

The answer, thanks to my mom (well, who did the job was my grandma, it's handy to have a seamstress in the family...)

 

 

 

The Dalmatian has been there for at least 15 years...and is still smiling

 

There is at least one other repairing patch on those K2 trousers (yes, K2!)...still I like to take 'em off the closet now and then and take them  for a tour on the mountain...if it is not too cold..the thermal padding is completely worn out...

 

 

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I'm scared now.

 

 

post #3 of 20
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I'm scared now.

 

 


post #4 of 20

I always bring a roll or two back with me. Taping culture is much less advanced here...

post #5 of 20

That's creative!

 

post #6 of 20

Have you ever tried gorilla tape? I swear it is infinitly better, a window on my van got shot out while I was in Alabama (long story) and I went through about 2 duct tape windows a year. I found gorilla tape and with only a couple small patches, the window has lasted 3 years, two of those drving LOTS on I-70. To give you an idea, I drive maybe 1500 miles a month on 70, good winter wipers last me 2 weeks and my windshield is too pitted up to see out of within a month every year.

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Have you ever tried gorilla tape? I swear it is infinitly better, a window on my van got shot out while I was in Alabama (long story) and I went through about 2 duct tape windows a year. I found gorilla tape and with only a couple small patches, the window has lasted 3 years, two of those drving LOTS on I-70. To give you an idea, I drive maybe 1500 miles a month on 70, good winter wipers last me 2 weeks and my windshield is too pitted up to see out of within a month every year.


Thanks but..."we" scarcely know about duct tape, I imagine that Gorilla tape will start to be known here in a decade or two...

Besides, what prompted me to post was my sons' remark that day "Dad, why have you got a dog up on your..."...I nearly fell off the lift laughing. I had, I had to, to take a picture of it and post it here.

post #8 of 20

Yeah, I "import" both duct and Gorilla tape. Ducky-T is more a fashion statement, Gorilla tape better for actually fixing stuff.

post #9 of 20

Plus, if it's hard enough finding regular duct tape in Italy, how hard would it be to find pink duct tape to match those awesome pants!?

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Plus, if it's hard enough finding regular duct tape in Italy, how hard would it be to find pink duct tape to match those awesome pants!?

 

 

Walmart carries neon colored duct tape! The pink might be close.

post #11 of 20

OMG!  A world without duct tape?  No wonder stuff over there is so expensive.  You can't fix anything.  Everything has to be replaced..

post #12 of 20

Two words: Red Green

 

Yes, I know he's no longer with is, but the show is still in syndication.

post #13 of 20

I see  business opportunity here.  Exporting Duct Tape to Italy.  So how would you say duct tape in Italian?

post #14 of 20
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Dunno..was its original destination for plumbing?

Then I'd say "Nastro isolante  per uso idrauilco"

 

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Plus, if it's hard enough finding regular duct tape in Italy, how hard would it be to find pink duct tape to match those awesome pants!?


See that Elho neon yellow pants in front of me in the picture?  That's my older son in my pants (yes the neon one were mine, two lives ago). The gloves he's wearing (white with pink inserts) are from Invicta and were the match to the pants...I've lost counts how many times I've brought those to my granny and had 'em repaired (no patches, just sewing actions, luckily)

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OMG!  A world without duct tape?  No wonder stuff over there is so expensive.  You can't fix anything.  Everything has to be replaced..


With enough duct tape, I betcha we could straighten out that old leaning tower in no time....

post #17 of 20

Actually, you can find Ducky-T here. It's known as, believe it or not, "gray tape," using the original English. Gorilla tape has not yet made its appearance, as far as I know.

post #18 of 20

if it cant be fixed with duct tape, its not worth fixing.

post #19 of 20

And if it's not broken yet, put some duct tape on it anyway.

post #20 of 20

Good job on still fitting in those. I've got some neon green CB pants that I can use again if I lose another inch or two. :)

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