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Old 05-09-2013, 13:47   #1
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Self amalgamating tape

I am quite a fan of self amalgamating tape for various little jobs around the boat but I am finding that the products available today are not as good as they once were. It used to be that the tape would form a totally homogenous mass when stretched and applied but today's tape doesn't do that - in fact it can still be pulled apart after application. At least the last two I bought can. Can any one recommend a good product please?

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Old 06-09-2013, 05:50   #2
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Re: Self amalgamating tape

I have had the same problem here in Oz. Like you I really like the stuff. I have sourced mine from BCF chain over here in the last year or so. I've had better but it's ok. Not sure if BCF in NZ though. Good luck

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Re: Self amalgamating tape

3M Scotch 23 is still pretty good - maybe the best
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:44   #4
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Re: Self amalgamating tape

I noticed huge differences between the Chinese thing and the real thing. Also in price ;-)

Try 3M tapes:

Self Amalgamating Tape : 3M UK & Ireland

I use them and I like them. Pricey but worth the money.

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130c is the linerless version of scotch 23. I recommend the narrow stuff. The wide is difficult to apply properly.
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