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Chrisc 05-09-2013 13:47

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?

kjames 06-09-2013 05:50

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

Wotname 06-09-2013 06:20

Re: Self amalgamating tape
3M Scotch 23 is still pretty good - maybe the best :)

barnakiel 06-09-2013 07:44

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.


bloodline 06-09-2013 07:51

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

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