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#1 Kevin McCready

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 08:24 AM

This morning I'll be fitting a spreader boot. The opposite side boot is taped around and around the spreader and has lasted for years. So I'm hoping for recommendations for anti-UV tape, or the best adhesive tape for the job.


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#2 harrytom

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 08:47 AM

have you considered the shroud roller if to protect sail on spreader?


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Posted 21 January 2019 - 08:50 AM

Hi Kevin,

3M make some good outdoor quality tapes. There are various types depending on whether you need stretch, strength or self amalgamating properties. I suggest visiting an electrical wholesaler as they will carry the professional quality products and should be able to advise on which one to use. Be prepared to pay a bit more than your standard insulating tape from the local hardware shop.


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Posted 21 January 2019 - 08:52 AM

seem to recall a tape that stretched and stuck to itself,havent seen it for years but worked well,soft rubber type. 


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Posted 21 January 2019 - 09:32 AM

You could use white UV sticky back, the stuff used for UV strips on sails. Lasts about 5 years.


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Posted 21 January 2019 - 10:09 AM

seem to recall a tape that stretched and stuck to itself,havent seen it for years but worked well,soft rubber type. 

Self amalgamating tape


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Posted 21 January 2019 - 12:33 PM

Self amalgamating tape

 

It's pretty good stuff to keep on hand. I used it repair a blown intercooler hose and it lasted a year before I got around to replacing the hose. 


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Posted 21 January 2019 - 06:16 PM

seem to recall a tape that stretched and stuck to itself,havent seen it for years but worked well,soft rubber type. 

Just so happens we have recently found a supply of it and do have some in stock now. Silicon self-adhesive. We use it to wrap shackles and things to minimise chafe in some applications.

 

Not too sure it's the best for Kevs application though. It could be but I have no idea what it's like with UV so it would be a bit of a punt. But now he's brought the subject up I'll use it on my spreader ends. I'll need something so why not give it a go and see, it sure won't be the only 'giving it a go' aboard her now. If Kev wants to trail it I'll send him a freebie reel and he can. At this stage we have 1.5 and 3mt reels, 24mm wide and only in black but we do have some colours on the way.


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Posted 21 January 2019 - 06:33 PM

40 or more years ago the old Post and Telegraph cable jointers used self amalgamating tape on those new-fangled plastic sheathed telephone cables. It was excellent stuff to have on the boat and totally melded together into a homogenous mass. The modern stuff doesn't seem to do that and in my opinion is nowhere near as good.
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Posted 21 January 2019 - 06:59 PM

The self amalgamating  tape is designed for 'outdoor' use ....  it is reported to be heat-, sunlight-, and weather-resistant.


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