Best duct tape?

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  1. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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  2. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    DT,


    Do you own a KLR???
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  3. wandering fool

    wandering fool A Man on a Bike

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    Gorilla Tape has worked well on my seat.
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  4. windypoint

    windypoint Been here awhile

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    plus 1 for gorilla tape
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  5. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    Just checked fleabay and they want $300 for this! My sled is worth about that (real world).

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    Never tried gorilla tape, I think I will try it this time...
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  6. FTL900

    FTL900 White and nerdy

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    Duct tape will always break down when it gets wet. It does not mix well with water.
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    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    Gorilla Tape
    WINNER
    "For the toughest jobs on planet Earth." $9 for 12 yd

    + Sturdiness: The test's champ: It took 85 pounds to break the Gorilla's back. Yet it still tore easily by hand, making for easy application.
    + Stickiness: The ape held its wires in place for a week--then showed off by pinning a 3-pound dumbbell to the wall over the weekend.
    + Water Resistance: Overall stickiness was not compromised by a week in the drink.

    Bottom Line
    Although duct tape proved capable, the clear winner was Gorilla Tape, which handily won all our tests.

    Gorilla tape it is! :clap
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  9. bradluke0

    bradluke0 Been here awhile

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    Hi all ! Why not just find someone with a seatcover they replaced or find a piece of vinyl and staple it on ?
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  10. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    3M 6969.:clap Good s...t had some on my little XR seat for years.But I finally recovered it with the stuff I get from my friend, he does a lot of recoverings on snowmobile seats.

    Good s...t the 6969, my former BIL used it everywhere. But then he looks and acts just like Red/Green.:evil
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  11. Motomantra

    Motomantra Registered Lurker

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    I used Gorilla duc tape on the bottom of my older raft. It made three river trips & was still on when I sold the boat. Prep the surface first, like you would before painting.
    Good stuff.
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  12. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Long timer

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    we looked into this a few years back. Bought a bunch of rolls of tape. In the end, gorilla tape was the overall best "duct tape" for holding stuff together. Some of the lesser 100MPH tape really was 100MPH tape and came apart above that speed. Don't know what Gorilla tape is good for, never found a speed that it came loose.
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  13. D.T.

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  14. Wasser

    Wasser Spilt my beer

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    +6 on Gorilla tape.
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  15. cybrdyke

    cybrdyke In the Dark

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    3M 8979 is their very best stuff.
    Water, sunlight and UV resistant.
    permanent or temporary use.
    6 months clean removal.
    Also on Amazon for about the same price as the one you posted.
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    Gorilla tape
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  17. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    OK, I got the Gorilla tape. $12 for 35 yards in black. :eek1

    $6 for the cheap stuff. I will give it the test this weekend on the sled seat.
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  18. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    It's not for ducts it's duck tape...

    But it's nasty for seats.

    Go to your local upholstery shop pick up some black waterproof vinyl
    Get a decent staple gun, go to town. Just gather it at the corners.

    I bet they won't charge you much more then $15 bucks, especially if you get some random scrap.
    MC seats are not that big

    It will last longer then the tape and won't get adhesive all over your pants
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  19. riverflow

    riverflow Adventurous Commuter

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    For anyone looking at this later, I would like to propose a superior alternative to Gorilla tape. Gorilla Tape should work and would probably be easier to find in a store, but hurricane tape is indestructible and made of poly-ethylene fibers so it won't break down in water, sun, etc. It also doesn't leave that gunk behind that GT does.

    This is one of the strongest things I have ever found. It's never broken anytime I've used it.
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