The guy who owned my Jive had taped in the the thigh braces and some outfitting with some red waterproof duct tape, this stuff really holds even in saltwater and I assume it’s something plumbers must use. Unfortunately my local Home Depot has put every building supply store and hardware store out of business. Anybody know what this stuff is and can you buy it online?
I’ll take this one …
Go back to home depot, tell the underpaid guy who doesn’t know anything that you want “colored” duct tape, as there’s no such thing as “waterproof” duct tape since all duct tape is waterproof.
Hell, I’ve used it for 15 years to patch the hole in the vinyl liner of my Doughboy pool – just gotta change it every few years as the sunshine will degrades the coating and the adhesive eventually dries out, even under water.
If there were…
… some duct tape that could be applied to a ~wet~ surface, that would be useful. Yes, it’s waterproof, once applied, but won’t stick to anything already wet.
The gaffers tape shown in the Home Depot link is a better product than regular duct tape - its been the choice of photographers for years.
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you might try the new tape from the makers of gorilla `glue. saw it in an ace hardware store for $ 9.99 a roll. it looked pretty tough to me.
Check out this product awesome perhaps, I have not personally tried it though
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There is …
Duct tape can be applied to a wet surface. It takes awhile, but it can be done. I know, because I did it on my vinyl pool after an errant 2x4 punched a small tear in the liner.
You need to start in one small spot, rubbing it with your hand until all the water is forced from beneath the tape and the warmth of your hand makes the adhesive stickier. As it begins to stick, you need to slowly move out and make the sticky spot bigger, working the entire patch until it is secure. I did this underwater holding my breath for a minute at a time, so I know it can be done as necessity is the mother of invention.
However, I don’t see how it applies to this thread as I would presume the boat in question would be high and dry during the application process.
Oh yeah, one more thing. It probably doesn’t work with cheap duct tape, as you gets what you pay for when buying duct tape.
This looks kind of interesting but not the same.
Better for what?
Gaffers tape is fine for photographers but it is not duct tape. It does not have the stick that duct tape has, it has a matte cloth surface, it has less tear and puncture resistance. The colth surface absorbs and holds water. It is great stuff but I don’t see why I woould use it on my Kayak.