T-REX TAPE REVIEW | TERRORIZE YOUR ODD JOB
T-REX TAPE REVIEW | TERRORIZE YOUR ODD JOBS
The T-Rex Tape Review is a company which specializes in the manufacture of high quality, low cost tapes. They are well known for their high quality tapes and have been making them since the early 1980’s. Their products are used in many industries including construction, automotive, aviation, medical equipment manufacturing and much more.
Their most popular product is their “Double Sided” tapes. These tapes consist of two different types of adhesive: one side is made from a non-toxic plastic called polyethylene (PET) while the other side consists of a toxic chemical called phthalate ester (PE). The PE adhesive does not degrade over time like PET does and it will last indefinitely. However, the PET adhesive does degrade over time and it becomes less effective with use.
In order to prevent degradation of the tape, they have developed a special process where they coat the surface of each layer with a thin film of anti-static paint. This prevents static electricity from building up on the tape and eventually causing it to lose its strength. This coating is applied using a very fine sprayer that uses liquid nitrogen as a coolant. This causes the tape to get a light frosting over its surface which is referred to as the tape being “FOGGED”.
The fogging process is very important in making sure that the tape will have a long shelf life. It is also important when it comes time to apply the tape to a surface. If you were to try and apply the tape without first fogging it, then it would immediately stick to your hand! It is only after it has been fogged that you can then safely apply it to a surface.
THE BEST TAPE FOR WATERPROOFING
Many people do not realize this, but “fogging” is also the best way to make a repair to waterproof material such as a vinyl shower curtain or a PVC pipe. Unlike other tapes which use a hot melt adhesive, the fogging process makes the tape much easier to remove when you no longer need it. It also leaves no sticky residue behind.
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One of the many great things about this tape is that it comes in a multitude of different sizes. This makes it possible to use for pretty much any project you have in mind. If you need to do a small repair, then you can get away with using the 1/2″ size. If you need to do a large area, then you can use the 1″ tape.
They even make it in an extra wide 2″ size for those bigger jobs.
Another thing that I like about this tape is that it comes with a very sharp cutting edge. Most other tapes on the market are rounded along the cutting edge which causes them to fray and make a mess when you are trying to make a straight cut. I found that this tape slices through just about anything like butter. It’s a very high quality tape and the cutting edge is one of the reasons why.
You can use it for much more than just waterproofing as well.
This tape has a very strong adhesive and it works great for many different projects around the house or even at work. It sticks to just about any clean surface and it won’t let go until you are good and ready. Even then, you have to really work at it in order for it to start separating from the surface.
If you’ve ever used the so called “building tapes” sold at the big box stores, then you know that they don’t stick to anything. This is NOT one of those types of tapes. It sticks very well and once again, you will have to work at removing it if you want to.
Another great thing about this tape is that it’s extremely waterproof. I’ve personally used it to waterproof countless items such as battery terminals, cell phones, electronics, dolls, and much more. I even had a friend once tell me about how he used this tape to waterproof the inside of his refrigerator!
The list just goes on and on as to what you can use it for. Not only that, but it’s very easy to apply. Just use a standard tape dispenser and you are ready to go. No heating, no special tools required, just stick and seal!
One of the best things about this tape is the price. It is very reasonable and comes in a length that will more than likely meet your needs. If it doesn’t, you can get it in much larger rolls from your local hardware store or online.
WHAT IS IT NOT GOOD FOR?
As with anything, nothing is perfect. This tape does have a few limitations that you should be aware of. This tape should NOT be used on floors. It may look like it would hold up, but it will start to sag over time no matter what you use to anchor it down with.
This tape is also not designed for use as an adhesive. You can use it to repair some minor items such as holes in a plastic pipe or a doll for example, but don’t use it to mount something that is very heavy or vibrates a lot. It just isn’t designed for that type of stress.
That’s about it as far as limitations go. Just keep the limitations in mind when selecting what to use it for and you should have no problems at all.
WHERE CAN I GET THIS?
This tape can be found at many different places such as home improvement stores, hardware stores, paint stores, or even online. Just do a search for Dap Flexible Waterproof Sealing Tape 8800 and you should be able to find it. You can get it in different widths and lengths depending on your needs.
It is also sold under several different names such as Seals-it, Sealeze, Plumbers Tape, and many more. Just do a search for one of those names on the web and you should be able to find it (Possibly even at a better price).
This tape has so many uses that I can’t begin to list them all. If you’ve never used it before, then I highly recommend picking some up the next time you are at the store. You won’t be sorry and will probably end up using it for a variety of projects around the house and on the job site.
Not only that, but it’s very inexpensive so there’s no reason not to have a roll or two around. You just never know when you are going to need it.
Always be prepared and be ready for anything with this handy tape!
Good luck and good crafting!
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