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This item: 3M Scotch Transparent Duct Tape, 1.88-Inch by 20-Yard (2120-A)
Scotch MMM2120A Tough Transparent Duct Tape B00B8H8AB0
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|Dimensions||5 inches x 5 inches x 4 inches||5.99 inches x 1.78 inches x 5.99 inches||2 inches x 5 inches x 5 inches||2.25 inches x 180 inches x 1.5 inches|
Duct tape has been around since 1942 when the military needed a waterproof tape for sealing ammunition boxes. Originally colored green, it was referred to as "duck tape" due to its moisture resistance as well as its cotton duck construction--the same ribbed cloth used in bandages. After the war, it was adopted by contractors working in the booming housing industry, where it got its "duct" name for easily connecting heating and air conditioning ducts.
History's fine, but what can 3M's new, clear duct tape do for us? Virtually anything. First, we noticed its powerful stickiness--the roll itself adheres to just about any surface when laid on its side. As advertised, the tape was easily torn from the roll by hand with minimal force. 3M also seems to have ironed out one of the biggest complaints about duct tape: wrinkles. In our testing, we applied it repeatedly and evenly without the tape sticking to itself and without creating odd bumps and creases. And while the tape is rather sticky, it doesn't go overboard, easily lifting off surfaces when we needed it to and not leaving the tacky, viscous residue often found with other duct tapes.
As for its transparency, the tape blended well into just about any surface we applied it to. It was never "invisible" but did have the chameleon-like quality of reflecting the surface beneath it and only calling attention to itself when caught in direct light. Also, we placed bands of the tape over our computer monitor before writing this review (don't try this at home, kids). Peering through the fabric ribs was a nuisance, but we were able to compose the description you're now reading. How's that for transparency?
Our only complaint is that, as with most transparent tapes, finding where to start peeling the roll can be difficult. While this certainly isn't a showstopper, we did find a solution: mounting the roll onto a tape gun.
Tape, by its nature, is not a terribly exciting product (or topic). But 3M's Scotch Transparent Duct Tape is truly a tipping-point entrant, one that may someday become ubiquitous and banish gray duct tape to the nether reaches of our tool sheds, and memories. --Agen G.N. Schmitz
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I bought it just to see how it looked! You can see the threads, it's not completely transparent but it's nicer than plain old duct tape!Published 10 days ago by Rhonda M.
After using this tape you will never use other duct tape or packaging tape again. I have worked in Marine construction my whole career, used every kind of tape imaginable, and this... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Jon Eggers
2nd purchase for when the first runs out
Great tape, holds really well on multiple surfaces/materials
I'm glad some people posted pictures of the tape. I was buying this at Lowe's the past few years and they either no longer carry it or they're out but I saw no sign for it.. Read morePublished 19 days ago by DP
I needed some duct tape that would work under water to repair some pool fastenings. Has worked great. AS long as the parts are dry when taped, water doesn't matter. Read morePublished 20 days ago by John M. Lahr
It does what it says it does and is transparent. What more can I say.Published 21 days ago by Jane M.