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This item: 3M Scotch Transparent Duct Tape, 1.88-Inch by 20-Yard (2120-A)
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|Dimensions||5 inches x 5 inches x 4 inches||8.39 inches x 18.4 inches x 12.3 inches||4.38 inches x 4.38 inches x 1.88 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
With this tape you can fix anything that breaks because its freaking duct tape!!
It worked great, and held up through 600 miles in the rain (not to mention the wind from 60 MPH on the freeway and the storm).
Great for patching things and colors/designs still show through due to transparency, not like ugly silver duct tape.
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Can fix anything with this and not have the ugly silver color, just the original color of repaired item.Published 1 day ago by V. Taylor
Just like regular duct tape only kinda clear. I had holes in my floors where old heaters had been and mice were using them as a highway of sorts. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Jenna Riane
Strong enough to stand up to the elements, we use this heavy duty tape to attach corrugated plastic to a wooden a-frame on the windy boardwalk on the sandy beach. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Book User
Prefer Gorilla tape as it's stronger at staying put, transparency is a nice touch.Published 11 days ago by BDR