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Did not serve the purpose but probably good for something
on February 24, 2013
Ordered this because it was highly recommended by several people. Others have enjoyed using it on expensive shirts, headphones, furniture, etc. It was suggested to me as the best way to mend a tear in the nylon outer shell of a very expensive winter jacket. Although I was impressed to hear that someone used Tenacious Tape as a "30 year solution" on a tear, I have personally found this tape to be sadly and wholly ineffective. Appearance wise it looked ok and it was easy to use, but it didn't hold for more than 2 DAYS. I applied it according to a tailor's instructions (and as the manufacturer suggested), yet it just was not nearly as strong as others found it to be. It began peeling off, making the jacket look worse than it did with the tear alone. Eventually I pulled it off in disappointment.
If you plan to purchase this tape for mending tears in any type of clothing, I would not be confident in recommending it; another method would probably work better, based on my experience. An iron-on patch applied with your iron on a very low (silk) setting with a dish towel between the iron and patch may prove to be much more effective. Ultimately, this is what worked for me.
In the meantime, maybe I will find some other less critical situation where this tape would be useful. For now, the roll is collecting dust in my linen closet.