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Customer Review

on October 15, 2016
I was kind of upset when I first got this product. For some odd reason I thought it was 1 1/2" or 2" wide and knew it was a good length but made the mistake of judging by the picture instead of reading the description so it was my fault. However, the main image is misconceiving and either angled, zoomed and cropped just right or that of an actual larger roll. I feel that amazon should require the dimensions or some sort of scale in the main pictures of smaller items that come in various sizes, this would apply to a lot of items but eliminate mistakes. I've made this mistake with other items before this so shame on me.

It's a good product and gets 5 stars.
•the thickness is just right in terms of strength and ability to apply it to various objects. The pic of the shielding on the guitar is a good example.
•the number of uses for this product is why I bought it and besides inspecting it have used it yet, but it's there when I need it.
•quick shipping and good packaging, which is important since foil tapes can be a real pain if the roll gets mangled.
•Concerning those using this for slugs, mainly the ones who posted pictures saying it doesn't work. There doesn't seem to be any scientific proof on how this repels those creepy crawlers, but my guess would be that they are unable to stick to it properly. I say that from having fished on Lake Ontario where an invasive, foreign "sea flea" has invaded the waters. Using standard plastic line, it's amazing how strong these things that seems like seaweed can stick to your line. To combat them, fisherman use copper fishing line which they have a much harder time sticking to, if at all.
So if you're going to wrap a tree, don't do it like the one guy who posted a picture. Having multiple wraps on a textured surface shows to be ineffective since the can probably just get by with help from the edges of tape that overlap that much and the tree texture may help also. A better approach would be wrapping the tree with something else first that will span the ridges and offer a smooth surface to apply the copper tape to. A wide roll of electrical tape stretched tightly around the tree a few times should work
As for the picture of a snail on a windowsill, well, I think gravity beats your setup. I think it would work better on a vertical surface.
Also, since I'm only guessing at this and possibly just wrong. Another theory that the tape messes with their senses due to the conductivity of copper, also exists. It doesn't look like these two different setups are grounded. It would be interesting to see if the results change once these setups are grounded. Just use the tape to attach a small wire onto the surface of the barrier, then run the wire to the ground plus an extra few inches and strip off any coating or jacket on the wire , take about six inches of tap and fold it back onto itself with the wire sandwiched in between the two layers which should leave you with a three inch strip of tape attached to the wire sitting in the ground. Dig a small hole to fit the conductor plate you just made, inside of it and fill it back in. That will put a small amount of voltage into your shield and that may be the trick.
Hope you don't mind my suggestions for improvement and would love to know if either method made a difference. I'd try grounding it first since that require the least amount of modification. Good luck.
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