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Rescue Tape

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Post by DaveK » Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:38 pm

In preparing my HF radio for field use, I needed something to weather-proof some terminals and the RF choke. I noticed a recommendation by Alan Applegate, http://www.k0bg.com/, of a product called Rescue Tape. No one seemed to carry the product at any of my favorite hardware stores and I just ended up buying it from the company, http://www.rescuetape.com/. What a terrific product. It is self bonding, very durable and no residue if it needs to be removed. Great waterproofing, too.

From now on, it will be a permanent piece of equipment in the vehicle tool bag.

From their website:
Rescue Tape . . .

• Is Self-Fusing!
• Incredible 950 PSI Tensile Strength!
• Insulates 8,000 Volts per layer!
• Withstands 500° F Degrees of heat!
• Remains flexible to -85° F! (-60° C)
• Creates a Permanent Air-Tight, Water-Tight Seal in seconds!
• Never gets gummy or sticky like electrical or duct tape - No messy cleanup!
• Has an unbelievably long shelf life!
• Is extremely versatile!
• Resists Fuels, Oils, Acids, Solvents, Salt Water, Road Salt, UV Rays
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Re: Rescue Tape

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Post by raYGunn » Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:47 pm

I've had this product demo'd to me before and it seemed very impressive.
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Post by cruiserlarry » Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:13 pm

I keep Rescue Tape in my vehicle tool box all the time - it's very versatile, very effective, and very easy to use...

Everyone should have some on board...
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Post by salad_man » Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:55 pm

Looks like a great product, ill have to get some myself, thanks for the info.
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Re: Rescue Tape

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Post by wesco2505 » Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:08 am

similar product we use here at my work, ours is 3m product (aviation) silicone self-fusing

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Post by OLLIE » Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:50 am

I have some of this too. I use this stuff too. They actually sell a variation of it at the Candy Store (HRO). I use it on all my outdoor coax connections. Very good stuff to have around.
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Re: Rescue Tape

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Post by toms » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:53 pm

I carry severl rolls in my vehicle. I used it on the Rubicon to repair a split on a lower radiator hose. It worked so well we drove all the way home too. I also used it on a transmission cooling line that was rubbed thru by of all things the hood latch. It is expensive but worth having a roll or two.
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