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    Newbie question: Duct tape for a rim strip?

    I searched the forum and was unable to come up with the answer.

    I would like to run colored duct tape for a rim strip. How do you keep the sticky side of the tape from sticking to the tube?

    Sorry if I missed a previous post on this subject.

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    Put a second layer of tape on it so the two sticky sides are stuck together. I suppose you could also coat the sticky side in baby powder or something similar, but the double tape might be the better way to go.

    I just use ribbon though, so I haven't tried either.

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    use 2 layers of tape, 1 facing the cutouts and 1 facing the tube.

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    Most rolls of duct tape are going to be twice as wide as the rim strip you need. Fold it in half. It sticks to itself, and you get double the protection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshh View Post
    Most rolls of duct tape are going to be twice as wide as the rim strip you need. Fold it in half. It sticks to itself, and you get double the protection.
    not when it comes to fat rims, heck even a marge lite requires a 2" strip let alone a 70,80 etc rim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    use 2 layers of tape, 1 facing the cutouts and 1 facing the tube.
    Yup.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    not when it comes to fat rims, heck even a marge lite requires a 2" strip let alone a 70,80 etc rim.
    My bad. I was browsing New Posts and didn't realize which section of the forum this was in.

    In that case, do what ^ said...

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshh View Post
    My bad. I was browsing New Posts and didn't realize which section of the forum this was in.

    In that case, do what ^ said...
    no worries mate. for the most part you were correct(fat excluded)

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    Use your duct tape color of choice sticky side to the tube . And cover that with strapping / shipping tape. The kind with the filaments running through it. The duct tape will stretch and bulge, the strapping tape willpprevent that and weighs next to nothing.
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    I just stuck it to the existing rim strip and made a couple breaks in it where there wasn't arim hole then just stretch it back on and center and away ya go.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-reg View Post
    Use your duct tape color of choice sticky side to the tube . And cover that with strapping / shipping tape. The kind with the filaments running through it. The duct tape will stretch and bulge, the strapping tape willpprevent that and weighs next to nothing.
    ^ this - I use filament tape on all my rims. Even ones that have silk or similar for looks.

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    Thanks guys!
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    I use one layer with baby powder on the inside. Note, the baby powder doesn't completely prevent adhesion between the tape and the tube so I normally have to replace the tape when I deflate the tube. No, biggie unless you are on an expedition in central Alaska. Then I would use two layers facing each other.

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    Worked great. Thanks for the tips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DubzOxford View Post
    Worked great. Thanks for the tips.

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    Nice!
    Duct tape came out with a good amount of crazy patterned tape....pretty sweet!
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