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Old 07 August 2009, 10:19   #1
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does anyone know what this is called?

its rubber stretchy tape that seperates that kinda grips when it comes back on itself - great for insulating cables etc, I've nearly run out of the stuff and cant remember where I got it from!!

thanks in advance
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Old 07 August 2009, 10:51   #2
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Self amalgamating tape.

I think Maplin sell it but don't know what size.
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Old 07 August 2009, 10:56   #3
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Whilst on the subject of tape there is a disgusting product called Denso.

Denso tape is a browny green bandage that sticks like the proverbial to a blanket - or anything else. has millions of uses - great for repairing leaky downpipes or sewer pipes - wrapping around steel pipes for corrosion protection - they even use it on leaf springs to make them stiffer and protect from rust.

Can also be used to repair leaking tanks and all sorts of things. Prob not much use on a RIB but on bigger boats or around the house it's amazing stuff. Available from most B+Qs.
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How does denso tape stiffen Leaf springs?

I've read various different opinions on the best way to protect them but you'd need another thread!
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How does denso tape stiffen Leaf springs?

I've read various different opinions on the best way to protect them but you'd need another thread!
Same way wrapping them in thin rope does - stops them expanding too much.
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Leaf springs expand?

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Whilst on the subject of tape there is a disgusting product called Denso.

Denso tape is a browny green bandage that sticks like the proverbial to a blanket - or anything else. has millions of uses - great for repairing leaky downpipes or sewer pipes - wrapping around steel pipes for corrosion protection - they even use it on leaf springs to make them stiffer and protect from rust.

Can also be used to repair leaking tanks and all sorts of things. Prob not much use on a RIB but on bigger boats or around the house it's amazing stuff. Available from most B+Qs.
just thrown a couple of rolls away today ,,,we used to use it on our launching tractor,s wheel nuts,,wrapped around carefully it keeps the sea water out and rusting them up .,,,,always reminds me of fig biscuits or dates lol
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Whilst on the subject of tape there is a disgusting product called Denso.
Isn't this the nasty carcinogenic stuff?

(and yes, I know chips are carcinogens as well and in happier ancient times our Grandfathers used to eat the newspapers they were served in too )
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its rubber stretchy tape that seperates that kinda grips when it comes back on itself - great for insulating cables etc, I've nearly run out of the stuff and cant remember where I got it from!!

thanks in advance
You might also want to look at the self-bonding silcone type tape that's available now. Bit more expensive but you probably wouldn't use as much.
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