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Old 11-22-2015, 01:14 PM   #1
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Gorilla Tape to hold Reflectix to outside?

I got a 24"x25' roll of Reflectix, and it is going around the Casita really well. I am using blue painters tape, which people are now telling me will fall off as soon as it gets wet. So I am looking for new tape, that will not harm the Casita's outside.

I got a 1.88"x30yd roll of White Gorilla tape, and a 1.88"x27ft Gorilla Clear Repair tape. Are either of these safe to use on the Casita? I don't care if there is benign residue, but I don't want to damage the Casita when I pull the tape off. Some people say the stronger tape can harm the Casita.

http://www.amazon.com/Gorilla-602500.../dp/B00C78AERW

Gorilla Clear Repair - Masking Tape - Amazon.com
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Old 11-22-2015, 01:34 PM   #2
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May I ask why..?


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Old 11-22-2015, 04:12 PM   #3
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May I ask why..?


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I am skirting the Casita with Reflectix, so I can put a heater under it. Then I will hopefully make it through the winter.
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Old 11-22-2015, 07:47 PM   #4
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Maybe use duct tape and tape to the frame. It is unlikely but possible to pull off the gel coat.


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Old 11-22-2015, 08:09 PM   #5
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Of course I have never tried it in this application, but it might work:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaffer_tape
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Old 11-22-2015, 08:17 PM   #6
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I removed the blue painter's tape, and replaced it with clear Scotch Packaging Tape. A guy at the RV park said it might leave residue, but should not damage the Casita.

Below is an example of what I am doing, when I still had the painter's tape on it:

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Gaffer tape won't hold when wet.
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Neither will packing tape ...

Are you building some frame work to hold it in place? If so can't you attach the reflectix to the frame structure?

Seems like wind/rain/snow will just move the reflectix away from your Casita.
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Old 11-23-2015, 03:36 AM   #9
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Neither will packing tape ...

Are you building some frame work to hold it in place? If so can't you attach the reflectix to the frame structure?

Seems like wind/rain/snow will just move the reflectix away from your Casita.
No structure, just Reflectix and tape. The Reflectix is basically sitting on the ground, so hopefully there will not be too much pull on the tape.
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Old 11-23-2015, 04:10 AM   #10
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Hi Bill, just a thought on the reflectix. How about stapling it to a few 2x4's that lay on the ground around the eggs edge? It would help to keep it upright and not rely on just the tape to keep it upright. As you said you're not worried about any tape residue, I would probably use a duct tape as it does fairly well in wet conditions but in hot sun light, not so much. One roll should last all winter too.
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I think I'd put bails of straw around the Casita. I know skiers have done it. It blocks wind too.
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Duct tape or duck tape?

The adhesive on duck tape hardens to a cement-like consistency that is impervious to water and solvents. I don't think you'll be able to remove it without damaging the fiberglass. Not that, whatever you do!
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:35 AM   #13
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With an effective "R Value" of only 1.04, it's just about as good as nothing at all. Seems like a waste of money for this application. As Donna mentioned, you'd have been better off with hay bales, which would have been cheaper and more effective. And with no structural framing support, good luck on it staying put if the breeze kicks up. But it's your project...
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:08 AM   #14
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It will keep the wind from blowing under the trailer as much.
It would trap a little heat, but there needs to be a heat source for it to help much.


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