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Old 04-23-2013, 06:50 AM   #1
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Hi all,

What kind of tape can I use on the outside of my trailer that will hold, keep water out, but not create a sticky mess of glue to remove later? I need to tape a garbage bag over my window to keep the water out until I get into my repair shop.


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Old 04-23-2013, 06:59 AM   #2
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You could use painters masking tape for a short term fix, I'd just use duct tape. Acetone (also in nail polish remover) works fine to remove residue easily if need be.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:10 AM   #3
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Gaffer's tape
Amazon.com: JVCC GAFF30YD Premium Grade 30 Yard Gaffers Tape: 2 in. x 30 yds. (Black): Camera & Photo

Personally, I think I'd go with Gorilla Tape and deal with any adhesive residue with a little WD-40.

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Old 04-23-2013, 05:06 PM   #4
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When we had leaks we used 3 M duct tape until we could troubleshoot the leaks. It was on for several weeks and left very little residue. One member used some cheap duct tape and had real residue issues so buy the good stuff. Good luck, Raz
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:49 PM   #5
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I like to use the aluminum tape that is now days used to seal air ducts.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:36 PM   #6
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Gaffer tape doesn't stick when wet, but it's great for a lot of other applications where you don't want any residue.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:01 PM   #7
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Don't use generic, cheap DUCT tape... no, no, no... the glue turns to concrete! If the gelcoat is dry, even the clear, packing tape works okay. But don't leave anything on for days on end... especially in the heat.

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