Tape - What kind to use?

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beans
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Tape - What kind to use?

Post by beans » Sun Oct 17, 2004 11:45 am

There are several threads where people suggest taping extraneous holes in order to better manage airflow through one's case or power supply. What is the best type of tape to use (electrical, duct, masking, foil, aluminum, etc.)?

I searched through the threads but didn't see anyone mention what type of tape they were using.

Thanks.

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Post by Tibors » Sun Oct 17, 2004 11:53 am

Electrical tape gets mushy over time.
Masking type dries out in a few month.
Duct tape dries out in one to two years.
Roofers tape or aluminium HVAC tape are more durable.
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Post by Ralf Hutter » Mon Oct 18, 2004 6:01 am

Tibors wrote: aluminium HVAC tape are more durable.
I have a three year old case that I taped up with aluminum HVAC tape. The tape still looks and works as good as the day I put it on the case. The glue doesn't dry out or turn to mush after being in a warm, dry environment.

You can get it in 2" wide rolls at Home Depot.
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Post by gbass01 » Mon Oct 18, 2004 12:34 pm

use Scotch-Blue Painter's Tape for Multi-Surfaces #2090.
2 inch tape, stays on metal and plastic for at least 2 years, no residue when removed, very easy to tear and apply with bare hands. Used to use a very similar 2 inch beige drafting tape but can't find any more. The beige tape I found recently sucks.

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