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Old 02-25-2011, 07:24 AM   #16
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No offence, but I couldn't bring myself to pay 27 bucks for a roll of tape!
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:59 AM   #17
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The best tape is 3M 890. It is extremely difficult to find in small quantities (lots of places will sell 72 rolls of it). I bought 2 rolls 4 years ago and just finished my first roll. A single piece can be reused all weekend. The tape has 600 psi of tensile strength. Normal strapping tape is about 150 psi. It comes in black as well.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:35 AM   #18
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I use Scotch 8916V
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:46 AM   #19
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I use Scotch 8916V
the tensile strength is only 170. not much more then just normal strapping tape. the 3m is like 300+
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Old 02-25-2011, 01:03 PM   #20
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the tensile strength is only 170. not much more then just normal strapping tape. the 3m is like 300+
The Scotch tape has not failed me yet. And I get it for free.
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Old 02-25-2011, 01:07 PM   #21
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battery tape doesnt break, it tears, where it comes out of the chassis
So tensile strength is not relevant ???

Ive tried really super sticky, super thick strapping tape.
MuchMore Batt Tape is 100% better , would not have believed unless I had tried it. Also very thin, but does delaminate a bit after a while & removed & restuck when changing batts. Can easily get a days racing without putting new stuff on.
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Well sounds pretty simple. What about Velcro straps? I know on the cuomracer the battery is semi enclosed and just needs to keep from sliding out the side.
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In a tub type chassis, Velcro works alright, but it's a lot easier to strap too tight and tweak the car.
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any cheap and easy to find replacement?
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clean the dirty tape with a bit of motor spray every now and then and it'll rejuvenate the adhesive.
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clean the dirty tape with a bit of motor spray every now and then and it'll rejuvenate the adhesive.
cite your source, punk
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any cheap and easy to find replacement?
This is what I used:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/scotch-890-3...item3a9db7ff93

It works very well.
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If I pull the battery every heat, I've gotten almost 2 race days from my tape, so congrats, you have superior battery tape compared to what I use.
LOL...You would expect that from Hudy..like there world renowned Hudy Steel
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I don't remember what brand it is, but I've got some $7 a roll tape that I haven't changed in 8 weeks. I don't pull the pack from the car very often.
I also use Hudy tape its pricey but its good
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Hudy tape is the best by far that I have tried, most the other stuff is Sliontec, no way near as good as the hudy stuff
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