Originally Posted by MasterBlaster
I've never had a car in which I had to tape in the batteries. What kind of tape do you use? Is this really necessary, it sounds sort of archaic.
I used to think the same thing. But it doesn't take long to get used to it and you should be able to develop a system for ease of putting a fresh piece on. This may be basic for some, but here's my process for the unlearned (which I used to be not long ago
* Cut a new strip that is slightly longer than needed to go around the top of the battery twice and under the chassis once. Hold it *stuck* to your right index finger
* With your left hand, pickup the car and use your belly (in my case
oh the joys of being fed well by the wife ) or waistline/belt/top of pants to support the front bumper and support the rear bumper, with tires hanging off, with the counter/table edge. Make sure you don't move away and drop the $400+ work-of-art!
* Thread one end up from the bottom and through the rearward slot. Pull it through and stick the end onto the rear shock tower.
* While keeping the tape straight, stick it to the bottom of ONLYthe first three slot fillers in order to keep enough play for you to thread the rest through the front slot without sticking it together and starting over.
* Thread the other end up from the bottom and through the forward slot. Pull it through and stick the end onto the front shock tower.
* After installing the pack, cut the ends appropriately so that both ends overlap each other almost the entire length of the top of the pack.