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Old 02-16-2004, 07:14 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I was wondering which brand of tapes do you guys use to secure your batteries in the car? Does Tamiya have any?

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Old 02-16-2004, 07:26 PM   #2
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3m from walmart
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Old 02-16-2004, 07:46 PM   #3
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i get mine from home depot it is the white 3m stuff it is like 1 inch wide. it's called fiberglass stapping tape
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Speedie that stucff works but its too flimsy...lol
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I use 1 piece of Xenon tape for each raceday, this stuff is thicker than junk you'll get at walmart. Check out Speedtechrc.com in the racers corner, comes in blue and black, so it even looks trick
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lol just use like the cheapest tape u can find, as long as its fibreglass tape;... :P
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Hi Guys,

fiberglass tape will work fine, however, they will ripp apart if you run on a surface that is less than perfectly smooth (I've had that happen to me many times with regular fiberglass tape). The Xenon tape that Randman is talking about is fiberglass tape with a layer of reinforcement on the outside, and that prevents the tape from ripping apart. And I had good experience with the Xenon tape so far, a set will usually last me all day of practice and racing as well Tamiya stopped making their reinforced tape, however, the Xenon for about the same price gives you twice the amount of tape and it's a wider (5mm wider) tape as well.

You spend good money on batteries, spend an extra couple of bucks and use something good to keep them securely in place.

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Do you guys shrink your batteries before tapping them. Or do you not care about the labels.
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Do you guys shrink your batteries before tapping them. Or do you not care about the labels.
I do.
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I never care about labels, I just keep one of the stickers on the battery and stick it on the box. The shrink wrap only insulates your battery and keeps it from getting cool. Never use shrink wrap.
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I never care about labels, I just keep one of the stickers on the battery and stick it on the box. The shrink wrap only insulates your battery and keeps it from getting cool. Never use shrink wrap.
You're telling me you don't use the individual cell wraps? I sure as hell do. The heat trapped is negligible at best.
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some people use the shrink wrap.. some dont. doesnt matter i guess? the labels i protect..so i know what batteries are which.

i use good ole strapping tape. get like 25 yards at the 99 cent store... usually 1.5 inches wide..and i cut it in thirds.. the surfaces i run on are pretty smooth so im not worried about it ripping.

the xenon tape is so strong you can have oprah winfrey hang from it from a bridge and it still wont break. good stuff.. but for club racing i just use the cheapy stuff.

i miss the battery strap in my yokomo SD.. that thing kept my batteries in place, contrary to what a lot of people have said.
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i dont use shrink wrap.....i rip off the labels anyways so no one knows im using low voltage cells
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I alwayse use shrink wrap over the labels. I shoe goo my packs together. So if I ever want to take them apart only the outer layer gets ripped off. plus it helps protect the cell more than just the one layer of shrink. Packs have to be glued in some way Ive seen guys who dont and thier packs end up looking like an acordian and thats not good for a solder joint.
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Does anyone use velcro straps?
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