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Old 10-14-2005, 02:39 AM   #1
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can someone pleaase tell me about battery tape?

how does it stick?
does sticky stuff get on the batteries?
does it wear out quickly under the chasis?
how long can i use it for?
how well does it keep the batteries in?
whats the best brand to get?

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Old 10-14-2005, 02:55 AM   #2
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Best Brand is I know currently is Zenon's fibre tape.Or Those thick 3M fibre tape also good.

How long??Enough to tape your cells around your chassis.

How long can 1 last? I usually come back after 1 run and throw it in the bin.
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Old 10-14-2005, 02:57 AM   #3
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can someone pleaase tell me about battery tape?

how does it stick?
does sticky stuff get on the batteries?
does it wear out quickly under the chasis?
how long can i use it for?
how well does it keep the batteries in?
whats the best brand to get?

thanks
It sticks because it has good tape adhesive on it.
The sticky stuff does not get on batteries.
Mine never wears out under the chassis ... but I don't kerb hop very much.
I use one piece for an entire days racing.... about 6 runs
Since I have used it never had issues with batteries coming out like I did when I used a brace.
I got my stuff from SPEEDTECH ... it is Xenon brand I think..... very good and comes in a couple of colours...!
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The Xenon Racing stuff, you can safely use for 2 runs, maybe more, but at big meetings I don't like to chance it (also depends on how dirty the tape becomes during runs). I
've been using it ever since I got my first 415... hands down, simply the best.
When taping in, I cut enough so that it is almost equivilant to three times the length of the pack of cells. Then I run it through the holes, and secure the middle section of the tape to the underside of the chassis. From there, you should have the two end section coming up through the holes in the chassis.
All you then need to do is lay the two ends over the top of the batts, and as they stick to each other, makes it very secure. If you fold a small section of the ends over each time, you'll also find it easier to get the tape off, as you have a little grab tab.

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YeAH i was using Tamiya's grass tape (like fiber tape) its very very bad. it to narrow first, and the sticky goes away fast. The tape is also very weak. I bought the Xenon stuff and its a lot better I can actually reuse it on indoor track!!!!! the tamiya stuff was horrible, the Xenon stuff is awesome, and it also is stronger.
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