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Forum topic by mchuray posted 07-25-2011 03:44 AM 1161 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mchuray

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07-25-2011 03:44 AM

Ok I got the tape and made the patterns etc.etc. Getting the covering off the tape is a real PITA. Spent all afternoon fighting the tape. Maybe its because the tape has been in the hot shop. I don’t know. Sure looks easy when they do it on TV. Finally got two patterns in place. Only 4 more to go.
Mark


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#1 posted 07-25-2011 05:35 AM

try storing the tape in the veggie crisper of the frig. Talk to the wife first though

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#2 posted 07-25-2011 11:50 AM

I use double sided tape a lot and fought the same frustration until I found a solution that works for me. To remove the covering after I have stuck the tape to one piece, I take the point of an X-acto knife and insert it at an angle about 1/4” from a corner of the tape. Insert the knife just enough to get under the backing and lift. You will now have a loose corner you can grab.

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#3 posted 07-25-2011 12:19 PM

I use a knife also for Double side tape
Are you using it to stick on templates ,or paper patterns ?

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#4 posted 07-27-2011 04:25 AM

Thanks all for the suggestions. I found that if I make a light cut with an X-acto knife at the corner and scrape at the tape I can get an edge up that I can then pull the covering off. I did put the tape in the fridge and seems to help.
Mark

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