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Forum topic by kyfarmer posted 07-30-2014 03:45 AM 1010 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-30-2014 03:45 AM

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I have a question concerning double sided tape. I’ve been using it quite a bit for various projects and it does its job perfectly. The brand I’m using is Shurtape.from Lowe’s. Problem I’m having is peeling the cover off. I usually end up using a knife and a few choice words before getting it done. Always with a lot of aggravation..

Is it just me and my old eyes or does everyone have this trouble? I watch guys in woodworking videos just peel it as if by magic, seemingly with no effort whatsoever.

I know not a big problem but just one of my pet peeves. I really enjoy LumberJocks and check it out each day.


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#1 posted 07-30-2014 03:51 AM

I always have trouble peeling the cover off. I use a standard tape from the local stationary shop which has worked well for me. Plenty of grip when holding two pieces of wood together. I think the peeling thing is just something inherent with the material.

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#2 posted 07-30-2014 04:27 AM

I have trouble too. I am 26 and have good eyes, so that isn’t your problem. I think it is just part of using the product.

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#3 posted 07-30-2014 05:30 AM

Guys in videos may have “picked up” the corner in advance.

Try cutting the tape at a bias angle to get an acute
corner to pick up.


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#4 posted 07-30-2014 08:50 PM

I always believed that Norm did all the work on both versions of every project he made. But I have NEVER believed that a guy can put down double-stick tape and then just pull the cover of without any trouble whatsoever!!! I don’t know how they start it, but it’s always been a bear! Don’t get me wrong. I love the stuff, but it does have some inherent problems.

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#5 posted 07-31-2014 02:00 AM

Thanks for all the replies. I’m glad to hear that I am not the only one. KyFarmer

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#6 posted 07-31-2014 02:18 AM

Press the tape down firmly then slide a knife blade in almost horizontally under the backer, starting about 1/2 inch from an edge. Works wonders.

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#7 posted 07-31-2014 02:40 AM

I usually leave about a 1/2” of the cover strip on the tape from the last use. I then apply the tape, grab the cover strip, peel it back to the edge. apply pressure and tear it off. Now I have a piece of cover strip as long as the piece I applied the tape to. If I need to apply additional strips of tape, I repeat until it’s covered. Then I tear the cover strip leaving it about a 1/2” long, and store the tape until needed again. I don’t have to fuss with trying to find an edge to peel up. ......... Jerry (in Tucson)

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