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#1 Darken

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 06:45 PM

I've noticed that when I use e-tape, after a week or so it starts oozing sticky black residue that is just plain annoying. It's screwing up e-tape handles and a bunch of other stuff I make. But then, I live in Texas in 100 degree weather. Is the weather what's jacking up my tape, or does this happen all the time?
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#2 rbtying

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 06:48 PM

As far as I can tell, it's the weather. I live in California, and none of my e-tape has the same problem.
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 06:51 PM

I live in Canada, and this has happend before in the winter to me. It may just be shit e-tape, or it may be what were using it on.
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 06:56 PM

The oozing is directly correlated to the quality of tape. Don't expect anything from tape that is less than $3 a roll, as a general rule.
Also, if the roll is old (as in a few years or more) you will have more problems.

Edited by flashflint, 18 August 2009 - 06:57 PM.

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#5 Darken

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:32 PM

The oozing is directly correlated to the quality of tape. Don't expect anything from tape that is less than $3 a roll, as a general rule.
Also, if the roll is old (as in a few years or more) you will have more problems.


Yeah that fits the bill of my tape. It was some cheapo ten pack and I found it deep in my garage somewhere.

Thanks for clearing it up for me guys.
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#6 wingd man

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:48 PM

That's the e-tape? Thank god, I used it under the O-ring on one of my guns, and I thought it was the O-ring rubbing off from a bad choice of lubricant. Does anybody know if it will affect the performance of my gun to have the residue on the O-ring?

Edited by wing'd man, 18 August 2009 - 07:56 PM.

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#7 aardman

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:56 PM

It depends what type of Gun, if its a spring gun I'm pretty sure it will, it is a form of adhesive and any sort of stickness on the o-rings in the plunger slows it down, which is bad for performance.
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:59 PM

It depends what type of Gun, if its a spring gun I'm pretty sure it will, it is a form of adhesive and any sort of stickness on the o-rings in the plunger slows it down, which is bad for performance.

It doesn't seem to, but I'll look into that... I use Teflon tape now anyways, it seems to work better.
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#9 Foamfoot

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 02:37 PM

E-tape is usually mistakenly considered as a durable, and effective alternative for sealing and coating. It sucks. It expands and contracts from heat and cold very easily, it will get brittle over time, it leaves a shit ton of residue. I try to use it as little as possible, even on wires.
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Posted 19 August 2009 - 04:40 PM

wing'd man: Yeah, it jacks up performance. Before I posted this I realized my BBB couldn't take a dart out the barrel and say e-tape residue everywhere on the plunger head. Got it replaced and it works fine now.
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