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WA
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Posted 14/9/2011, 8:35 pm        Report
after running out of cheap double sided tape a while back , i have been getting it from the sailmaker that has been helping with our mini sail designs, but I cutting into his supply, and its not as supercheap as it could be . today whilst shopping for fibreglass tape for a "special secret project"I accidentally saw a box labelled 48mm cloth backed doublesided tape. and it was too, massive 50m rolls that can be sliced into whateverwidth I need. its the same brand as the sailmakers stuff, really sticky and tough. The brand is STYLUS TAPE. I paid $22.00+GSTat an Amazing place called ATOM SUPPLIES, a big industrial supplier in kalgoorlie. I believe youve got one Chook!!!!!
SA
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Posted 15/9/2011, 8:09 am        Report
Officeworks and Spotlight stores also carry rolls of double sided tape
WA
813 Posts
Posted 15/9/2011, 3:09 pm        Report
No unfortunately we don't have Atom Supplies here in Esperance, Paul. Gee can I put my name down for a roll next time you go there? I bought my double sided tape from Office works in Fremantle. It looks like clear sticky tape and is on a dispenser. I had no luck with it though, as it wouldn't stick to "used sail cloth" no matter how you cleaned it up. Thinners included, it just lifted off all the time. Some kind soul on this forum, suggested paper staples and this is a fantastic way to hold the old sails in position while stiching them. I lay them out over thick cardboard or white foam and just fire in the paper staples to hold the overlapping pieces. Then gently lift the bits and fold the staples over to close them. They feed through the machine no problems at all. Pull them out when you have finnished the sewing up.
United Kingdom
317 Posts
Posted 15/9/2011, 3:59 pm        Report
I was just going to use STUK or similar double sided cloth carpet tape. Some of the heavy duty ones stick like a certain smelly stuff to a blanket! Cheers Col
WA
1558 Posts
Posted 15/9/2011, 5:55 pm        Report
Hey Chook, I am pretty sure Atom supply have a big depot in Perth (Either Kewdale or Welshpool)
Posted 15/9/2011, 8:16 pm        Report
I'm pretty sure that the double sided tape is an integral part of the seam -- the stitching just stops the material from pulling away from the double sided tape, but it's the tape that does the hard work of keeping the sail together under load. At least in a heavily loaded windsurfer sail I think it's like that.
TAS
1964 Posts
Posted 15/9/2011, 8:47 pm        Report
Yeah! Neb', That is the impression I got from both unpicking a Sail and from my Sail Maker when I asked about it. From experience with cloth and sewing I found also that heavy tension on an straight overlap seam tended to pull the stitching and elongating the needle holes unless a fancy seam was used. With most sail stitching they generally tend to Hem and Overlap using Double Sided Tape as that style of seam is less bulky. Mind you after some years of being used in sandy conditions the double sided tape glue particles deeper and deeper into the seam, Sun and heat also help that trend. Ron
TAS
1964 Posts
Posted 15/9/2011, 8:55 pm        Report
Chook http://www.atomsupply.com.au/ They have an online Cattle Dog. Why don't you try contacting them?? Hmmm? The better the quality of Tape the better the seem will be. Ron Colk, Are you talking about Shiite to a Blanky??
United Kingdom
317 Posts
Posted 16/9/2011, 4:13 pm        Report
Yep. That'll be the stuff. Appears a lot in UK phrases. Either sticking to things or indeed sliding off them - like shovels! Cheers Col
WA
1558 Posts
Posted 16/9/2011, 5:20 pm        Report
oi Chook- do you want me to pick up a couple of rolls of tape for you?
WA
813 Posts
Posted 16/9/2011, 7:40 pm        Report
That would be fantastic if it's not out of your way sn!!! I reckon just a single roll would keep me busy for a good while, looking at the 50mtr size of it thanks. Thanks for posting this Paul.
WA
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Posted 16/9/2011, 7:46 pm        Report
Chook2 said...
That would be fantastic if it's not out of your way sn!!! I reckon just a single roll would keep me busy for a good while, looking at the 50mtr size of it thanks. Thanks for posting this Paul.
hang off sn, chook , when is your birthday also , if your interested , I bought 30 tyres today, should arrive tommorow
TAS
1964 Posts
Posted 16/9/2011, 9:11 pm        Report
Guys, This is good stuff, helping each other out like that. Tires??? Sizes Please, manufacturer? Seller etc. Please paul. Regards, Ron
TAS
1964 Posts
Posted 16/9/2011, 9:12 pm        Report
Guys, This is good stuff, helping each other out like that. Tires??? Sizes Please, manufacturer? Seller etc. Please paul. Regards, Ron
WA
813 Posts
Posted 16/9/2011, 9:58 pm        Report
Sorry Paul, you have me completely lost!!! What do you mean, when is my birthday???? (do I look that ancient) Its Dec 15th. I'm a 1959 model. The tires sound great. If they are the multi ribs for fallshaws I would definitely put my hand up for 3. After the great wind Easter time at Lefroy mine are down to the canvas. If you can spare some more, I would up that to 6, if they are not too expensive and I'm not being too greedy. Gee I just reread you post and I'm still baffled, mate.
WA
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Posted 17/9/2011, 1:32 am        Report
So, what does a baffled "SC" look like
TAS
1964 Posts
Posted 17/9/2011, 8:33 am        Report
Surely you aren't that Thick Chook? but then you are a very young person and haven't learned the subtleties of us Old Farts. Ron
Chook2 said...
Sorry Paul, you have me completely lost!!! What do you mean, when is my birthday???? (do I look that ancient) Its Dec 15th. I'm a 1959 model. The tires sound great. If they are the multi ribs for fallshaws I would definitely put my hand up for 3. After the great wind Easter time at Lefroy mine are down to the canvas. If you can spare some more, I would up that to 6, if they are not too expensive and I'm not being too greedy. Gee I just reread you post and I'm still baffled, mate.
 
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