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source of double sided tape(probably WA only)

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Created by landyacht > 9 months ago, 14 Sep 2011
landyacht
WA, 5758 posts
14 Sep 2011 8:35PM
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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!!!!!

Gizmo
SA, 2814 posts
15 Sep 2011 9:39AM
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Officeworks and Spotlight stores also carry rolls of double sided tape

Chook2
WA, 1170 posts
15 Sep 2011 3:09PM
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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.

colk2004
317 posts
15 Sep 2011 3:59PM
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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

sn
WA, 2346 posts
15 Sep 2011 5:55PM
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Hey Chook,

I am pretty sure Atom supply have a big depot in Perth

(Either Kewdale or Welshpool)

nebbian
WA, 6034 posts
15 Sep 2011 8:16PM
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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.

Nikrum
TAS, 1970 posts
15 Sep 2011 10:47PM
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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

Nikrum
TAS, 1970 posts
15 Sep 2011 10:55PM
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Chook

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??

colk2004
317 posts
16 Sep 2011 4:13PM
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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

sn
WA, 2346 posts
16 Sep 2011 5:20PM
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oi Chook-

do you want me to pick up a couple of rolls of tape for you?

Chook2
WA, 1170 posts
16 Sep 2011 7:40PM
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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.

landyacht
WA, 5758 posts
16 Sep 2011 7:46PM
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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

Nikrum
TAS, 1970 posts
16 Sep 2011 11:11PM
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Guys,
This is good stuff, helping each other out like that. Tires??? Sizes Please, manufacturer? Seller etc. Please paul.
Regards,
Ron

Nikrum
TAS, 1970 posts
16 Sep 2011 11:12PM
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Guys,
This is good stuff, helping each other out like that. Tires??? Sizes Please, manufacturer? Seller etc. Please paul.
Regards,
Ron

Chook2
WA, 1170 posts
16 Sep 2011 9:58PM
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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.

Test pilot 1
WA, 1415 posts
17 Sep 2011 1:32AM
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So, what does a baffled "SC" look like

Nikrum
TAS, 1970 posts
17 Sep 2011 10:33AM
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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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