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Huzefa Siamwala
(huzefa) - M
Silicone tape available! on 05/04/2008 10:50:37 MDT Print View

1 mil single coated polyester film with 1 mil silicone adhesive. The product bonds quickly to silicone surfaces and is designed for high-temperature applications.

2 mil polyester tape with 1.3 mil silicone adhesive. Withstands 400°F baking cycles. Removes cleanly after use.

Edited by huzefa on 05/04/2008 10:51:12 MDT.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Silicone tape available! on 05/04/2008 15:47:13 MDT Print View

Yes, silicone adhesive tapes are becoming available now.

However, the second tape you list 'removes cleanly after use', and that is NOT what you want. The chemistry of silicone adhesives is complex, but let's just say you want a permanent adhesive, not a removable one.

These are single-sided tapes. What you probably want is a 'transfer tape': just the adhesive layer without any tape carrier. This lets you bond silnylon to silnylon properly. You can get this from some of the makers of spinnaker fabric, like Contender and Bainbridge.

If you use a tape with a carrier, avoid the PTFE carriers as they are not very strong. The polyester carriers are strong.

Yes, I have been bonding silnylon fabric for years, and it works well. But the proper tapes have been rather expensive.


Edited by rcaffin on 05/04/2008 15:54:57 MDT.

Oliver Budack
(Snuffy) - MLife
Silicone tape available! on 05/04/2008 16:05:17 MDT Print View

Works pretty well and helps also with the "seam problem"
Out of stock at the moment


Edited by Snuffy on 05/04/2008 16:06:07 MDT.

Huzefa Siamwala
(huzefa) - M
gone! on 05/04/2008 21:11:03 MDT Print View

Almost the entire silicone tape stock has dissapeared just a few hours after I posted here... is there some conspiracy to keep MYOG makers away from silicone tape?

Roger, thanks for the excellent info.

Snuffy, thanks for the link. Not sure I will if I will buy that as importing from europe is much more expensive.