Thursday, May 6, 2010

101 Uses: Duct Tape

Pretty much everyone knows hw practical it is. I've improvised luggage repairs with it, fixed hoses, and once stuck a loose rare view mirror with it.
Gorilla Tape seems to be Duct Tape on steroids, very much doing everything DT does, only better. Haven’t tried it myself yet but I’ll sure bring a few with me from my trip to Texas.

·  Hanging posters.
·  Decorative book cover.
·  Fix broken tail light on vehicle.
·  Twist a long piece into rope (thousands more uses).
·  Tape wires down on floor or out of the way.
·  Tape wires back together after splicing (much wider than electricians' tape).
·  Reattach rear view mirror.
·  Repair cracked windshield/window.
·  Patch ripped clothing.
·  Hide unsightly wallpaper seams.
·  Repair broken hoses.
·  Repair broken fan belt.
·  Use as art medium.
·  Fix broken book binding.
·  Band-Aid for really big cuts.
·  Attach leg splint to broken leg.
·  Wallpaper your house (may be slightly expensive, but well worth it for the resulting sophisticated look).
·  Reinforce pages in 3 ring binder.
·  Cover up empty drive bays.
·  Fold in half and use as bookmark.
Click on the original source for many more crazy uses :-)


Anonymous said...

Even the less expensive duct tape is a must have repair item. The Gorillia tape is however awesome and well worth having at least one roll. It is reusable in many cases as it thick enough and sticky enough to remove and use once again. It can be split into ribbons or different widths on the roll for different repair jobs and to conserve. I'll never leave home without it and roll a good length around a pocket flashlight or knife sheath. One of the more important uses for duct tape is as bandage material.


Anonymous said...

Fixes my surfboard. Dings are instantly water tight.
Surfboard is an excellent survival tool. especially a 9 foot or more longboard. So stable you can paddle many many miles sitting on your knees with an adult or child laying in front of you.

Gorrilla tape is great for taping an extra car key hidden under your car somewhere.

Cross rivers.

Cops tried to arrest me one time for surfing in a restricted area. Just flipped em off and paddled up the coast to a place out of their reach.

also a good shield and weapon if attacked by Hawaiin locals who don't like hoales. swing the nose with all your might at their head or arm and it will keep a distance and crack em good.