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 Posted: Fri Dec 9th, 2016 05:30 pm
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 Tape - you know that classic brown paper box tape with the reinforcing threads? After a few weeks the office supply store here in our little county seat farm burg was unable to come up with it;
and today I made a 60+ mile trip to & through the city looking multiple places for it.
Nope, not even in their wholesalers' catalogs.
It obviously still exists because boxes from Amazon and from hobby shops arrive here with it.
I have a box to mail to UK and I want that kind of tape.
But, nope, retail tape is plastic only.
Excuse me,
but,
even with as much as I enjoy plastic models,
PLASTIC IS NOT THE SOLUTION TO EVERYTHING!!!
There, I feel better now.

Wonder if there is someplace online to by a three dollar roll of tape for ten dollars shipping and handling; it's almost like a quest for the grail to find the stuff.

Twenty-two years ago the stuff was everywhere, what changed?

Last edited on Fri Dec 9th, 2016 07:26 pm by Kitbash0n30



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 Posted: Fri Dec 9th, 2016 06:05 pm
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Funny you'd bring this up, as someone at work was asking just the other day whatever happened to that tape. I hadn't even thought of it before he brought it up.
Beats me where it went, as you correctly pointed out that several commercial vendors still use it.



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 Posted: Sat Dec 10th, 2016 01:47 am
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Forrest, try a commercial carpet fitter or carpet supply store. They use something similar for fixing carpet edges together. 
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 Posted: Sat Dec 10th, 2016 11:19 pm
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would this be the stuff?
https://www.amazon.com/Duck-Reinforced-Gummed-Inches-964913/dp/B0026RHV7A
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 Posted: Sat Dec 10th, 2016 11:25 pm
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Bingo, You win the Kewpie doll!  :rah:Thanks!



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 Posted: Sun Dec 11th, 2016 11:48 pm
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I'll await it in the mail Forrest :>)
Glad to be of service.... google be thy friend.
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