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Do I have a bad roll of application tape?

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by neckbone, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. neckbone

    neckbone Member

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    I just got in a new roll of RTape Conform Series. It's a 24" roll. It's all I can do to pull some tape from the roll to create a tag end to stick to the table. Then I use my BS to apply..... having to use great force to push the roll. When I'm done, my workdraws up I guess from the tape being stretched during application. Did I get a bad roll of material?
     
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  2. ProWraps

    ProWraps Very Active Member

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    probably not a bad roll. just the application method and possibly the conditions.
     
  3. neckbone

    neckbone Member

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    Could you explain a little more about method / conditions? If I might be doing something wrong, I would love to figure it out. I have other rolls of the same type and they release 100 times easier than this roll. Thanks
     
  4. jsmoritz2000

    jsmoritz2000 Very Active Member

    I use RTape Conform 24" tape quite a bit and it always takes quite a bit of pressure to push with the Big Squeegee. Could it be that your older rolls have lost some adhesion due to being old and/or perhaps stored in an excessively warm or humid area? I would suppose a new roll would seem much tackier compared to a much older roll even if stored in fairly optimal conditions, but perhaps not.

    How does it release? Any problems there?
     
  5. neckbone

    neckbone Member

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    It releases fine from the vinyl, but the problem is that it's so tough to apply, that it's stretching. After I apply the tape to my work, it starts to draw up and wrinkle / tunnel, before I can get a hard squeegee on it. To me, paper tape is usually hard to unroll when you get close to the end of the roll...... but this new roll is way harder than that to unroll.

    Normally when I want to create my tag end to stick to the table, I just grab the ends of the tape with both hands..... the weight of the roll then drops down on it's own.
     
  6. jsmoritz2000

    jsmoritz2000 Very Active Member

    Yeah, that sounds about typical. Maybe your new roll really is different but I'd have no clue why.
     
  7. DizzyMarkus

    DizzyMarkus Active Member

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    Tape the graphic to the table?

    Markus
     
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