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Gatorfoam edge finishing tape

Discussion in 'Materials' started by Jesse_gvi, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Jesse_gvi

    Jesse_gvi Member

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    I searched, but couldn't find a topic about this.

    We've got a client that wants 1/2" Gatorfoam with finished edges. I've seen this done with a black tape, but what kind of taped is used that sticks to the foam edge? Anyone have a supplier? Utrecht has a bunch of black tapes, but I'm not getting much from the descriptions.
     
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  2. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

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    i haven't seen a tape but i know there is a pvc edge cap you can put on there
    harbor sales, n. glantz & sons both sell it
     
  3. LenR

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    Would melamine edge banding work?
     
  4. OhioSignShop

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    I use Grimco Alumacorr trim caps. comes in 8' length and 5mil and 10 mil thickness. White, Black, Blue and red. Grimco 800-542-9941
     
  5. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    I make my own cap out of .050 aluminum. Paint it whatever color I like and frame it up!
     
  6. Jesse_gvi

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    The client wants the art all the way to the edge, nothing that looks like a frame.
    Something like this:
    http://www.weldoncolorlab.com/edgetapeinfo.php

    I found and ordered some cloth tape used for hinging foam boards, so we'll see if it works as an edge tape too.
     
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    Last edited: Jul 14, 2011
  8. psolbrig

    psolbrig New Member

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    I've used gaffers tape - it looks pretty good. It comes in 1/2" widths, or could be applied and trimmed. I get it at my local theatre supply shop, but I think Grainger and Uline might have it too.
     
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