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Old 05-27-2007, 05:54 PM   #15
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Hate duct dape!

This stuff should be used ONLY ON HVAC DUCTS! The residue from the adhesive is brutal and needs a really good adhesive remover like 3-M to get it off.

If you want a really good hold that does NOT leave a residue on the skin, try the aluminum tape that the big box stores have in their HVAC section. This is the stuff that REAL hvac guys use on duct work. Sorry, but only amatuers use the cloth stuff (yeah, I haven't been flamed for a while! ). It stick like crazy and comes off cleanly. Try'll LIKE IT!

PS: And it's waterproof too and nicely matches the finish of your Airstream.

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Old 05-27-2007, 06:04 PM   #16
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note the name of my last post hac job! I 'm not in love with the cloth duct tape either but it does have a "track" (pun intended) record with me. I 'ld rather use the additional funds I save on the cloth tape to support my beer fund, that way I'll have something to drink while removing the tape residue! BTW McMaster Carr has some wicked good tapes also. DG humm come to think of it I didnot see any duct tape used at Indy today, must be a Nascar thing.


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Old 05-27-2007, 11:12 PM   #17
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Hi, duct tape really works good, but you will never get the glue off. Blue masking tape works pretty good but not too good if it gets wet. Another choice of tape that I used to protect my Navigator mirrors from marks left behind from extension mirrors, is red stucco tape. Red stucco tape is some sort of plastic tape that leaves no glue behind, comes off clean, and is water proof. And the bright red color reminds you to remove it or people will start asking questions. I haven't tried the aluminum tape Lewster mentioned, but the red stucco tape is also very flexable in case you want to make slight turns.

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Old 05-30-2007, 10:25 AM   #18
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Thank you for all of the advice! Rod at C&G got right on this, and so did our dealer. It seems that it is very odd to have the window shatter by simply trying to get the little rod stuck out of the groove. After reading other posts about tempered glass, perhaps that window had been hit by something before, which weakened it. We're now going to get some lexicon to carry with us -- what great advice. 19 days 'til departure.
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Hey sparkygus:

Just my 2 cents worth.

Rod at C&G is the best. He's fast, honest and gets the job done right. I've used him for the few "corrections" that I've required. I've talked to guys who have traveled all the way from Arizona and Navada who've brought their AS to him because of the quality of work he and his team provide.


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