Tape to Use with Epoxy Resin

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  1. BobBill
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    What is a good tape to use with epoxy that will release easily when pulled off?

    Say where fasteners hole or errant through cut saw slits may exist.
     
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    For what purpose? I don't quite understand what you want the tape to do.
     
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    Plastic packaging tape is excellent for this, duct tape is a favorite by some as is regular masking tape, though I've had both duct and masking tape stick to cured goo fairly well in the past so I use plastic packaging tape exclusively. I use the thick stuff most of the time, but the thin stuff work good too, it's just weaker.

    All these tapes need to be pulled pretty much as soon as you can, because the longer you leave them in place, the more likely the glue will transfer. Solvents can handle the glue, but it's an added pain in the *** that's not necessary if you remove the tape promptly.
     
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    Tape to use as release with Epoxy Project...

    Thanks Par.

    I had no clue. Thought I needed to grease strips with wax etc to make it work. Makes project so much easier...mercie!
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