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Old 09-01-2019, 02:18 PM
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Question Connector wrap?

What is the orange tape that Aircraft Spruce uses to protect the wire bundle as it exits the connector? I would like to get some.

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Old 09-01-2019, 02:32 PM
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Probably Rescue Tape. You can find it from numerous places including ACS and probably also locally for much less money.
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Old 09-01-2019, 02:37 PM
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I've been using Tommy Tape Miracle Wrap which is a silicon tape.

https://www.tommytape.com/miracle-wrap/

I was just curious if there was something the pros use that is better.
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Old 09-01-2019, 02:38 PM
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Default Silicone tape

I think it is different then Rescue tape. This is the stuff that Spruce sells.
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...es/uniwrap.php

I is very useful for chafe protection and it works well FWF.
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Old 09-01-2019, 02:55 PM
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I’ve used this, available on the aviation supply aisle at Home Depot.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Nashua-T...3519/204002500
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Old 09-01-2019, 04:26 PM
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Default F-1 tape

Check Amazon too. F-1 Self Fusing Silicone Tape.
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Old 09-01-2019, 04:59 PM
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Pretty sure these are all variants of the same basic product - self fusing silicone tape. First time I discovered it, it was the Rescue Tape product. It?s now widely available under different labels.
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Old 09-01-2019, 10:26 PM
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Yep. Silicone, self fusing tape. You can get it at Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, Ace, etc.......
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:57 AM
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I don't think the "rescue tape" meets a Mil spec like the one Rick linked to in post #4 which is what I use.
I know from using both they are not the same product.
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:29 AM
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A data point...

I have used Bothe the ACS mil spec tape and rescue tape.

My observations:

They both self fuse.
The mil spec tape seems to fuse better, IMO. When trying removing it, it definitely seems to be one solid mass. When removing rescue tape, I have generally found some layers that stuck together but didn't quite fuse.

The rescue tape seems to be less pliable after fused...kind of like a soft plastic rather than the consistency of silicone rubber.

The rescue tape is definitely cheaper.

The mil spec tape bonds quite well to SCAT tubing; the rescue tape, not as well.

I have used both on my -10. I have been using the rescue tape for strain relief on wiring connectors. I have used the mil spec on the ends of my SCAT tubing to help prevent the wire from tearing the tube...it makes a really nice finished end.
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