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Kevlar Tape 1 inch wide
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Kevlar Tape 1 inch wide Customer Questions and Answers

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Can this tape be used as a bicycle tire liner to protect the inner tubes from shards of glass that penetrate the tire casing and then puncture the inner tube? Is this a tight weave or are there gaps between the strands that can allow small objects to squeeze through?

Asked on 08/31/2014 by Ray Claudio

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Thanks Lyle, but question: if the tire is under 140 PSI or roughly 10 BARS wouldn't that kind of pressure tend to keep the strands tightly together. Also, how about using two sheets of Kevlar? Thoughts?

Answered on 09/02/2014 by Ray Claudio
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I doubt if the tape would be suitable for this application The glass would not cut the tape (it is extremely difficult to cut) but anything pointed would push the strands apart Regards Lyle Barry Sydney, Australia

Answered on 08/31/2014 by LYLE BARRY

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I'm sorry Ray. I don't really know.

Answered on 09/02/2014 by MICHAEL UNTRAUER

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Ray, This Kevlar tape of various widths would not be suitable for the purpose you have in mind. It is a fairly loose weave which allows the tape to be shaped to a certain degree but sharp shards of most anything would be able to pass through that weave to violate your inner tube. Hope that helps, Jon

Answered on 09/20/2014 by JONATHAN KILROY

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Thanks Donald for your thoughts. I believe the issue of movement inside the tire casing will not be a problem. The tire runs at a pressure of 140 PSI. Even with flexing that kind of internal pressure between the tire casing and the inner tube has kept all sorts of other materials I have tried solidly in place, even small strips. The problem has been that small pieces of glass only about 2 mm thick have gotten through the casing and the tips passed whatever liners I have used to make the smallest of pinholes in the tube. These lead to very slow leaks but they always come at the wrong time. I need something that would stop the glass tips from creating the puncture then I can remove the glass when I get home and routinely check the tires after every ride. If the weave is tight the pressure will keep it that way and it should work. NYC streets outside of Manhattan are full of broken glass especially in areas where there are parks and recreational sites near the roads. Thanks again, I think I'm going to try the tape.

Answered on 09/04/2014 by Ray Claudio

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Lyle, thanks for your thoughts on this. I'm going to give it a try on the hopes that the tires' narrow (under 21mm)width and pressure will keep the Kevlar in place and the weave tightly closed. If it doesn't work then at least I gave it a try. Again, thanks for the advice. Take care. Ray

Answered on 09/02/2014 by Ray Claudio

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Michael, with a tire running at 140 PSI the pressure against the casing is so great that the Kevlar couldn't even move a fraction of a millimeter between the inner tube and the casing, the concern is the tightness of the weave. Do you think that the weave could prevent something the size of a needle in diameter from reaching the inner tube?

Answered on 09/02/2014 by Ray Claudio

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Thank you Jon that is the answer to my question. If the weave was tight and the openings difficult to spread wider then there may have been a possibility of it working. Thanks again . . . Ray

Answered on 09/21/2014 by Ray Claudio

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Hi Ray The Kevlar tape is fairly slippery, I expect that keeping two layers together would be very difficult. If you try to cut the tape with scissors you just push the fibres apart and the tape just spreads out and becomes wider. (very hard to explain) I think that its great strength comes when it is bonded in something like epoxy as in helmets. You may be right about pressure though, if you could only get the tape to stay in place while you fitted the tyre to the wheel. Regards Lyle Barry Sydney, Australia

Answered on 09/02/2014 by LYLE BARRY

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Well your application is totally different than mine was. I used it wrap around a wood tiller handle that I was trying to make unbreakable for my sailboat. Then I glassed over with Epoxy until it was covered completely. To your question and application. My recollection is it is a pretty tight weave. Though it is just Kevlar tape there is nothing to stick it to the inside of the tire or outside edge of the tube so without gluing it in place it likely would shift around and not stay where you want it. Alternately you could wrap it around the tube overlapping each wind for complete coverate. I would worry though that somehow a nail could get in beteen the wraps. I suppose if you glued it to the tire or tube where the tube meets the tire it surely would be tough enough to resist a nail insertion directly into the tube but with an air filled inner tube it would still allow the nail to push the kevlar with nail behind deep into the tube though I doubt it would actually penetrate through the kevlar tape so the kevlar would help. The remaining question I would have is would all this thickness and material seriously complicate tire replacement. I can imagine there would be some challenge getting the proper adhesive or glue to stick to both the rubber tube or inside of the tire and the Kevlar itself. Epoxy would work if the area didn't flex but a tire and tube are flexing every revolution so that would tend to break up any hard drying adhesive or glue. So a pliable glue would probably be needed. Good luck on your project.

Answered on 09/04/2014 by DONALD HUBBARD
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How easy is Kevlar tape to cut? Would it be a good material to use for belt straps on a travel wallet to prevent thieves from simply cutting through them?

Asked on 06/09/2014 by Carl Lucas

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Kevlar tape can be cut, but will quickly destroy sissors. I don't think it is appropriate for the use you have in mind. Try fine wire.

Answered on 06/18/2014 by ERIC SIMPSON
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Thanks Lyle, I think I will give it a try. We have traveled in different countries and so far have only lost my wallet (but not passport) once in China. This summer its Costa Rica and Honduras - the reports on Honduras are a bit dicey. I think I'll try Kevlar straps on a wallet attached to my belt. Thanks!

Answered on 06/10/2014 by Carl Lucas

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It cuts easily (if not neatly) with a new razor blade knife or with a pair of Cutco scissors.

Answered on 06/10/2014 by PATRICK WEAVER

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Lyle, I need about 1 yard. A 10 yard roll with minimum purchase and shipping would be over $40. Any chance you have some left over that you would sell to me? Carl

Answered on 06/11/2014 by Carl Lucas

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Hard to cut. Needs very sharp knife or scissor and good amount of force.

Answered on 06/09/2014 by MARK SALWASSER

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Electrical or phone company scissors work very well for cutting this tape. Other (sharp)scissors can work as well but you will either need to replace them fairly frequently or be able to sharpen them. Crash shears will work for a while as well and can be found on Amazon for reasonable prices. Note: it would be ill advised to use your wife's quality sewing shears for this job... I'll say no more. Jon

Answered on 09/20/2014 by JONATHAN KILROY

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Patrick - I need about 1 yard, and with minimum purchase and such it is too expensive to purchase. Any chance you have some left over that I could buy? Carl

Answered on 06/11/2014 by Carl Lucas

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Lyle, I plan to wrap it around a wallet or pouch, leave belt loops at the top, hook it onto my belt, and carry it inside my pants. Mostly for passport and CCards, I will keep spending money elsewhere. It doesn't want me to leave an email address here, so I just posted under Wanted on Craigs List for Portland, OR: Wanted - 1" Kevlar Tape Thanks!

Answered on 06/12/2014 by Carl Lucas

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Hi Carl if you can find a safe way let me know a mailing address I can send you a yard at no cost. I have spare that I probably wont use. I am a little concerned about the way you intend to use it though - It is a bright yellow colour and may tempt a thief to use it to fish your wallet from your pocket. A thief in Naples used a black chain that I had attached to my wallet to try to get it from my pocket. Fortunately I felt his gentle tug on the wallet and smashed my heavy camera down on his wrist. The camera had a tripod attachment on it and I think that I may have broken his wrist. He did not hang around for me to find out. Regards Lyle B

Answered on 06/12/2014 by LYLE BARRY

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Hi Carl I tried to cut 1 inch wide Tape with a pair top quality tailors scissors without success - the tape was damaged but I could not cut through it. I then tried using a pocket knife with the same result. However, I was able to cut the tape with a new box cutter - with some difficulty. I bought my tape to use as camera straps - I had not tried to cut it until I received the email with your question. From personal experience with thieves in Paris and Naples I would recommend the tape - thieves do not hang around if things don't go as expected Regards Lyle B

Answered on 06/10/2014 by LYLE BARRY
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Are the edges of the tape seamed or loose to fray?

Asked on 10/12/2015 by Bob McMullin

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The edges are not loose. One edge is slightly thicker than the other. I guess it is how it is woven

Answered on 10/12/2015 by JOHN BITTNER
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The tape edges will not fray - the tape is fully woven like normal webbing. Regards

Answered on 10/12/2015 by LYLE BARRY

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Seamed. Only where you cut it will fray.

Answered on 10/13/2015 by MARK SALWASSER

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The sides of the Tape are woven with the Kevlar fabric and are not loose and do not fray. The ends of the tape (2 ends per roll) can fray if the masking tape that holds them together is removed. The product is shipped with the two ends taped. So there is only the potential to fray (or the product weave to come loose) when the product is cut to length. With a little care when cutting and application of masking tape on the cut ends the weave stays together quite well.

Answered on 10/13/2015 by JOHN ANDERSON

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they are not loose

Answered on 10/13/2015 by DREW DAVIS
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can it be sewed on other material for a wear surface?

Asked on 03/16/2015 by Larry Borland

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I never tried to sew this material. Sorry I could not help. I'm sure you could

Answered on 03/16/2015 by GLEN ROLLINGER
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I have not tried sewing it. I would imagine it could be done, you'd just need a heavy-duty sewing machine. Of course, the seams will be your weak point, but you can reinforce them with extra stitches.

Answered on 03/16/2015 by KIMBERLY HAZEN

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I have not tried using Kevlar for that purpose, but I think that it may work OK If you are thinking of sewing it on using a sewing machine, I would suggest you have the kevlar on top as it is very slippery and may not feed properly if it is underneath. You might also want to pin them together or use a few hand stitches to make sure that stay aligned. Regards Lyle B

Answered on 03/16/2015 by LYLE BARRY
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can you get this as a self-adhesive?

Asked on 05/10/2014 by Undisclosed

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no, it has to be bound in epoxy

Answered on 05/10/2014 by MARK SALWASSER
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do you have the 1 inch wide in thicker around 1mm or 0.035 inch? thanks Jim Rausch

Asked on 06/28/2013 by Undisclosed

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The Kevlar is thick enough, strong enough for most applications.

Answered on 06/28/2013 by CHARLES MARTIN
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twice had my fish locator wires on my in water pontoon boat chewed thru by a beaver or muskrat......do you think wrapping the wires with this product could deter that? I know the other option but my wife won't allow it,

Asked on 09/06/2012 by Undisclosed

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It might help, but probably not much. Kevlar is more resistant to impact than chafe- I can cut through this tape with a sharp pair of scissors. Perhaps some metal conduit from the hardware store would be more effective. This is what an electrician would install in a a space where rodents might be a problem.

Answered on 09/16/2012 by ERIC SIMPSON
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does your kevlar tape have an adhesive side?

Asked on 03/04/2012 by John jones

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This product does not have any adhesion on it. This is a cloth material. It is called tape because of its width size.

Answered on 03/05/2012 by Ryan L
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Is it avalable in yellow?

Asked on 01/29/2012 by Undisclosed

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Our kevlar cloth is only offered in the one yellowish color.

Answered on 01/30/2012 by Ryan L
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Has anyone ever used this tape for ice hockey sticks ? Does it have adhesive on the back ?

Asked on 07/02/2011 by a d

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This product does not have any adhesion on it. This is a cloth material. It is called tape because of its width size. (though you could probably use some epoxy and hardener along with this item to make a hockey stick itself, this is not designed for hockey sticks)

Answered on 08/05/2011 by Ryan L
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