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Does this tape have finished edges (to help reduce fraying)?
JD Tech Team
Will this tape resist puncture from thorns if used as a bike tire liner?
I doubt it. It's great against abrasion but not perforation.
I very much doubt it unless it is epoxy treated. I used mine for a kayak repair/reinforcement.
simple answer: NO. this is a woven kevlar fabric. it obtains part of its strength against penetration when combined with an adhesive such as apoxy. Alone, the rather open weave is not resistent.
If you use 3 or 4 layers it should work. Make sure to use the west systemWith the Kevlar. You could also use carbon fiber tape. Let me know how it works. It could be a problem sticking to rubber. Why don't you just fill the tire with foam. Bob
No, this is Kevlar fabric (woven kevlar) made to be used with an epoxy
I don't know. I use a product called "Slime" on my mountain bike and it works well.
I have a 276 ft long ferry that has to be towed. The hull is delicate, so we were wondering if the Kevlar 2" tape could be belted around the ferry and towed/pulled from the tape, as opposed to an onboard connection.Do you feel the tape is strong enough for a tow?
Hi Phillip,I used the Kevlar 2" tape to make a skid strip on the keels of the catamaran I'm building, as suggested by Gougeon Bros. tech support.Two inches of anything seems mighty narrow for a tow of two hundred seventy six feet.I assume the boat is made of steel, and would consider hiring a tow / salvage company with inflatable pontoons to tow it to a dry dock for repair.Bruce
We use it w/ AquaSeal to protect the toes of snowboard boots from sharp edges of snowboards. Your application a bit out of my wheelhouse....probably work on flat water, no wind
For strength I would use several layers of carbon fiber because its used as a stiffing structure. Whats the cross section diameter or measurement ? I would use several layers with the west system of epoxy.
I wouldn't chance it. Make a harness out of old rope or cable, netting and tires. - Or hire a tug.
i think that old fashioned, canvas webbing, thicker & stronger, would be a better choice. The kevlar comes in short rolls.
This tape works great the way I used it -- with apoxy. Alone, the individual fibers will not be held together and I'm afraid it will stretch out.
What type of adhesive would I use?
I use WEST SYSTEM epoxy.
It really depends on the application. Spray adhesive will work but this kevlar tape works well with fiberglass resin/hardner. Tough question to answer without the application.
I use a 2 part epoxy to saturate the kevlar before applying to the clean surface. You can use a brush or roller to apply the epoxy.Hope this helps,BIGinTX
Sorry I actually sewed it with Kevlar string
If you want to eliminate frayed edges and provide a nice textured finish then on top of your wetted out layup, completely cover the area with dacron cloth. It will pull separate nicely after cure. Later on, should you desire to add additional layers, the texture allows direct application of additional plys without having to ruff sand with coarse sandpaper to re-prep. I did this numerous times on my homebuilt experimental aircraft. Never lost a part nor had a part delaminate - thank God!
I repaired the keel and bow of my fiberglass canoe using 2" kevlar tape and conventional fiberglass resin. It has held up very well on this high abrasion area.
I use it with a 15-minute setting time epoxy.
is this tape not sticking?
This tape is non sticking and is used with epoxy. 3layers is the strength of Steel. So building up layers saturated in west system of epoxy is super strongthe same goes for carbon fiber. The strength comes from the epoxy and Kevler together, the more layers the stronger it gets. Hope this helps.Sincerely. Robert Strini.
It's not supposed to stick. Use it with epoxy.
There is no adhesive on the kevlar
I don't understand your question. This is kevlar material. No adhesive. I laid this down with some epoxy to reinforce a part that was cracking. The original device was carbon fiber -- brittle. I added a layer of kevlar to provide flexibility and strength. It worked well. No problems so far.
We used Aquaseal. Really sticks.
Hi,I used this tape to make a recurve bows and along bows. I found this tape worked best when it's saturated with epoxy and pressed. The surface must be cleaned of any dust and grease. The pressing ensures all air bubbles are removed. If there are any air bubbles, your work peice will crack, separate or break.I hope this answers your question and is helpful.Regards,Robert
no. there is no adhesive on the back of the tape.
Is the thickness in inches?
There is no adhesive on this. Tape simply refers to the width.
Good stuff, BUT...
I used this along with West System epoxy to fix and strengthen broken corners on an in-deck fishbox, and to reinforce some rotted wood in an on-deck tackle center. It worked well, EXCEPT - The color is bright yellow, so it stands out brightly unless you somehow cover it with Gelcoat or another pigmented product. Additionally, it frays and unravels like crazy. This leaves little hairs and strings everywhere in the epoxy and made quite a mess. The more I brushed on the epoxy (during the initial wetting-out) the more it unraveled. Cut it precisely and trim off those little strings with SHARP scissors before starting. Otherwise worked well, recommended.
BETTER THAN VET WRAP
I HAVE A SHOW DOG WITH HYGROMAS ON EACH ELBOW (A BUILD UP OF FLUID). AFTER SURGICALLY HAVING DRAINS INTSALLED IN THE ELBOWS, THEY MUST REMAIN WRAPPED FOR TWO TO THREE DAY INTERVALS FOR UP TO TWO WEEKS. VET WRAP, 10 MIL TAPE, PHASE TAPE, SURGICAL TAPE, ALL REMOVED QUITE QUICKLY BY THE DOG. KEVLAR TAPE, NOT A PROBLEM, THE BANDAGE STAYES ON SECURELY. THE STUFF IS ALMOST (DOG) INDESTRUCTIBLE. THANKS,JEANIENEW RIVER ELECTRIC, INC.NEW RIVER GREAT DANES