Cloth tape for wood film holders?

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  1. zinnanti

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    Hi All -

    I need to re-tape a couple of old wooden film holders. I have looked everywhere for the right kind of tape.

    Any suggestions where I can get what I need?

    Thanks -

    Tony
     
  2. Jim Noel

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    Library tape is usually the preferred replacement. It is strong, and sticks well to wood or plastic.
     
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    Thanks a bunch. The library tape idea makes total sense. I'll also check out the UK link.

    Best -

    Tony
     
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    try gaffer's tape. worked for me when I had to repair some 4x5 holders(Plastic) a year or so back.

    should work fine on wood holders though.

    -Dan
     
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    Bookbinders tape AKA library tape.
    If you try gaffers tape, make sure it's Gaffers tape NOT duct tape or some other sorry excuse. The adhesive will become gooey over time.
     
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    I used hockey stick tape - found in most sporting goods stores, and it worked well.
     
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    Demco Fastape

    Calumet used to sell a tape for this purpose. It may have been library tape
    for all anyone knows.
     
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    I use hockey tape too.
     
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    You can also use black silk binding tape available from Freestyle. That is working fine for me. Clean the surfaces of the holder before applying the tape. After applying the tape trim it to fit the recesses in the holder with a razor blade. I cleaned the holder surfaces with MEK but it took off paint as well. I repainted the holder with some flat black before taping.
     
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    I used gaffer's tape to repair a couple of 4x5 wooden holders. It worked great and I have lots of gaffer's tape left over if I have to do more. Black duct tape would probably work just as well. No need to get crazy with exotic stuff for this job. Really.