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Old Oct 19, 2012, 03:53 AM
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Where is best source for bi-directional and colored tape

Wow, this tape ain't cheap!!! I guess I can do without the colored tape but I do need the bi-directional. Who's a good supplier? thank's, Dave..can I use monokote or ultrakote over the laminite?
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 06:12 AM
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I placed my last order for bi-directional and colored packing tape at http://www.tapebrothers.com. Not sure why I went with them, it's been a while. I assume because they're the cheapest I found at the time. The colored tape and bi-directional tape are good quality, I've used it on a few planes. The patterned tape I ordered (checkered and leopard) sucked though, the patterns rubbed right off after getting a bit wet.

Not sure about Monokote or Ultracote over lam, but I imagine that'd add a ton of weight. I've used lam and colored tape over top of that, like on my X-22:





It doesn't look quite as nice, but for the reduced weight and cost, it's well worth it. Just remember to tack it down some with your covering iron.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 10:53 AM
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I used these guys for an assortment of colored and am happy with it:
http://www.fast-pack.com/colored_tape.html

I like the 3M bi-directional better than what I got from them but it doesn't hold up to UV at all unless covered. I don't know if theirs does as I haven't compared.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 06:41 PM
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+1 on fast-pack. good guys to deal with and cheap. fast shipping too. i prefer the 3M extreme tape cuz it sticks like no other tape does to epp. its a little pricey, but worth the strength. found mine at home depot.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 08:02 PM
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uline.com is another good source
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 03:12 AM
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