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Duct Tape Thread...

Every board should have an official "Duct Tape Thread"....

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Ok guys and gals, what is the weirdest (keep it clean! ) thing you have done/repaired with duct tape. Try to keep it automotive related...

I'll go first:

I shattered a rear u-joint on my 65 Mustang one night at 2 AM. One complete roll of duct tape wrapped around the drive shaft and the pinion flange and I made it home with no "major" problems (just some nasty vibrations)

I should have just had it towed, because the HOURS it took to cut off all the melted duct tape was a major PITA!

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put 2 stripes of the tape on my wife's mouth to get a piece of my mind.


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a 15 inch Radioshack woofer from 1989. The voice coil tore, and duct tape lasts and make it work for about a year. I get two years out of rubber cementing duct tape to fix it.

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i used to hold the molding on to the door of my buick with duct tape after it got hit by a pole.

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A few interesting things I've used (or seen) duct tape for. . . . hmmmm:

1.)held my summit banner to the ceiliing all last year (what else do you hold banners up with in a res hall)

2.)held a couple of my classmates to the homecoming bonfire during a raid (they got dumb, they got caught. . .freshmen took care of 'em)

3.)Was holding my POS brass eagle talon together

4.)Was holding in the stereo of my old cavalier (I was the third owner, 1st owner had a stereo in it, took it out, put everything back in with duct tape)

As of now, the Cougar is Duct tape free and it will stay that way.

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We used duct tape to hold open the broken headlight doors on my mom's old "79 Tbird.

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We put it on a friend's Mustang....the rear e-brake brackets were not bolted to the new Lower control arms, so we noticed they were digging in the tire. Had them Duct taped on for over 6 months.

Also, I have duct tape on the firewall(inside) in my bird, where holes are now present that weren't before.

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The black stuff works pretty good for repairing the bumper cover on an 88 Taurus...

Sometimes, we just need to remember what the rules of life really are:
You only need two tools: WD-40 and Duct Tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.
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We put it on a friend's Mustang....the rear e-brake brackets were not bolted to the new Lower control arms, so we noticed they were digging in the tire. Had them Duct taped on for over 6 months.

Also, I have duct tape on the firewall(inside) in my bird, where holes are now present that weren't before.
hey at least that's somewhat close to the orginal use

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had a friend who used a piece of 1/2 plywood and ducttape to fix a hole in the floor of his van

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Repaired upholstery holes, but i prefer to call it universal bonding strip.

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Universal bonding strip... I like that.

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Sometimes, we just need to remember what the rules of life really are:
You only need two tools: WD-40 and Duct Tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.
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Duct tape combined with great stuff and a rubber shifter boot is what I used to seal the new hole in the floor of my car when I did the T45 swap. So far no problems. Also on my crown vic, the Ebrake has been removed (long story) so now the cable that goes to the back of the car is just duct-taped up to the floor.

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My shop teacher used to call it racing tape, not sure why though. The best (worst?) one I've ever seen was a Viper GTS with blue duct tape all over the front end. It had been in an accident and the duct tape was holding the cracked bumper and hood together... on a Viper. I'd figure that if you can afford a Viper, you can afford bodywork on said Viper when your dumb *** crashes.

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The weirdest thing i've done with it would probably be repairing rotted weatherstripping on the trunk of my Impala. Rolled up some paper towels to fill in the void, DT'd over that and no more dust in my trunk :-)

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I'd figure that if you can afford a Viper, you can afford bodywork on said Viper when your dumb *** crashes.
Nah, all the money went for car payments and gas.

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hm...

My radiator hose blew on my truck. I used duck tape, it lasted for about 20 mins before it melted, hose blew again, and the motor seized. (Anyone want an 85 F-150 4x4.. 351, NP205, 9" Rear..)

Also, when I installed my 97 center console top, the HVAC duct in the console hit the bottom of the cup holer. I cut the duct up, and patched it with duct tape. so far no problems.








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Fixed a blown rad hose on my buddys old Tempo for a 2 hour drive back home.

Used it and bondo to patch a rust hole in a car once, still holding to this day.

I think the best was to patch a hole in an oil pan on a truck. Hit a rock when we were off roading and ended up with a 1.5 inch hole. Let it drain out, cleaned up the area around it, slapped some on filled it up and drove back.

Almost forgot, when I had a cast on my right arm I was changing the tranny fluid and filter and got a ****load down the cast. Cut it open cleaned up and used duct tape to seal it up. Man the look on the docs face when he saw that

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I wrapped a Christmas present for my best friend. It was a CD with some tissue paper around it surrounded by a whole roll of duck tape.

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Heres the ones Ive seen customers and other people do.

-Front 1/4 window on a Bronco.
-Dash top, the whole length.
-Duct tape and fiberglass for a sunroof on an old celica.
-half of a vinyl seat
-fender flares
-about 20% of the rear fenders were rusted out and covered with duct tape
-used to hold the trunk shut

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My shop teacher used to call it racing tape, not sure why though. The best (worst?) one I've ever seen was a Viper GTS with blue duct tape all over the front end. It had been in an accident and the duct tape was holding the cracked bumper and hood together... on a Viper. I'd figure that if you can afford a Viper, you can afford bodywork on said Viper when your dumb *** crashes.
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my turn:
ive seen a rustang convertible with a duct tape top
same rustang had duct tape covering rust on his body panels.
used duct tape for a belt once
used duct tape to hold many sousaphones together
neighbor used shiny duct tape to fix a dent in his trucks chrome bumper
used it once to waterproof size 15 shoes to use in the snow cuz boots get expensive at that size
held a seat belt together with duct tape for three hours
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Now that I think about it, I've seen a lot of people around here use duct tape as a replacement for a car window that has been busted out. (every one except the windshield)

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Last time I used it was when we did a heater core on a friend's 92 cougar and we didn't want to take the dash out so we cut the heater box open changed the heater core and duct taped it shut. Wait a minute we did the same thing to his 87 mustang.

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When I hit a deer with my Tempo I duct taped the turn signal light bulb in the fixture then to the fender of the car. Worked until I made it to the junkyard to get replacement parts. I think it even held the bumper on and the headlight in place. And
my uncle uses it to replace the plastic on doors that seals out dust, works good up until you have to take it off then it can be a pain.

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