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Old 04-02-2020, 04:30 PM
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What do you all use for splicing tape? I bought a stock of leader tape, hold down tape and splicing tape from that Splice-It company that's somewhere out in the northwest. All the other stuff is fine, but the splicing tape keeps failing to hold.

I use a rebuilt Gibson Girl for the cutting and trimming and apply a good amount of pressure on the splice and keep it between my fingers for a while hoping that the heat may help the bonding, but so far it's just consistently letting me down.

So, what are you using and is it working well enough to recommend?
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Old 04-04-2020, 01:08 PM
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Here is my Splice Kit. I do not have any issues.
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Hmm, that blue splice tape is the same stuff I'm using. Wonder if I got a substandard batch.
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Old 10-28-2021, 04:14 PM
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I've had it with this crap! If this stuff is "professional" then the profession is in trouble. Yet another failure.

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Old 10-28-2021, 08:02 PM
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You can always use it to make ribbons for Xmas.
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Have you tried cleaning the tape (both sides/both ends) to insure everything is clean prior to applying the splicing tape? Zeiss lens wipes work well to clean just prior to applying the tape. Give a few minutes to allow the alcohols to evaporate. Oils from your skin may be contaminating the splice.

If using an Xacto knife, clean the blade well with a lens wipe prior to doing any cutting. Their new blades are very oily.
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You can always use it to make ribbons for Xmas.
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Have you tried cleaning the tape (both sides/both ends) to insure everything is clean prior to applying the splicing tape? Zeiss lens wipes work well to clean just prior to applying the tape. Give a few minutes to allow the alcohols to evaporate. Oils from your skin may be contaminating the splice.

If using an Xacto knife, clean the blade well with a lens wipe prior to doing any cutting. Their new blades are very oily.
I will try your suggestion. FWIW I use a refurbished Gibson Girl splicing device so I can't really wipe those blades down. They're super sharp and will cut you upon the slightest contact. Ask me how I know...
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I will try your suggestion. FWIW I use a refurbished Gibson Girl splicing device so I can't really wipe those blades down. They're super sharp and will cut you upon the slightest contact. Ask me how I know...
That’s the problem……..you have blood on your knife

I could not avoid that one
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This really is a fun thread!
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I was going to use my Shun knives for tape trimming. Think I'll reconsider since blood doesn't make good glue.
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