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wtf is "cushion tape"?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Micke.223, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Jun 30, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    Micke.223

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    OK folks, I've read several articles where people secure their wiring with, or tape their wires with cushion tape prior to securing with zip ties. My question is, what is "cushion tape" and where can I get it? I've done google searches and the closet thing I've come up with is the cushion tape for baseball bats. The guys at the local auto store can't help. Can anyone help identify this mythical item? Thanks in advance.

    Mickey
     
  2. Jun 30, 2009 at 11:17 AM
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    If its what I'm thinking of google F4 tape.
     
  3. Jun 30, 2009 at 9:45 PM
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    I use it at work all the time. It stands up to extremely high and low temps, chemicals, and vibes.
     
  4. Jun 30, 2009 at 10:26 PM
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    They used that stuff all the time when I was working at an aircraft cable company. They used a lot of different tapes for that purpose, but the cushion tape they use is Silicone. Basically all it will do is prevent the zip tie or metal clamp from touching or doing damage to the wire or wire jacket.

    Here's a link to something similar, but I can't remember exactly what they used:
    http://www.cshyde.com/Tapes/Data/SilSelfFusinfo.htm
     
  5. Jun 30, 2009 at 10:29 PM
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  6. Jul 1, 2009 at 6:32 AM
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    Thanks for the suggestion guys. I'm still looking up F4 Tape to see if it's what I'm looking for. In the mean time, here are some pics of the tape I'm referring to:
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    Cheers,
    Mickey
     
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