Discover The Magical Uses Of
Duct Tape

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Duct tape uses are only limited by your imagination. Allow your mind to wonder and don't be afraid to experiment. Necessity sometimes will bring on ideas that will truly amaze you.

In the pages that follow and the links you will find here will be loaded with real simple inexpensive ways to use this magical tape to temporarily or sometimes permanently repair or customize almost anything.

You can use it to temporarily seal around a door on a very windy night I have done it and it works well.

When some vandals broke the drivers side mirror (which is electric) off my wife's car I used this versatile tape to hold it in place while I temporarily glued it till it could be repaired. Doing this prevented the wires from being damaged.

Duck Tape or Duct Tape You Decide

Johnson and Johnson Permacel Division first created duck tape during world war II out of necessity in(approximately)1942.

The tapes original use was to keep moisture out of ammunition cases. Because it was waterproof, people started referring to it as "Duck Tape". Another reason was that it was made from cotton duck, similar to what was used in their cloth medical tapes.

Military personnel quickly discovered that the tape was very versatile and used it to fix their guns, jeeps, aircraft, and many other things.

After the war, duck tape was used in the housing industry to connect heating and air conditioning ductwork together.

The color was soon changed from army green to silver to match the ductwork and people started to refer to duck tape as duct tape.

During the 1970's the partners at Manco, Inc. placed rolls indivually in shrink-wrap, making it easier for retailers to stack the sticky rolls.

Different grades and colors soon followed. Today duct-tape has become the most versatile tool in the household and shop.

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These Are A Few Pages That List Just Some Of The Many Uses Of Duct Tape You Will Soon Be Invited To Add Some Unique Ideas Of Your Own

  • Duck tape
  • wallets
  • temporary auto repairs
  • to tape ducts
  • insect control
  • temporarily seal around windows and doors
  • Flowers and artwork


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