Low Tack Protective Tape

Low Tack Protective Tape

Extra low tack, 3" width

Item # 1683
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Low tack, 1" width

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Low Tack Protective Tape

About This Item

Dan Erlewine's choice in low tack tape.
In his writings and Trade Secrets, Dan Erlewine often mentions "sign painter's tape" for protecting guitars while working. Here it is: the wide, low tack tape Dan uses in his shop.

Protect delicate finishes from fret filings and tools by masking your work area. Regular masking tape is a poor choice for this because its agressive stickiness can pull up pieces of vintage finish. Low tack adhesive makes Protective Tape a better choice.

Extra low tack, 3" width: Use the 3" (76.20mm) wide tape to mask large areas during fretwork, finishing or repairs. This is what we use on vintage guitars with worn, checked, or otherwise delicate finishes.

Low tack, 1" width: Choose the 1" (25.4mm) tape for masking fretboards or small areas during finish touchups. This tape has just a little more bite to stay put.

"I use a piece of wide tape for mixing grain fillers: do the messy mixing on the tape then throw it away when I'm done."—Dan Erlewine

Each roll is 100 yards (91.44 meters) long.
Extra-wide inner spool keeps the tape edges from touching your bench, so they won't pick up dirt and filings.



WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


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5.0

Works great

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Protects surface and easy to remove.

5.0

Low tack tape.

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Verified Buyer


Work well for protecting guitar finish.highly recommended if you work on instruments.

5.0

Love the low tack

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This is great low tack tape for using on delicate surfaces. The only problem was that the cardboard spool was too wide wouldn't fit in the dispenser so I had to cut it down with a hacksaw.

5.0

Must have for protecting a finish

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Verified Buyer


I use this regularly when doing repairs. One use is for pulling the bridge. I'll put the low-tack tape down along the edge of the bridge and then put a couple layers of frog tape over the top of it to protect the finish while slipping the spatula under the bridge. I should note that I also use a card board around the bridge too but it doesn't protect the top that well were you slide the spatula under the bridge. One roll last a long time...

4.0

Very useful Tape

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Verified Buyer


This I sure enough low tack tape. It is useful to protect surfaces before and after finishing. If the cardboard holder was the same 3 inches wide as the tape, it would fit right in a 3 inch dispenser. I trimmed the cardboard so it would work.

5.0

Great stuff, no residue

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This tape arrived right before I started working on the electronics in an Epiphone NightHawk. It came in just in time. I used it around the electronics cavity and it protected the area while I soldered. Normally, I would put down a soft microfiber cloth and cover that with aluminum foil. That does a good job of protecting the area, but it tends to move and needs readjustment. The low tack tape was easy to tear and apply, and it did not move. It removed easily once I finished the job, and there was no tape residue left behind.

5.0

Wish I had known about this stuff years ago

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Dan mentions this tape in his videos pretty often. I needed to mark some reference lines on a Strat body that had already been painted and buffed so I bought of roll of this tape. It did the trick. Also bought a roll of the double sided tape that Dan uses. It's excellent also. Happy ending.

5.0

This tape works great!

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Verified Buyer


I purchased this foreseeing a number of uses over time, but the initial use was to mask the surface of an electric guitar on which I was preparing to paint several of the front cavities with conductive paint for purposes of diminishing electrical hum. The paper of the tape cuts easily and cleanly to cover the desired areas as perfectly as I had desired. It adheres well during the project and then comes clean on removal without pulling away any of the intentional paint work done.

I also used it to protect the ebony fretboard while I was dressing the frets, and it was easy to adhere in place and then move, so I could use a couple of pieces applying, removing, and reapplying them to dress several frets before I cut out new pieces to move on. It was a pleasure to work with.

5.0

Low Tack Protective Tape Use it!

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I used regular masking tape until I left a mark on the Lacquer of my customer Arch-top guitar. I will not touch any guitar finish in the future without using this Low Tack Protective Tape. You might not be able to see it on the picture but I know the outline of the blue tape was left as an imprint on my guitar finish. Now days used the Low Tack take on every job that needs masking on guitar, violin, viola etc.

5.0

Very safe

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Verified Buyer


The lowest tack tape I have!

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