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Low Tack Protective Tape

Low Tack Protective Tape

Low Tack Protective Tape Extra low tack, 3" width

Extra low tack, 3" width

Item # 1683
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Low Tack Protective Tape Low tack, 1" width

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.



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5.0

No worries

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I reach for this tape all the time. I don't have to worry about harming the finish on a guitar.

5.0

Thinner than the 3m brand & less residue

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Thinner than the 3m brand & less residue. The thinner thickness is a big deal when fixing fret sprout.

Plus a good amount on the roll - Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

4.0

pretty good tape

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the only reason this isn't a 5 star review is when stew mac says low tack tape they aren't kidding. I had a hard time getting the stuff to stay put on my fret board so I ended up using more tape and wrapping it all the way to the under side of my neck. However, it does a good job of protecting the fret board which is the reason I bought it in the first place. (Well, I also didn't want to spend a ton of time cleaning the residue from regular masking tape off my neck.)

5.0

Low tack tape

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Verified Buyer


This tape is very good,for protecting the fretboard, and any other part of the guitar, i use it to hold the tail piece in place on my les paul Historics, during string change

5.0

A must

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This is a must have when working around the body and upon your fretboard

5.0

Great product

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Verified Buyer


I had been using painter's tape for my guitar and I found out that I shouldn't have been. This tape is everything that was advertised and more.

5.0

This is great stuff!

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Verified Buyer


This goes under masking tape if I'm filing and I use it alone if I'm just sanding or "eraser" polishing frets. No damage to any wood finishes so far. Highly recommended!

5.0

Excellent product

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Verified Buyer


I love this stuff (Hence the 2nd post about it!).

I recommend using the 3" to completely cover the (glossy) headstock before you level the fretboard before fretting. Also, use it when working on nuts.
Doing this stops any micro scratches from dust.

5.0

Perfect Tack

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I purchased this tape and 3M low tack purple tape for an AB. The 3M is more tacky. When working on delicate finishes, I am using the Stew Mac tape.

5.0

Necessary product

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Important product for protecting the guitar's finish while maintaining or repairing.

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