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What kind of tape sticks to glass?

Postby RK » Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:18 pm


I'm trying to mask off some areas on glass for a paint job. What kind of tape will actually stick to the glass? Is it power duck tape?

Ordinary masking tape doesn't stick (as you proabably know and I didn't!).

Thanks in advance.

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Postby stoneyboy » Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:38 pm

I've never had any problems with ordinary masking tape. Is there condensation on the windows or are you using low grip tape?
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Postby RK » Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:49 am

Hi Stoneyboy,

I've discovered that masking tape is graded in hours (12 hour, 24 hour, 14 day etc) and that it gets more tackier the longer the hours.

The economy masking tape I bought from B&Q was very low grip as you pointed out. I tried the professional 14 day blue masking tape from Wickes and that works fine.

The all-weather 'clear' tape from Wickes also worked fine.

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