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#1 Lars Erik

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 02:53 PM

Hi all,

I'm getting fed up of the tape and velcro failing in the cold. Anyone know of any tape that is cold-resistant? i.e. that will work in below zero temperatures.

Thanks

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#2 David Shawl SOC

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 11:43 PM

Maybe "Rescue Tape" will work? http://www.rescuetape.com
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#3 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 12:39 AM

Maybe "Rescue Tape" will work? http://www.rescuetape.com


Amazing stuff. Use it on the racecars all the time. Not sure that it would work well for us though
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#4 Chris Flurry

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 01:11 AM

This maybe obivious, or it maybe be helpful,
When I am assisting and it is extremely cold I will take a roll of paper tape, or cloth tape and put it inside my jacket next to my body. My body heat keeps it warm and thus more tacky than it would be on my belt or tape roll. As far as velcro goes take the backing off of it, and wave the flame from a cigarette lighter across it until it gets warm and real sticky. Not sure if this helps.

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#5 Brant S. Fagan SOC

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 10:16 AM

Gents--

My suggestion if you must add velcro or tape while outside and RFC, try heating the subjects with an open face lighting instrument so that surfaces come up to a more reasonable temperature before applying products like these.

Yes, keep a stash of tape and velcro warm UNDER your layers but try and plan ahead and have a heat station ready to go.

Lights work much better than hair dryers because they warm more than just the surface of metal items.

Best,

Brant "Ice Eater" Fagan
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#6 Lars Erik

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 01:23 PM

Thanks for the tips gents,

I'll look forward to burning the RED camera. Can't wait to see the DIT's face when I start burning the camera body :-)


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#7 Ken Nguyen

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 10:31 PM

Hi LA,
Try these:
-Professional Shurtape Gaffer Tape P-672 Cold Weather from filmtools.
or.
- 3M Cold Weather Tape

I used both of these in Iowa; worked as it stated.
Ken Nguyen.
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#8 Lars Erik

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 03:59 AM

Used a lighter outside yesterday. About - 12 Celcius. Worked well. Thanks guys.

Ken;

thank you for the tip. Sadly FilmTools doesn't ship to non-US customers.


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