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E-Z Fuse Tape = excellent paddle grip.
« on: May 09, 2021, 06:57:37 AM »
E-Z Fuse Tape provides incredible grip. I wrapped a one-foot section on the shaft and a couple of times around the handle and the grip is amazing.

Only $5 for a ten-foot roll at Home Depot.  https://supergluecorp.com/product/e-z-fuse-tape/

I'm surprised I've never seen this mentioned on the forums.
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Re: E-Z Fuse Tape = excellent paddle grip.
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2021, 08:39:42 AM »
I'll have to try it. I just use plain electrical tape, but it does roll on the edges at spots.
It's funny if you read their advertisement....

 "Designed to adhere to itself, this product leaves NO residue when removed. The bond is permanent, waterproof, airtight, non-conductive, insulating, and resists weathering, salt water, and UV rays.  :o :-\
It's not overhead to me!
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Re: E-Z Fuse Tape = excellent paddle grip.
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2021, 10:10:53 AM »
    "Designed to adhere to itself, this product leaves NO residue when removed. The bond is permanent, waterproof, airtight, non-conductive, insulating, and resists weathering, salt water, and UV rays.  :o :-\
    Yeah, I read that myself, and wondered the same thing...."The bond is permanent", but that it can be removed? Huh? 🤷‍♂️

    But for the price, it does seem to be worth a try. I looked for it at Lowes website that didn't list it, but did find this of a similar description...
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    *Non-adhesive self-fusing silicone wrap
    *Bonds to itself to form an air/water tight seal
    *Conforms easily to any surface
    ...and wondered if the E-Z Fuse was the same kind of thing. Will it eventually start to twist on the handle if it's not actually adhering to it, but only itself?
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    Re: E-Z Fuse Tape = excellent paddle grip.
    « Reply #3 on: May 09, 2021, 10:11:27 AM »
    Great tip!  Here is another one.  waterproof gorilla tape will seal anything including dings for quite some time until you get around to it. 

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    Re: E-Z Fuse Tape = excellent paddle grip.
    « Reply #4 on: May 09, 2021, 10:23:43 AM »
    The E-Z Fuse tape has no adhesive on it but bonds to itself and clings tightly to any surface you wrap it around. To remove it, just cut it with a blade and it comes right off. If you normally wax your paddle, don't worry about the tape not sticking. You can tape right over the wax if you want to.

    When wrapping the shaft, go from the bottom up and overlap about half the width of the tape. When done, work the tape with your hands to make sure the bond is permanent. The tape has a nice clean feel to it. Not sticky, yet very grippy.

    The SharkBite tape looks similar. No idea how it compares to E-Z Fuse though. It might work.

    E-Z Fuse is also available on Amazon.

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    Re: E-Z Fuse Tape = excellent paddle grip.
    « Reply #5 on: May 09, 2021, 10:26:38 AM »
    Great tip!  Here is another one.  waterproof gorilla tape will seal anything including dings for quite some time until you get around to it.

    I've used it. Great stuff. Just as good as Helicopter tape for sealing dings if not better.
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    Sunova Flow  8'10 X 31"  119L
    Me - 6'0" - 175lbs - 64yo

     


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