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.


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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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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!

5.0

Perfect tape

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Verified Buyer


This was just what I needed, a very low tack tape for protecting very old finishes.

5.0

Great stuff!!

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I use this to protect the top finish on flat tops when doing fret end dressing. I put down a layer of this low-tack tape and then cover that with cloth backed "gaffer tape" which is much tougher. No scratches since I started using this system.

5.0

Low Tack Protective Tape

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Verified Buyer


The perfect material for protecting you fret board and fret wires while using your nut slotting files

5.0

How low was it?

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It was SO low tack that it wouldn't take fuzz off a peach!

5.0

Low Low Tack

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Verified Buyer


Definitely works as intended. Almost too low tack.

5.0

Works as advertised

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Allows you to sand odor file with confidence.

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