Best long term strong adhesive tape ?

Old 10-15-19, 07:54 AM
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Best long term strong adhesive tape ?

I have a bunch of big plastic totes (35 gallon) that are developing cracks on the sides. I'd like to reinforce them by wrapping some sort of tape all the way around them a few times near the top.

But I'd like the tape to last.

My experience with duct tape is that it shrinks a bit and the sides get adhesive leakage? And for a while we found out about gaffers tape and thought THAT was the greatest. Till we noticed months / a couple years later that the adhesive seems to have dried out / lost its holding power - there's a crumbly powder residue and no adhesion. But hey, it's gaffers tape - it's pitched as being for short term use.

Any suggestions?

Old 10-15-19, 08:34 AM
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I/ve used that Gorilla vinyl tape a few times but no long term results yet!
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Old 10-15-19, 08:49 AM
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I second the Gorilla tape. Has worked for us.
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Old 10-15-19, 09:37 AM
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I would use Gorilla tape as I have some several years old and it seems to be the best of the commonly available tapes. It lasts a long time but after several years the adhesive becomes a sticky mess. The tape still holds but at the edges or if you try to remove it there is a sticky, gooey adhesive residue that requires solvent to remove.
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yeah, the ooze out on the edges - a nuisance : (
Old 10-16-19, 05:48 AM
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No tape will hold permanently. Depends on the environment that it will be used in. If left outside, the sun will reduce the life very quickly. You might consider metal foil tape or the adhesive tape used when installing windows and sliding doors. But really, trying to preserve plastic totes seems like a exercise in futility. You'd be better off and cheaper in the long run to buy new totes.

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