I used to work at a company that hired temp employees. Each of the employees was required to wear an ID tag. The tag had some little metal clamp on it, and it was held on with some red, double-sided tape. This tape was 1, or maybe 2, paper sheets thin. It was amazingly, super amazingly strong! I had difficulty pulling the metal clamp off of it. I asked the temp agency’s representative at the site, and, of course, she looked at me as if I had asked whether she was going to get a boob job anytime soon, and just said “It’s double sided”.
I went to WalMart in the hardware section, and got some 3M brand 2-sided tape;it was labeled 20 lbs. It was about 1/8 to 1/4 inches thick, so, I know it wasn’t what the temp company used. Also, it wasn’t as strong.
So, does anybody know where I can find this, or any, mysterious 2-sided super strong tape?
Another tape question, while we’re on the subject. A Facebook buddy recently posted this pic on his page with the caption “things you don’t want to see before takeoff.” But it’s not a joke—when I asked him about it, he told me that it’s an incredibly strong, thermally-resistant tape called ‘Speedtape’ manufactured by 3M, and it is routinely used for temporary repairs on high-speed military aircraft. 3M’s commercial version is called 425 Aluminum Tape, and costs about $45 a roll. I’m really tempted to get some; I’m thinking that it would be an excellent addition to a roadside emergency kit, or would come in handy if a hot water heater springs a leak and you can’t get a plumber out for three days. But I’m wondering if it has a finite shelf life. Anybody familiar with the stuff?