Sticky stuff is what we're talking about here, so let's start with the most basic sticky stuff of all – tape. Tape comes in several varieties and that's because there are so many diverse uses for it. Electrical tape is used to insulate bare wires. Masking tape, as the name implies, is used to mask off areas that you don't want to get paint or other such substances on. Duct tape has 'a thousand and one uses' and it can be used as an emergency fix for a pinhole leak in a radiator hose or to hold up an exhaust pipe when the muffler clamp gave up the ghost and a lot of other makeshift fixes in between. Butyl tape is used to hold windshields in place on older Corvettes and it's also used to insulate automotive A/C fittings, too. Fiberglass mesh tape is great stuff for reinforcing repairs of stress cracks and other fiberglass work. And the list goes on and on.
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