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    Question about Duct Tape

    General question about Duct Tape

    I have always been told duct tape has small amounts of metal in it have I been told wrong and I do have a reason for asking this question just not going to reveal that reason just yet.

    have I been misinformed
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    si
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    No in general, it's a polimer film with another polimer adhesive. Yes, if you are looking for trace amounts of metal (i.e. ppm and ppb levels). This does not apply for self adhesive metal strips and foils, such as aluminium tape and cooper strips, of course.

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    Standard duct tape is essentially plastic, as TheGreenBoy correctly stated. Now refrigeration duct tape is aluminum.

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    If you are wondering if it will effect your machine if you wrap it in camo tape the answer is no. I wrapped my Nautilus in camo duct tape and it had no effect on the machine.

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    Your standard duct tape will not absorb, conduct nor reflect RF signals.

    You could cover the bottom of your coil with it and it would not
    change the performance of the machine one bit.
    Mike (aka Dizz)

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    Well at 61 years old I guess I am not to old to learn what I was always told was totally wrong guess you can teach an old goat new things LOL I was always told that duct tape had trace amounts of metal in it guess I was just gullible, the reason I asked was I seen someone with it wrapped around their coil and I did not say anything to them but I was thinking to myself how in the heck are they even keeping that detector stable when they have metal tape wrapped around their coil

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    cr
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    and at 75 I can assure you that every day is a new lesson
    similar fable about WD40 containing fish oil
    I loved the Chinese "duck tape" (pure junk)

 

 

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