Gorilla Tape 1.88-Inch by 35-Yard Tape Roll Reviews

February 22, 2013 by
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Gorilla Tape 1.88-Inch by 35-Yard Tape Roll

Gorilla Tape 1.88-Inch by 35-Yard Tape Roll

  • Tough all-weather shell
  • Bonds wood, brick, stucco and more
  • Double thick adhesive
  • Bonds stronger and lasts longer
  • Strong reinforced backing

Double thick adhesive fills up the gaps in rough, uneven surfaces for super strong bite. Strong reinforced backing, the tight weave makes Gorilla tape extra strong, but you can still rip it straight and easy. Tough all weather shell for the toughest jobs in the toughest conditions.

List Price: $ 11.99

Price: $ 7.49

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3 Comments on Gorilla Tape 1.88-Inch by 35-Yard Tape Roll Reviews

  1. P. Scott Pope "Scott Pope" on Fri, 22nd Feb 2013 4:51 pm
    99 of 102 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Be Careful What You Wish For, November 7, 2006
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    P. Scott Pope “Scott Pope” (Chicago, IL) –
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    This review is from: Gorilla Tape 1.88-Inch by 35-Yard Tape Roll (Tools & Home Improvement)

    As the advertisements suggest, this tape will stick to brick and virtually any other surface. Be careful though, because it might just strip the paint upon removal. This was the painful lesson I learned when trying to temporarily hold some video cables to my wall and ceiling. Even when using a hair dryer to soften the adhesive, I was not able to prevent the paint from getting ripped off, no mater how gentle I was.

    Despite my lack of success with the hair dryer, the only area where I have seen Gorilla Tape fail is in moderately-high temperature applications. For example, I wanted to use the tape to patch small leaks around the exhaust hose of a new portable air conditioner. The warm air would simply soften the adhesive over time, causing it to fall off.

    It would be nice if a version of Gorilla Tape had nylon filaments, similar to strapping tape. While strong, Gorilla Tape does not have the tensile strength provided by such reinforcing fibers. This feature would then allow Gorilla Tape to be employed in a number of other applications where it could serve as a structural element instead of merely a bonding medium.

    Pros

    Excellent adhesive qualities

    Cross woven fibers

    Cons

    Doesn’t hold up in moderately high temperatures

    No nylon filament reinforcement

    Stickiness can make some applications difficult

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  2. kkrome25 "kkrome25" on Fri, 22nd Feb 2013 5:17 pm
    59 of 59 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A Great Duct Tape for Use-Specific Applications, October 9, 2007
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    kkrome25 “kkrome25” (California, USA) –

    This review is from: Gorilla Tape 1.88-Inch by 35-Yard Tape Roll (Tools & Home Improvement)

    I don’t think there is a perfect type of duct tape out there that will do every kind of task for which duct tape was designed for. Gorilla tape is for jobs that require a thicker duct tape; about twice as thick as the regular kind, and for those jobs that require the tape to have very little stretch. This tape is great for outdoor applications, where the tape will be exposed to the elements.

    Before I started using it, I read that it has too much adhesive on it, but I disagree. It has the right amount of adhesive…to stick to porous surfaces like brickwork and wood. And when you peel it off, there is hardly any residual adhesive remaining on the surface. I also read that Gorilla tape smells awful, but it does not….it smells like licorice and paint thinner…and you’d literally have to have the tape right against your nose to be able to smell it.

    For its double thickness, I was pleasantly surprised at how easily this tape can be torn to size by hand. No knife or scissors are needed to cut it.

    Because this is a use-specific product, this and other brands of duct tape are NOT made for packing carboard boxes…use packing tape instead! Packing tape is made to stretch before it tears. Packing tape is made to be cut by a knife or scissors; and packing tape is made to stick to cardboard. If you use Gorilla tape or another brand for packaging, the tape will eventually tear at the edges of the cardboard box (where there is motion), so don’t use any duct tape for packaging…duct tape is not designed to perform like packing tape. Also, duct tape is not designed to be used as painters’ masking tape….with Gorilla tape’s extra adhesive, it would be a disaster when you peel it off and find out you took pieces of drywall or plaster with it! Duct tape is not masking tape, so don’t expect it to perform like masking tape.

    If I had to pick one brand of duct tape to keep in the car for emergencies or in my tool box, Gorilla tape would be my choice.

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  3. David Burrell on Fri, 22nd Feb 2013 6:04 pm
    39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Not as touted.., July 30, 2011
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    David Burrell (Nevada) –
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    This review is from: Gorilla Tape 1.88-Inch by 35-Yard Tape Roll (Tools & Home Improvement)

    I did use the Gorilla glue for some home products, and was satisfied. So, when I needed a good strong tape, based upon the product claims, I bought a large roll of this tape.

    This tape is overpriced for what it does, and 3M exterior tape is much better for less cost. The Gorilla tape is a strong tape, if only used for interior projects, but the sun’s rays negates any holding power of the adhesive if it is used outdoors. The adhesive just doesn’t stand up to any heat at all. If used outside, it loses its grip and leaves a thick sticky residue on the object that it was supposed to wrap or hold together.

    I wrapped the wooden handles of my wife’s garden tools, and within a couple of hours in direct sunlight the tape “let go” because of the sunlight, leaving a sticky residue that took me quite some time to remove. Cheap silver duct tape holds up much, much better, at less than a 1/3 of the cost, but the fabric falls apart after a while with constant exposure to the sun.

    If someone would come up with a tape that stood up to the sun, plus didn’t rot, I’d buy it. But I wouldn’t buy a roll of this tape again for any exterior use.

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