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Foil Tape

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Do any of y'all know if the hobby stores sell foil tape? Done a search haven't had good results. Or is ordering it online the best source? Thanks.

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There is a dull aluminum tape and a shiny one. Seek out the shiny one. Cant help you other than to say i got duck brand hvac alumini tape a t wally world about 5 years ago but have not seen the shiny version anywhere since. I ve looked a h depot, ace, and wally world.

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The duck brand hvac tape wally world sells now is not the stuff they sold 5 years ago. It is dull. Ive got both. And the stuff ive seen at home depot, lowes, and ace is also the dull stiff. But i havent looked in 3-4 years so maybe (but more than likely doubtfully) they carry the shiny stuff now. Im sure you can get the shiny stuff online. Im sure there is shinier stuff than the stuff i have(duck brand from wally world 5 uears ago)

So.....who has super shiny foil?

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Online at Sunshine Glass Works is where I get mine. Ben

This is the stuff they use in stain glass work, super thin and glossy it's the best out there. I get it online from the same place as Ben.

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Bobv and Ben are referring to Venture Brite-Bak tape, designed for stained glass artists. It's the thinnest, strongest, easiest to use adhesive metallic tape I've found so far.

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Thanks for all the replys. Im in the glass industry so I might have to check with one of the local stained glass shops. Thanks again.

Lee

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from the specs ive read online from the manufactures pages nashua 322 foil tape is the same thickness as the brite back and it can be found at home improvment/repair stores - i work as a hvac tech so i get it from our local parts house and it is thinner than some but super sticky and has good strength as well - its also available in diffrent widths also - i have 2" and 3" on my work van

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a little off the subject but I have been looking for holographic foil to match a bait I am trying to replicate. Any ideas on where to get any? Thanks.

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Thanks everyone for the replys and help. Crzyjunyr, thanks for mentioning that tape. I got some and tried it and like it pretty well. And it saved me from having to order online or drive to a somewhat local stained glass shop.

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a little off the subject but I have been looking for holographic foil to match a bait I am trying to replicate. Any ideas on where to get any? Thanks.

i found some at the local dollar store in the tissue wrapping area that works good on flatter baits?gold on one side silver on the other

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On the subject of foil tape and how shiny it is I have a little tip. I have been (and still am) working on my first lure. I decided to try out some aluminum tape as I saw it in my local hardware store. Its shiny....or at least it seems so :) I don't have any other type of tape to compare it to. But anyway I stuck the tape to the lure and then noticed a little "clouding" on the surface in places. Then I came up with the idea of using my Dremel polishing wheel (link below) to brighten it up a bit. Well it worked a treat and gave it a very nice shine, while also removing marks and finger prints. It actually looked better than when I had purchased it from the shop.

Give it a try if you want to remove any finger marks and such on your tape and get a great shine before you epoxy or whatever over it.

http://www.dremeleur...el-13-mm-(6-pcs)

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I have a question on foiling a bait, I have a roll of the bright aluminum tape and want to try a few baits. My question is do you do it in 1 piece or 2, and how do you prevent the big wrinkles. thanks bigbasser

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I have a question on foiling a bait, I have a roll of the bright aluminum tape and want to try a few baits. My question is do you do it in 1 piece or 2, and how do you prevent the big wrinkles. thanks bigbasser

Do 2 pieces. It will take practice to get it right. I use a dowel rod to rub the foil with. Do a search on foiled baits and you will get a lot of good info.

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Solar also made a good video on the process of applying foil:

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a little off the subject but I have been looking for holographic foil to match a bait I am trying to replicate. Any ideas on where to get any? Thanks.

Dude, save yourself the headaches and buy some heat transfer holo foil from Papilon in Texas. Next, get some Loctite 22 spray adhesive. Spray, wait 30s, rub on a rectangle section on both sides at the same time like your milking out a ketchup packet. Snatch the backing away and clear coat. Then apply final colors. Very fast process with only a little practice.

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I too have been using the HVAC Aluminum tape for my swimbaits. I have found much better photo-foil results by polishing the tape with some metal polish before adding the tissue photo print. With a little time it is possible to get the tape really shiny.

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