Best tape for carbon frame?



jojoma

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Hi,

I am working on a Di2 build and I need to tape down the wires (my frame is not Di2 compatible with internal cable routing, etc). The kit did not come with any adhesive strips, so I need to find something. I have used black electrical tape for things in the past. It leaves a bit of a gummy residue on the frame, but not too bad.

Anything other tape or frame adhesives out there? Thanks
 

CAMPYBOB

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If you do use electrician's tape, get the best...3M Super 33 or Super 88.

I prefer the thinner vinyl tape by Gardner-Bender in a color to match the paint color it is applied over or a contrasting color. Menard's carry G-B tapes and the adhesion is pretty good.

Zip ties still work best in some areas of the routing IMO.

You can also use the self-adhesive, semi-permanent wire routing pads...like these:

http://www.panduit.com/wcs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagename=Panduit_Global%2FPG_Layout&cid=1345564328975&packedargs=locale%3Den_us%26prod_cat_id%3D164%26prod_id%3D164&pagename=PG_Wrapper


Those are from Panduit. They are available from multiple companies in a wide range of sizes and colors for single or multiple wire runs and are made in sizes to accommodate most smaller wire gauges. A local or online hobby shop would be a good place to look for them as the RC plane and helo crowd use them in their builds.