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Old 10-08-2017, 06:58 AM
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Where to get this tape & I hope it comes in white.

Off to Google/Amazon...

Here it is. Looks like garden variety stuff I just never noticed before. This will be a nice upgrade from taping the seam just while tied down outside.

https://www.amazon.com/3M-General-Pu.../dp/B071453F94
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Old 10-08-2017, 07:37 AM
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Amazon: 3M General Purpose Vinyl Tape 764 White, 3 in x 36 yd 5.0 mil

this is the tape in my picture in the white color.
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:41 PM
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I remember riveting my top deck. It was tight. I felt I had to stretch it over. Over several years I think it's forcing some subtle change in overall fit. My canopy is not as tight as it used to be, it rides up slightly, and my engine cowl has a slight aft facing step. Well, that is what you get for stretching the metal. I've been doing some water ingress testing and I'm tired of seeing water flowing down the rear glass and also next to me from the canopy in rain when not moving. So, I am moving to dark side with tape. One benefit I noticed is an increase in speed. Now I am beginning to think tape is not so bad.

white tape looks better. teflon tape layed underneath at the seam.



tapollogy....teflon tape under the tape at the hinge line. this has been opened and closed several times. still looks good.



tape other places.









RTV to seal water ingress



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Old 10-11-2017, 08:06 PM
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Hmm. You have my attention with tape...
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