Originally Posted by FORANE
Tape works well at preventing rain erosion however...
It is hard to get the tape to adhere to the curved tip of the blade without buckling and failing in that location.
Due to the above, the tip is unprotected and erodes on the leading edge.
After one good flight through rain, my experience is the tape gets damaged to the point that it requires replacement.
I have an older 3 blade Catto on my garage wall due to too much leading edge damage flying through rain, mist, etc. If it were one of his newer ones with the nickel leading edge, I would likely still be flying it today.
I think this is an installation issue. I had that issue the first time I put tape on, but the second time has been 100 hours and no issue. It does separate at the very edge and Craig recommends a drop of super glue to hold it there.
To the OP, installation is straight forward. I got finger prints on the first attempt. Second attempt was much better. Like most things in life, practice makes perfect.