Silicone Tape for Super Tight Cable Wraps

Thought i'd share my cable wrapping method, as I was reminded about some people I saw relying on Electrical tape to tie down some cabling. There's a better way than using adhesive sticky tape on your gear that ends up leaving all kinds of gooey residue. Sure you can use velcro straps, but it just doesn't hold the same tension as the stuff i'm using which is 'Silicone Fusion tape'.

It's been around for a while, and it really is some brilliant stuff. I've used it for a number of different things including some underwater stuff (Don't ask - another Cheesy DIY project). Anyways, i've been using this stuff to wrap cables or other things on all my camera equipment (photo and video). It's pretty stretchy and provides constant tension to whatever you wrap up. Think of it like an adjustable wide rubber band. Don't be fooled in buying the stuff on infomercials, it's all the same stuff, just marketed differently (and they'll rape you on prices). It's a tough find in some hardware stores, but more than likely they do carry it.

I've purchased many rolls from my local Orchard Supply, Home Depot, etc. If you search online, they often call it 'Rescue Tape', 'Tommy Tape', or 'Mighty FixIt'. For people who love to stand out, they also come in a variety of colors. If you haven't tried it yet, you should. You'll find a ton of uses for stuff like this, especially if you're a DIY kinda guy/gal.


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5 thoughts on “Silicone Tape for Super Tight Cable Wraps

  1. I use this at work (and so I have an endless supply haha).

    We call it F-4 tape, because it was used mostly on F-4 Phantom fighters. It really is amazing and I've used it for everything you can think of for the past 12 years. Just know that sometimes it's hard to get off without a knife to cut it. Over time it bonds to itself.

  2. Randy

    I've been using gaffers tape. But even that sometimes has a little residue. Not sure if you've encountered the same thing with gaff tape. But this is a great suggestion!

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