Tin foil tape for hinge

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Tin foil tape for hinge

Postby Lamont » Mon 31 Aug, 2020 11:55 am

https://www.ebay.com.au/i/174318483566? ... gImQ_D_BwE
Anyone used this and can tell me if it can be folded fairly often before it rips/falls apart.
I want it to act as a hinge for a windscreen. Its not cheap and far more than I need hence I would only buy it if it can be folded I would think at least 20-30 times before it fails. I get the impression it's just supermarket baking tin foil with a glue on it?
Looking for any users of this or one like this please. If anyone has a link to a narrower and shorter length tape I'd be interested -seems this length and width is all I can find.
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Re: Tin foil tape for hinge

Postby CasualNerd » Mon 31 Aug, 2020 12:34 pm

It's not really designed for repeated folding, but you can also get reinforced ducting tape that has fibre through it like cloth duct tape.

I think I have some leftover in the shed if you want a few lengths that would fit in a standard envelope ? (If I can find it...)
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Re: Tin foil tape for hinge

Postby Lamont » Mon 31 Aug, 2020 1:49 pm

CasualNerd wrote:It's not really designed for repeated folding, but you can also get reinforced ducting tape that has fibre through it like cloth duct tape.

I think I have some leftover in the shed if you want a few lengths that would fit in a standard envelope ? (If I can find it...)

If it's the foil stuff, yes please. The reinforcing may make it last a bit longer? I'll have a crack and report back.
Can you pm me some details and I'll organise some cash for you.
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Re: Tin foil tape for hinge

Postby Mark F » Mon 31 Aug, 2020 2:20 pm

Tin foil is usually used to make hats for the unhinged :lol:

Seriously. Check how it handles heat. I used some locally sourced adhesive al foil to hold a reflexit pot cozy together but the heat of the pot caused the glue to soften and the cozy to slowly disintegrate.
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Re: Tin foil tape for hinge

Postby Huntsman247 » Mon 31 Aug, 2020 2:47 pm

I'm thinking along the lines of Mark F.
Is the adhesive heat resistant?
Could you maybe use a cheap aluminum hinge from the hardware and secure with a bit of thin wire? Then it would be permanent too. Some small ones are pretty lightweight.
Don't try the duct tape as mentioned above as that's excellent kindling and not the surprise you want.
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Re: Tin foil tape for hinge

Postby Moondog55 » Mon 31 Aug, 2020 4:30 pm

https://www.bunnings.com.au/ametalin-48 ... e_p0810227
If the silicon glue melts your windscreen is far too close to the flames. It doesn't last forever tho it seems to last well enough for my needs, I make my windshield big using 200mm aluminium flashing
Ve are too soon old und too late schmart
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Re: Tin foil tape for hinge

Postby bbjay » Mon 31 Aug, 2020 5:46 pm

I have just been out to my shed and i have some of this tape from bunnings and i dont think it would last five minutes near heat .It is very thin
You could just make some holes near the edge and pass a round loop of small aluminium wire connecting them together forming a hinge
maybe three or four hinges bit agricultural but would last then

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Re: Tin foil tape for hinge

Postby Turfa » Mon 31 Aug, 2020 6:36 pm

I have some 3M self-adhesive foil tape at work. Would be happy to send you a few metres and you can try it out to see if it works. PM me your address and I will stick it in the mail tomorrow.
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Re: Tin foil tape for hinge

Postby CasualNerd » Mon 31 Aug, 2020 7:54 pm

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Lamont wrote:If it's the foil stuff, yes please. The reinforcing may make it last a bit longer? I'll have a crack and report back.

I'll send you a PM, would be interesting to hear how it performs.
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Re: Tin foil tape for hinge

Postby Bam » Mon 31 Aug, 2020 9:54 pm

It’s good stuff & reasonably durable.

I used it to construct my pot cosies which are still looking like new after multiple uses & no sign of the reinforcing tape adhesive breaking down so far..!

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Re: Tin foil tape for hinge

Postby Lamont » Thu 03 Sep, 2020 7:59 am

Pic of taped area over a fold/tear.

When dead the tape (used sparingly) goes in the bin and the foil in the recycling.
Bingo, bango and I'm hoping bongo.
Ta again to the Casual Nerd and the Turfinator.
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