A friend of mine is working on a poly tarp dome cover for Flipside. Unfortunately, due to shipping snafu, the tape she ordered to seal the tarps hasn't arrived. Does anyone know where she could find a) a local (SF Bay Area) source for the tape (or suitable substitute) b) someone who might know of a local source ? I've attached the tape requirements below.
Thanks for any suggestions!
"The tarp material is called "Flashgro." http://www.ncwgs.com/flashgro.php
The description says the black backing (which is the side I need to tape) is "poly." My best guess is that this is the same "poly" as in poly tarps. Apparently there are 2 types of tarp, vinyl and poly, and in the context of tarps, "poly" stands for polyethylene.
I'm looking for polyethylene tape, at least 1.5" wide, which can be used to seal seams on poly tarps. Apparently very few things stick to poly tarps very well (and I can verify this, because I have this ferocious double-sided tape called 3M VHB - Very High Bond - and not even this sticks to it well, it peels off easily).
I'd like a black color to match the tarps I'm working with but I'll consider anything if I can get it before the weekend. I need 100-120 yd.
The exact product I ordered was this: http://www.findtape.com/product550/Nash ... =tarp+tape
(on the manufacturer's website: http://www.covalenceadhesives.com/Searc ... spx?ID=660
I tried contacting the manufacturer (Covalence Adhesives which is part of Berry Plastics), by looking on their website for retail outlets, and wound up having a phone conversation with one Jim Engel at a local manufacturer sales office, and he called around and the only place he could suggest that sells it is White Cap Construction Supply in San Jose, but I called them and they said they don't carry it.
BAC Industries also seems to make a tarp tape (see: http://www.tarpaflex.com/acatalog/Tarp_Tape.html
and http://www.bacindustries.com/product3-t ... -black.php
) but that brand seems to cost more ($4 for 35' as opposed to $6 for 30 yds) and there is less information available about adhesive type, etc. I haven't called BAC yet to find out about distributors, I guess I will try that tomorrow morning."