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Denso tape - is there a 'jersey' version?

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Tim Stevens23/02/2018 18:16:36
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I use Denso tape to wrap leaf springs on old motorcars. It is a felt-type strip material impregnated with a sticky waterproof grease and is ideal for many applications. But where the spring includes clips or other attachments which form bulges, wrapping it neatly to cover the whole spring is difficult.

So, the question is: Do you know of a similar material with 'stretch' - made perhaps of knitted fabric (= jersey) ?

Thanks, Tim

Brian Wood23/02/2018 18:24:19
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Try scrim tape wrapped round the obstructions and gloop it up well with Denso paste. It is a filthy job getting it on and well massaged into the scrim so use some disposable latex gloves to give you an easier clean up afterwards. It is no bad thing to bed the scrim tape onto a thick layer of paste to start with to get it well filled on the remote side.

The Denso paste makes a top quality underseal on chassis material too, smeared heavily onto the difficult to cover metal surfaces.



John Rudd23/02/2018 18:30:42
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If you cant get the Denso paste, what about using Waxoyl?

David Standing 123/02/2018 18:44:17
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What about vet wrap? It's elastic.


Brian Wood23/02/2018 19:44:18
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John Rudd,

Waxoyl is like a rather thickened oil which you can spray, Denso paste is much more of a dense pates that can be moulded into place, hence the name. It does not wash off either. I have dug up steel pipes wrapped in the tape that have been buried for decades, they are still bright

The vet wrap sounds like an even better alternative to scrim with much better elastic properties, well done David, a worthy improvement.


Dave Halford23/02/2018 19:45:43
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My father used Syglas tape, that was stretchy stuff and disgustingly greasy.

John Rudd23/02/2018 20:38:43
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Well thank you for that put down.....

I am well aware of the properties of both products hence my suggestion....both products have their uses in either an automotive or industrial application....

My posting was more of a suggestion is everyone else's 

Edited By John Rudd on 23/02/2018 20:42:37

Tim Stevens23/02/2018 20:41:11
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Thanks for this useful advice - all of you. I will certainly look out some paste (of which I was unaware) and try the vet wrap. Red bandages, there's style ...

I presume that as the vet tape could go over the whole job, tape and paste, but would it then stick to itself or will I need some other security? Wheels do tend to create quite a draft and spray, remember.

Regards, Tim

David Standing 123/02/2018 21:36:03
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The vet wrap will stick to itself.

You could use black (or red, if you prefer!), and bind the ends down with several turns of black self amalgamating tape.

Brian Wood23/02/2018 23:01:25
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My apologies, my comments were not intended as a put down, the products have very different properties as you say and my experience with waxoyl on Landrover springs was very disappointing, it just didn't cut the mustard compared to Denso tape which had to be cut off the springs to get back to metal.

I'm sorry if I offended you.


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