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    Default Re: Gaffer taping tripod legs

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    good idea
    make your battle worn tripod look like a new mega$$$ CF tripod
    Ok, will go and check out the fake CF pattern sticker, can also stick on all my autopoles and light stands, bowens lights and powerpack, even my trolley...

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    Default Re: Gaffer taping tripod legs

    Just wondering - Does gaffer tape feel a bit sticky when you grab it (with the sticky side downon object, of course)?

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    Default Re: Gaffer taping tripod legs

    Quote Originally Posted by DEADMETAL
    Really very eng leh!! lol When you need to sell you need to remove the whole gaffer. Then the whole leg will be dam sticky
    I think this outcome will depend on the conditions the tripod endures in use, and in storage. My limited experience with the Apollo branded gaffer has been that it peels off cleanly, and leaves no stick residue.

    YMMV, as always.

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    Default Re: Gaffer taping tripod legs

    Quote Originally Posted by kaywalk
    I thought the bamboo pole wrapper shrinks by adding hot water over it. Want to do this on your tripod?
    Try a hot, powerful hairdryer.

    Somewhat drier than a kettle full of hot water!


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    Default Re: Gaffer taping tripod legs

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights
    Ok, will go and check out the fake CF pattern sticker, can also stick on all my autopoles and light stands, bowens lights and powerpack, even my trolley...
    so did you find the fake CF pattern sticker?
    I want to stick on my aluminium pole for drying clothes.

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    Default Re: Gaffer taping tripod legs

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights
    use what?
    those aunties use for shirnk wrap bamboo pole one izit? not bad idea leh.
    industrial grade kind hor, got thick 1 leh, rubbery grip... u wan i got an industrial grade blower to go with it... u wan?
    Logging Off. "You have 2,631 messages stored, of a total 400 allowed." don't PM me.

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    Default Re: Gaffer taping tripod legs

    Instead of using Gaffer tapes, try using Synthetic OverGrip for Tennis, Squash, or Badminton racket handles.

    I use this for my tripod legs so that it doesnt feel so cold when handling it during winter photo trips. Its also not so sticky if you intend to disassemble. Wind it the same way like how one does for racket handles... spiral.
    Last edited by YogiBear; 16th November 2005 at 05:36 PM.

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