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Re: Double Sided Tape Recommendation Requested
I use Duck brand indoor/outdoor Carpet Tape available at the Wal*Mart paint section. I've used it for shipping 1,000's of models nationwide. I experimented with several other brands from Lowes, Home Depot and other hardware stores with poor results. It comes 1 1/2" wide, if narrower needed, just place on wax paper over cardboard and cut down with a razor knife (or scissors if you prefer). If mailing, be sure to put foam in the box to prevent lift off (mail can be brutal). I've taken whole collections cross-country just with that in plastic cases. I've had models held with it over 8 years removed with little problem. (care should be taken with thin models such as subs; usually just a bit of tape under bow and stern works.)
Looking forward to Moving my Collection of Ships from Michigan to Florida. Fortunately I have kept all my original boxes. I will pack them away and it may take up to two years before they re-emerge from their boxes. Michigan is too cold and Florida has much better boating opportunities. Thanks for your time.