Many people have never heard of silicone rubber self-fusing tape (also known as self-amalgamating tape or “fix-it-tape”), but for those that know about it, they can’t stop talking about how it has come to the rescue in many repairs and patch-ups. Used by the military, air-force, mechanics, and many other professionals, silicon self-fusing tape is not that much more expensive than regular scotch or duct tape, but has countless benefits over its counterparts.
Silicone rubber self-fusing tape sticks to itself and bonds together (or “fuses”) to create a strong interwoven seal that is water/weather resistant, electrically insulated, heat resistant up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, and remains flexible without tearing. The list of applications for it are practically endless, which make it a great gift or stocking-stuffer for anyone, regardless of their level of experience with making repairs.
Here are some common uses for silicone rubber self-fusing tape around the house:
- Repairing broken insulation on electrical cables
- Patching pipes, valves, and hoses
- Providing grip material
- Automotive repairs
- Decorative cable markings
- DIY projects
- … and many more!