Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How does Rescue Tape work?
A: Rescue Tape is a self-fusing tape. Ingredients in the silicone cause it to permanently bond to itself when stretched or forced together.
Q: How long does it take Rescue Tape to fuse together?
A: The tighter you stretch Rescue Tape, the quicker it bonds. In most cases, Rescue Tape bonds in just seconds and takes just a minute or two to become permanent. Because of our high quality control and superior ingredients, Rescue Tape is the fastest bonding self-fusing silicone on the market today.
Q: What is the shelf life? How do I store Rescue Tape?
A: For the longest shelf life, it should be kept at room temperature and away from direct light or heat. However, these factors only slightly alter the shelf life. Even when stored improperly, Rescue Tape should last for many years. Our customers have reported that our self-fusing silicone kept for decades will still work extremely well!
Q: How much Rescue Tape should I use?
A: When overlapping Rescue Tape by one-half as directed, you will automatically be left with a "double wrap." This is sufficient for most weatherproofing applications such as electrical wiring. However, when sealing leaks, the more you use, the stronger the seal will be. Typically 3 to 5 layers thick and 3 to 5 inches to both sides of a damaged hose should repair most leaks. Additional layers may be necessary.
Q: Does the surface of my project have to be clean?
A: No. Rescue Tape does not stick to the surface of a project, and therefore it does not matter whether the surface is clean or dirty. As long as you can overlap Rescue Tape onto itself, it will work, even if the surface is wet, dirty, or oily. You should avoid getting dirt or oil between the layers, however, as this will interfere with the bonding surface.
Q: Which side of the tape should I use?
A: Rescue Tape works on either side.
Q: Will Rescue Tape ever come unraveled?
A: As long as you have stretched Rescue Tape and followed the directions properly, Rescue Tape will permanently bond to itself and never come unraveled at the bond.
Q: How can I remove Rescue Tape?
A: Rescue Tape can be cut with a utility knife or scissors, and will never leave any sticky residue behind like traditional adhesive tapes because there's no adhesive!
Q: How long will a repair made with Rescue Tape last?
A: There are no guarantees how long a repair will last. There are many factors which contribute to a proper repair, including but not limited to the surface, the environment, the quantity of tape used, and the amount of tension Rescue Tape is stretched to. Because conditions and methods of use are beyond the manufacturer’s control, neither manufacturer nor seller will assume any responsibility for the use or misuse of this product. Rescue Tape is not designed to be a permanent repair; however, many of our customers have reported that they have made long-lasting permanent repairs.
Q: What is the difference between Rescue Tape and other silicone tapes?
A: Rescue Tape is the highest quality available on the market today. Only the purest and highest quality ingredients are used. The quality is immediately observable by the amazingly fast fusing time, strength and durability. Rescue Tape significantly exceeds the military specification set forth for silicone tape. No other tape on the market can fuse as quickly, and endure as much as Rescue Tape!
Q: Can I get Rescue Tape in different widths, thicknesses or colors?
A: Yes, but for commercial quantities only. Each order is custom made. Please call us to discuss your company's needs.
Q: Can I get a better price than the internet price?
A: For larger quantities, please call us at 877-847-2628. Rescue Tape is also sold at over 200 consumer and industrial trade shows each year at a discounted price.