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What's the best fix you've ever made with duct tape?

Asked by Poser (7808points) September 20th, 2008

I just used it to fix a pair of jeans (several belt loops ripped off). What’s your best duct tape repair?

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Seesul's avatar

At my sister’s wedding, my cousin popped her zipper in her formal dress. This was way before it became a popular fix, by the way. We were able to tape nearly the entire zipper back in and no one knew the better (except, of course, the repair committee).

clairedete's avatar

I’d say nothing compares to red green’s uses for duct tape.

bodyhead's avatar

My best fix with duck tape is the repair I did on the Rockband petal.

I was rocking out on the drums a little too hard and I actually snapped the petal in half. Now since I had a houseful of people over this was pretty unacceptable so I went to work.

First I super-glued the petal back together Then I put a thin piece of cardboard down the entire top of the petal. On top that I put two thin butter knives and wrapped the whole thing in duct tape. It works like a charm and it’s two months later.

AstroChuck's avatar

I made a time machine using duct tape, pipe cleaners, an old aluminum lawn chair, and a car battery. Haven’t got it to work yet, though.

asmonet's avatar

Duct Tape is all that is responsible for holding my car door together. :)

jholler's avatar

either using it to strap someone to a makeshift spineboard, or holding together a vehicle mounted thermal camera that got hit with an IED.

loser's avatar

I made flooring out or duct tape!

Nimis's avatar

This sounds really bad, but…I split my pants once.
Just patched it from the inside and no one noticed!
Maybe not the most creative, but definitely the most appreciated.

Seesul's avatar

Chuckorama: You really need to work on that time machine. When (notice I said when and not if) you get it working, you can go back in time and you and the Mrs. can go to your prom and win a college scholarship.
folks, please be sure to press the winners button and then enlarge at least some of them, really incredible!

I already have some ideas for the two of you!

AstroChuck's avatar

I’ll have to check it out at home. All I have with me right now is the iPhone and can’t see the picks on the winners page. :(

Seesul's avatar

make sure you show it to the Mrs. You know how I’d design hers. Yours is easy as well. Then you two can make up a dance, the AstroDuck

cak's avatar

I couldn’t afford anything in my first apartment. I found a couple of chairs that were about to be tossed by the people down the hall from me, they had no backs – the bottoms were iffy, at best. With a few rolls of duct tape, I had backs and bottoms (woven, too!) to my chairs!

had I known how much a 5 year old boy could do to a single piece of furniture, I would have saved them for his room! :)

susanc's avatar

Shoes. They lasted long enough.

cak's avatar

@susanc – darn! I should have fixed a pair that way, too!

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