Gaffer Tape Tricks you should know

5 Gaffer Tape Tricks You Should Know

Here at Gaffer Power, we love hearing about all the different ways in which our customers use a handy roll of gaffer tape to their benefit! This versatile tape is made with a heavy cotton cloth, rather than vinyl or plastic. The adhesive used in gaffer tape is more heat resistant, making it popular among lighting technicians and unlike duct tape, gaffer tape won’t leave any residue when it’s removed. Read on to discover some awesome gaffer tape tricks and perhaps you’ll get some inspiration for your own!

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Replicate Kim K’s Gaffer Tape Bra

Kim K Gaffer Tap

As Kim says: “I’ve used everything from duct tape to packing tape to masking tape, and I think that the best I found is gaffer’s tape. It sticks the best!”

Save Your Footage From Being Formatted

This tip is great for filmmakers! If you’ve just pulled out a full memory card out of the camera, place a strip of  gaff tape on it to prevent it from going back into the camera. Keep that card taped until you’re done with the footage. If you put the card inside a case, use some more to tape the case shut. This is an easy way to help you keep track of all your cards. You can even use different colors to organize!

Fix Your Dance Shoes

Tape dancing shoes

If you’re a dancer, you know the struggle is real with slippery floors! A great temporary fix is to use some premium grade gaffer tape on the soles of it. It works great and the best part is, it won’t leave a sticky residue on the shoe when removed!

Cover Your Built-In Laptop Camera

Avoid any embarrassing moments by taping over the camera on your laptop with a little bit of gaffer tape! If you work at a lot of events, this will prevent you accidentally streaming your face to a hotel conference while trying to fix an issue on the computer. Also, the gaffer tape won’t hurt the screen or leave any residue behind!

Cover Up The LED Light That Is Disturbing Your Sleep

Disturbing Sleep LED

Genius! When you wake up in the morning after a restful sleep, you won’t find any residue left behind.

Gaffer Tape On The Go

Gaffer Tape FOB

Now that you’re aware of a few of the many ways in which gaffer tape could temporarily come in handy, make sure you have some available at all times! Wrap a bunch of it around an old gift card or hotel room key so that it’s in your pocket at all times. Alternatively, you can even get yourself some awesome micro gaffer tape rolls!

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