Make Your Duct Tape Better.

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Introduction: Make Your Duct Tape Better.

Not possible? It is.
Read on.
Ok, so I love duct tape. Who doesn't? Anyway, I am always needing it and never having it. I mean, a roll of duct tape is impractical to carry around and since I don't have a car to stash it in I end up not carrying it at all.
How do I fix this, I thought to myself. then I remembered what a friend of mine used to do way back when I lived in Colorado. I could flatten it!
Like I said, this is not my original Idea but I didn't see it on Instructables so I thought I'd post it. this should only take you 10 minutes or so plus drying time.

Step 1: What You Need.

What you'll need is:
1 roll of duct tape (it works better if you use a small roll or a half roll.),
A bowl of water,
And somewhere to let it dry.

Step 2: Soak It.

This step is super simple, I don't think you need a picture.
Put the tape in the water.
It's that easy.
Now, let it sit there for a few minutes so the cardboard gets soaked all the way through.

Step 3: Flatten It!

Now, this too is not that hard.
Flatten it.
Wow, that was easy.

Step 4: Just for Fun

And just for kicks I put it in a vice and made it very flat.
Don't squish your fingers now...

Step 5: Use It!

Now you're done.
I keep this in my pocket and use it all the time.
Much easier to carry around now that it's flat. :-P
This was my first instructable, let me know what I can do to make a better one!

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Is there anything that duct tape WILL NOT stick to? (serious question, not a statement of duct tape's incredible adhesion)

duct tape sticks to itself very well. if yours doesn't it must be some cheap ass tape.

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I mean sticking tighter than it does on the roll, just to permanently glue the end down.

Blue: It will not stick to the BACK of itself, otherwise how do you get it off the roll?

it WILL stick to the back of itself, otherwise how is it ON the roll?

It sticks to the front of itself very well, but front to back it does not stick as well. YES it does stick, but not to the point that it will not come off.

ya... i was just kidding... but it doesnt stick to fire... fire sticks to it!!!

Sounds like a bad Chuck Norris joke. >__