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Duct Tape Bandages Answered

I thought this was cool, duct tape bandages!
3M Duct Tape Bandages

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westfw

12 years ago

I bought a package at the local OSH. I had to. Not only am I an engineer, but last spring my daughter was in a musical that included a song titled "Duct Tape." "Duct tape, we Love you Duct Tape. We will be true to you, forever..." As far as I can tell, they're merely Duct-tape colored, and about the same price as other "brand name" bandages of similar size.

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Patrick Pendingwestfw

Reply 12 years ago

"Duct tape, we Love you Duct Tape. We will be true to you, forever..." - listenening to that would bring a tear to the eye of even the most hardened of engineers. I for one, would be blubbing;-) Pat. Pending

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westfwPatrick Pending

Reply 12 years ago

It was actually theater-oriented (tech crew) rather than engineering. But it was still pretty cool.

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NachoMahmawestfw

Reply 12 years ago

. It appears that the 3M bandages are the real thing. From their site: Nexcare™ Duct Tape Bandages are made of real duct tape with medical grade adhesive.

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westfw

12 years ago

Here's a picture. "It's real duct tape", except the adhesive is different and we poked a bunch of airholes in it. OK. It's a pretty nice size; larger than found in the average assortment, and smaller than the "extra large" brands.

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Goodhart

12 years ago

Use "100 mph" duct tape and you could have near permanent bandages lol

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trebuchet03

12 years ago

Ha, this is a perfect example where industry adapts to what's done in trade :p A strip of duct tape and a folded paper towel (toilet paper?) makes a quick bandage. At least it keeps it clean :) Super glue works well too :)

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gmoontrebuchet03

Reply 12 years ago

If you rip a 'flapper' (think flap of skin) while climbing, the super glue trick works well. I've done it once or twice.

One small thing though--I was always told the formulation of 'Krazy Glue' is the most, well, 'human friendly.' Easy to remember--Krazy is good.... ;-)

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jnlvngstntrebuchet03

Reply 12 years ago

I can't see buying the ducttape bandages. But I've madethem plenty of times. When I'm either too dirty to go in the house, too far from the house, or just plain lazy and it's something that doesn't require stitches I've used paper towels and duct tape plenty of times. Toilet paper doesn't work well as it leaves lint or sticks to the wound. Course, when I do get into the house and clean the cut or scrape up, then I usually cover it with a layer of superglue. That way it stays dry and clean.

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NachoMahma

12 years ago

. When I first saw the post, I figured this was going to be a link to some humor site (3 Me Store?) with a pic of a Redneck in a duct tape body cast or something similar. Surprise! It's a real product at 3M's E-store! . Now, what I want to know is "Why?" I can't see any advantage to duct tape bandages (other than a certain Redneck chic) that would make the things worth 0.25$US + S&H each. . I interpret "with medical grade adhesive" to mean it uses the same stickum as "regular" bandages. Or is it a sterile form of duct tape goo (which _might_ be worth the money)?

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acer73NachoMahma

Reply 12 years ago

The adhisive would just be sterilized otherwise there would be no reason to get duct tape

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Patrick Pending

12 years ago

I make these for my daughter when she wants to play doctors. I cut off a length of duct tape, lay a strip of paper down the center, stick that to baking paper, and then cut them into plaster size strips. She then peels off the backing and sticks them on her dollies, teddies and me.

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KitemanPatrick Pending

Reply 12 years ago

Quick, do an Instruactable - How to make play-bandages for your dolly hospital.