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Old 12-15-2007, 10:41 AM
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I was just doing some painting today and I ran into the problem with a old roll of masking tape that won't come off of the roll in one piece. Years ago when I had the same problem for no reason that I can remember other then frustration I threw the roll in the microwave and zapped it and it was like new again. 30 seconds seems to be about right for a near full size roll.
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Old 12-15-2007, 10:48 AM
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Thats a great tip to know. I loose rolls and when they turn up they are in that shape. Usually I just throw it away.
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Old 12-15-2007, 10:59 AM
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Thanks digr- who'ddathunkit
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Old 12-15-2007, 11:14 AM
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Well, kiss my mass-kin' tape! All these years ......
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Old 12-15-2007, 11:30 AM
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Old 12-15-2007, 01:54 PM
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I went from being 18 and knowing it all, to 45 and knowing just enough to get through the day, ha, been using masking tape some 25 years at least, and I did not know that.
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Old 12-15-2007, 03:51 PM
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damn....just tossed a roll of strapping tape that was doing the same thing....but i can't get it back out ....i was so pissed at it i tossed it in the wood burner.....yeah i got a bit of a temper
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Old 12-16-2007, 12:18 AM
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One of the things I inherited from my dad was his old Popular Mechanics/Popular Science collection. There was a column called, "solving home problems." They recommended rolling an old roll of masking tape against a clothes iron to rejuvenate it.
I never tried it but, I think I like the microwave idea better. Thanks

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Old 12-16-2007, 03:58 AM
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Mom walks into the kitchen and see's little Billy standing on a chair looking into the window of the microwave and hollars, "Mom, the masking tape fell off his legs before the cat blew up!
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Old 12-16-2007, 12:29 PM
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Hiway , good thing I had sallowed my coffee before reading your post . :evil: Would have had to clean the monitor again . I heard that tip on Trucks or Horsepower a few years ago And have been using it .
Another use for the Microwave is to limber up old paper gaskets , Put them in a ziplock bag with a little water and zap them , time varies but this trick has saved me money on several occasions . Dan
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