I don’t know if its a sign of my advancing years but I am sure that the Gaffa Tape of 30 years ago was an awful lot better than even the well known brand(s) that are sold in the UK these days. It seems that within six months, often less, of application the UV has got to it and its hanging off, leaving a hard to remove sticky mess (but that’s another story).
T-Rex ‘ferociously strong tape’ with its aggressive double-thick adhesive, heavy weight cloth and durable skin works longer and holds stronger. As they say on the packet T-Rex tape has 4X the staying power, its 3X stronger and its 2X the bite of standard duct tapes. I used the sample the importers sent be to make a temporary repair on a temporary hatch cover nine months ago and its still going strong whilst the standard duct tape has failed on a number of occasions! Use T-Rex tape for repairs to canopy windows, for cover repairs, temporary sail repairs, damage control should you hole your boat above the waterline, use it to seal leaking windows, the uses for this tape are endless!
As for the ‘other story’, if you are faced with a sticky residue the product that we use to clear up the mess is 3M citrus cleaner, it’s never let us down yet!