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batwomen 11-24-2008 02:21 PM

window shrink film
Thanks for thelpful comments in deterring my drafty windows and the shrink film I am having problems peeling the liner off the double sided tape. Anyone got suggestions for me? Are their any other tapes that would be easier and just as effective?. Can one use a good quality tape and apply over the plastic? It needs to be easy as I have a vision impairment. Carolyn

Blondesense 11-25-2008 10:03 AM

I just installed some of that stuff and had the same problem. I found peeling the tape back before putting the last few inches in place was the easiest for me. With about six inches left to install, try putting the last half inch on one fingertip, peel back the paper, carefully put it in place and fold back the last inch of paper. Folding back a bit of it will make it easier to find once you are ready to remove it.
You can press it on firmly when you put the plastic on.

FWIW, I have aluminum windows and had trouble last year until I figured out warming them with the hairdryer helps the tape stick better.

majakdragon 11-25-2008 10:20 AM

In the past, I have found that some of the tape has probably gotten damp and it caused a problem like you describe. It can also cause problems when removing the tape in the Spring.

bonniec 12-07-2008 09:07 AM

I can't separate the tape either. Any suggestions?

EscarHolmez 12-24-2008 10:54 PM

1. Clean the surfaces to be taped. I use water with some Spic and Span detergent, dry, rub with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol on a cotton rag, dry again.
2. Apply the tape & liner to your wall or window casing.
3. Run a finger or other object over the liner to ensure good adhesion. If the tape is on a cold surface, application of heat from a blow dryer can help.
4. Using a sharp object like the tip of a utility knife, pick at the corner end of the tape. Once you have a corner up, the liner should peel off easily.

If the tape comes up with the liner, the adhesion is not good enough.

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