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Old 10-21-2013, 05:28 PM   #1
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Duct tape Ok to protect new Americast tub?

I went through an epic saga to get an Americast tub delivered that wasn't scratched at the factory (assuming it was at the factory, several tubs came with deep scratches near the drain—shipping box was undamaged).

After watching installer vids from pro contractors on youtube, I noticed one guy taped the top of the apron and all horizontal surfaces, then taped plastic on the inside with a whole cut out for access to the drain holes, overlapping the tape on the top to protect from scratches during install and tiling—couldn't tell what kind of tape he used. Even after thouroghly washing off the protective grease coating the tubs come with, painter's tape barely stuck, so I switched to duct tape. It sticks pretty good, and will be taped for another 3 days until the contractor is ready to install. I plan to heat the tape a little with a hairdryer just to be safe when I take it off.

This maybe a question no one knows, but do you think duct tape is OK to protect the surface of a porcelain enamel tub? It comes with stickers on it, so I can't imagine the adhesive would pull off anything when removed, but I was wondering about possible chemical properties of duct tape adhesive that may make my efforts to protect from scratching a bad idea (adhesive too acid, to alkaline, etc).

Anyone know a reason why I should get the duct tape off because of possible damage to the porcelain enamel surface?

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