LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape Directions
1.) Wrap LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape around project by stretching and overlapping onto itself. Stretch at least double to ensure a good bond; for high pressure leaks stretch to maximum amount. The tighter LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape is wrapped, the quicker and stronger the bond.
2.) Continue wrapping LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape around project by overlapping 50% onto itself so that ½ the width is covered with the next wrap. The first and last wrap should completely overlap onto the previous wrap for a complete bond. Additional layers may be necessary, and the same process should be used over the previous layers. LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape works on either side.
3.) Repositioning LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape is only appropriate in the first few seconds after wrapping. Attempting to reposition LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape after 1 minute or longer is not recommended. LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape is not reusable; however, additional LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape can be applied over project at any time in the future.
For high pressure leaks, additional wrapping may be required. Most hose repairs can be repaired with 3-5 layers in thickness, and wrapping 3 to 5 inches in each direction away from the leak; however, additional strength can be added simply by wrapping more LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape.
LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape has essentially a “maximum” stretch. It is important to stretch LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape to its maximum to avoid having the leak create a bubble.
For electrical wiring, it is not necessary to stretch tightly. In fact, it will be more resilient to abrasion when it is not stretched as tightly.
This product is provided without warranty, either expressed or implied, of fitness for a specific purpose. Because conditions and methods of use are beyond the manufacturer’s control, neither manufacturer nor seller will assume any responsibility for the use or misuse of this product. This includes, but is not limited to, any consequential damages
LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape FaQ’s
Q: How does LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape work?
A: LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape is a self-fusing tape. Ingredients in the silicone cause it to permanently bond to itself when stretched or forced together.
Q: How long does it take LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape to fuse together?
A: The tighter you stretch LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape, the quicker it bonds. In most cases, LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape bonds in just seconds and takes just a minute or two to become permanent..
Q: What is the shelf life? How do I store LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape?
A: For the longest shelf life, it should be kept at room temperature and away from direct light or heat. However, these factors only slightly alter the shelf life. Even when stored improperly, LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape should last for many years.
Q: How much LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape should I use?
A: When overlapping LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape by one-half as directed, you will automatically be left with a “double wrap.” This is sufficient for most weatherproofing applications such as electrical wiring. However, when sealing leaks, the more you use, the stronger the seal will be. Typically 3 to 5 layers thick and 3 to 5 inches to both sides of a damaged hose should repair most leaks. Additional layers may be necessary.
Q: Does the surface of my project have to be clean?
A: No. LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape does not stick to the surface of a project, and therefore it does not matter whether the surface is clean or dirty. As long as you can overlap LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape onto itself, it will work, even if the surface is wet, dirty, or oily. You should avoid getting dirt or oil between the layers, however, as this will interfere with the bonding surface.
Q: How can I remove LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape?
A: LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape can be cut with a utility knife or scissors, and will never leave any sticky residue behind like traditional adhesive tapes because there’s no adhesive!
Q: How long will a repair made with LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape last?
A: There are no guarantees how long a repair will last. There are many factors which contribute to a proper repair, including but not limited to the surface, the environment, the quantity of tape used, and the amount of tension LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape is stretched to. Because conditions and methods of use are beyond the manufacturer’s control, neither manufacturer nor seller will assume any responsibility for the use or misuse of this product. LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape is not designed to be a permanent repair; however, many of our customers have reported that they have made long-lasting permanent repairs.
Q: What is the difference between LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape and other silicone tapes?
A: LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape is the highest quality available on the market today. Only the purest and highest quality ingredients are used. The quality is immediately observable by the amazingly fast fusing time, strength and durability.
Q: Can I get LEAK MATE X-TREME Tape in different widths, thicknesses or colours?
A: Yes, but for commercial quantities only. Each order is custom made. Please call us to discuss your company’s needs.