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3 months solar UV vs self fusing tape

Applied “Sealwrap” self fusing tape on outdoor antenna in March without electrical tape, and it is showing signs of UV damage. Adding electrical tape now.

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I use the Duck brand Wrap-Fix and I’ve never had it degrade over several years of direct sunlight.

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They said UV resistant but there must not be a clear definition. Duck wrap has a lot higher temperature limit.

Sealwrap 1 x 15 x 30 mil tape "works from -55 to 176 F and is UV resistant

Duck® Wrap-Fix® UV, chemical and water-resistant for uses ranging from -80 to 500 degrees Fahrenheit

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In the instructions of the self-fusing tape they recommend adding the PVC black tape on top of it. 3M gives even the part numbers.

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