Got a fertile imagination? If so, you should be able to come up with an almost limitless number of uses for Motion Pro’s Nitro Tape (part #11-0084; $9.99 per 10-ft. roll). This silicone tape is self-fusing, which means it tenaciously adheres to itself without any adhesive whatsoever, yet it sticks to nothing else and leaves no gummy residue when removed. When properly installed, it provides as much as 950 psi of tensile strength, resists oil, gasoline, water, coolant and most corrosive chemicals, insulates electrically up to 8000 volts per layer and is heat-resistant from minus 65 to plus 500 degrees Fahrenheit. So, it can be used for all kinds of repair jobs such as patching a split radiator or fuel hose, sealing electrical connections, tidying up wiring harnesses, fabricating an emergency O-ring or securing a loose headlight or taillight lens—and that’s just on a motorcycle. On your car, in your garage or around your home, there are literally hundreds of possible uses—sealing a cracked vacuum-cleaner hose, fixing a leaky water line or garden hose, bundling stereo or computer wires, fabricating a secure grip on a steering wheel, baseball bat or tennis racquet, even using it to temporarily stop the bleeding on minor finger cuts when a Band-Aid isn’t readily available.
I don’t mean for this to sound like a commercial for Nitro Tape, but I have used it in quite a few situations and know that it works exactly as advertised. I even temporarily spliced together the top-end breather hose on my Husqvarna dirtbike when the hose split during a ride.
That may be the best use for this product: carrying it along in a fanny pack or toolbag for emergency repairs when you’re on the road or trail. It’s ten bucks’ worth of security that just may get you back home on your own instead of in a truck or on a trailer.