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  • #3717703
    matthew k
    Moderator

    @matthewkphx

    I just purchased Leukotape from Amazon and was surprised to see that it came with a ~2mm zigzag cut edge. I’m guessing this makes it easier to rip by hand in a PT scenario but I’m concerned this will cause it to roll off, particularly when (carefully) pulling socks over it.

    Can anyone give me a source or link for Leukotape with a smooth, straight edge that you have purchased from recently?

    #3717732
    John B
    BPL Member

    @jnb0216

    Locale: western Colorado

    Matthew,

    purchased smooth edged leukotape recently thru garage grown gear.  https://www.garagegrowngear.com/products/leukotape?variant=39322822738107

    #3717793
    matthew k
    Moderator

    @matthewkphx

    Thanks, John! Ordered.

    #3717812
    Marcus
    BPL Member

    @mcimes

    Also all pharmacies around me have the 3m brand stuff with the smooth edge (same as leukotape)

    CVS, Wallgreens, Rite Aid all have it in california

    #3717831
    Eric Blanche
    BPL Member

    @eblanche

    Locale: Northeast US

    Marcus, Care to elaborate? What exact 3m product is this? I’ve always only known to find this via amazon and would love to maybe find it via local sources for through hiking purposes.

     

    Also, to further this thread, does anyone have a source for finding leukotape with a material backing so that it can be cut into strips without loosing adhesion? I had an amazon link about two years ago but have yet to recover it.

    #3717849
    Chris FormyDuval
    BPL Member

    @chform

    Locale: RTP
    #3717850
    bradmacmt
    BPL Member

    @bradmacmt

    Locale: montana

    Matthew, I like ordering from https://www.litesmith.com/leukotape-p-blister-prevention-tape/ – you can get the standard 15 yard, or mini 1/2 yard rolls.

    #3717851
    matthew k
    Moderator

    @matthewkphx

    Eric, I like to lay it down on long sheets of silicone release paper that come from signmaker’s vinyl. If you happen to know someone who has a vinyl plotter or have a sign shop near by they will discard tons of the paper on a daily basis – just walk in and ask for some. They will think you are weird but they will give it to you.

    #3717852
    Jerry Adams
    BPL Member

    @retiredjerry

    Locale: Oregon and Washington

    or you can put the leukotape on parchment paper – silicone coated paper for baking

    it just barely sticks well enough to stay on

    I’ve removed the leukotape from the parchment paper and put it on my foot and it’s stayed on my feet for days

    #3717857
    Marcus
    BPL Member

    @mcimes

    I think this is more of less the same. Maybe someone else can confirm.

     

    3m Nexcare line is great

     

    https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/nexcare-absolute-waterproof-wide-tape-1.5-x-180-inches/ID=prod4071160-product

    #3717868
    SIMULACRA
    BPL Member

    @simulacra

    Locale: Puget Sound

    I’ve always put mine on waxed baking paper. I believe that’s the same as parchment paper? Mines clear’ish opaque. Yes, what Jerry said

    #3717886
    Ray J
    BPL Member

    @rhjanes

    I ordered a 3-pack off Amazon in January.  It’s straight cut on the edge.  Have to tear off the piece you want.

    #3717888
    Brad Rogers
    BPL Member

    @mocs123

    Locale: Southeast Tennessee

    It doesn’t work on standard Wax Paper.  I tried that one time and it stuck to the paper too well and I couldn’t get it released.

    #3717893
    Jerry Adams
    BPL Member

    @retiredjerry

    Locale: Oregon and Washington

    wax paper is paper with wax on it

    parchment paper is paper with silicone on it

    I think I tried wax paper which didn’t work, but parchment paper did work

    #3717915
    J R
    BPL Member

    @jringeorgia

    What also works well is the backing paper for peel-off stickers.

    #3718238
    matthew k
    Moderator

    @matthewkphx


    Bummer. The tape from GGG has the ruffled edge as well. I think I’ll email Litesmith next.

    #3718245
    matthew k
    Moderator

    @matthewkphx

    Quick response from Litesmith indicates they have the zigzag edge too. It looks like the manufacturer has changed the product.

    #3718281
    SIMULACRA
    BPL Member

    @simulacra

    Locale: Puget Sound

    Sorry to hear the wax paper didn’t work for you guys. Has always worked just fine for me. When I stick each piece onto a full sheet and cut into individual strips, I’ll leave a bit of exposed paper on each side (except for the very ends) just to make it easier to grab and pull off. I’ll try the parchment paper just for perspective though, thanks Jerry.

    @ mathew k

    One idea for the time being is to trim the jagged edges once put onto wax/parchment/sticker paper. Not ideal, I admit

    #3718304
    matthew k
    Moderator

    @matthewkphx

    Yeah trimming it with an blade along a straight edge was my thought too but I ended up with lots of exposed threads. Any way you do it you end up with a messy edge that seems prone to rubbing off. It’s definitely making me rethink my choice of tapes.

    I do carry Tegaderm and KT in my FAK. I haven’t had good luck with KT on hotspots but maybe Tegaderm will work, it’s very sticky.

    #3718358
    J R
    BPL Member

    @jringeorgia

    Is all this angst warranted? I see there is concern that the zigzag edges could be more prone to rolling up, but has anyone actually tried it with this new cut? I’m not seeing anyone in this thread say it’s actually happening. Leukotape sticks very well to skin, maybe this isn’t a problem.

    #3718360
    bradmacmt
    BPL Member

    @bradmacmt

    Locale: montana

    Is all this angst warranted?


    @JR
    … where in the world would BPL be without angst? I’m not even sure it would exist!  :)

    #3718361
    matthew k
    Moderator

    @matthewkphx

    I stuck it to my foot, rubbed it down for a minute with the liner to adhere it then tried rolling and it came right up.

    my angst is warranted! lol

    #3718362
    matthew k
    Moderator

    @matthewkphx

    And before anyone says it doesn’t come on a liner let me point out that I transferred mine to a liner because I’m cool like that.

    #3718904
    Brian F
    BPL Member

    @brian4d

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