The things you can do with duck tape ( I always thought it was duct tape).

@writersedge (22579)
United States
February 13, 2010 7:59am CST
All I've ever done with it is emergency repair to hoses, car, washing machine, etc. Some comedians and such have spoken about making wallets or repairing boots, etc. But I haven't done that. Now I read there is a contest, young people make a prom outfit out of duck tape to compete and win scholarships. I didn't know that the tape now comes in a bunch of colors now. So what have you done with duck/duct tape?
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• United States
13 Feb 10
I never heard of that. L.O.L. A scholarship for duct tape? What will they think of next? I don't know but I think it Duct Tape. I only use it if I am packing boxes to move it holds quite well the boxes together.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
16 Feb 10
I bet it does work great for moving boxes. Never thought of it for that. Yup, it is duct tape, the brand with the scholarship is called Duck tape brand duct tape. The past year's scholarship winners had some neat outfit for their proms. If you go on the duckbrand site, it's amazing.
@MrKennedy (1994)
13 Feb 10
Duck tape (or sellotape as it is more commonly known here in Britain) is a wonderful creation It can do so much, and is so useful. The possibilities that a single reel of duck tape holds is nearly endless
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
16 Feb 10
So it's called sello tape instead of duct tape there, neat. It turns out that Duck is just a brand of duct tape.
• United States
13 Feb 10
It is ducT tape unless it is made by the DucK company... I think. I had a friend in high school who made a dress out of duct tape for her final project in her fashion design class. The teacher must have thought it was pretty good because they put it on display at her graduation ceremony. Now they have all kinds of colored tapes that you could make lots of different things out of... red, yellow, purple, green... chrome!
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
16 Feb 10
You're right. The duck brand company is having a prom scholarship contest. So if you know anyone in need of a prom outfit and a scholarship, you can put three w's in front of duckbrand.com and look under promotions or search scholarships while there. That must have been an excellent dress to be on display at her graduation ceremony. Some of the past winners on the website for duck brand have some pretty wild outfits with the colored tapes. It's fun to go look at even if you're not into the scholarship aspect of it. Thanks and take care.
@phoenix8606 (4978)
13 Feb 10
hi! in order to answer you, i first must ask you, what exactly is the duck/duct tape, because i have never heard that word before? i've tried to search it into the dictionary, but i've found nothing. SO will be very happy if you explain it to me
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@GardenGerty (98250)
• United States
13 Feb 10
I have heard it is good to remove warts with. In fact the instructions I read said to cut little pieces just big enough to cover the wart, and it will shrink them.I have seen wallets covered with duct tape. When the going gets tough, the tough get duct tape. I think the silvery gray has a different consistency or durability than the colored. For most things, I still prefer it. I have seen people roll it up into balls, just for the fun of it.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
16 Feb 10
I think I've heard that if you deprive warts of air, they die. So if that's true, duct tape would work well for that.The rest sounds interesting. I don't think I would use it to make a ball unless I was going to play ball. Thanks for dropping by and commenting. Take care.
• United States
13 Feb 10
I know this lady online who sells the duct tape purses. You could type it in and search it. I ues this tape to line my beach bags made out of koolaid pouches. The colors are great as well they just cost too much.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
13 Feb 10
That sounds really cool! I did go and look at your purses before. Meanwhile, I'm trying to find something I can make out of my husband's snack sunchips bags.
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13 Feb 10
I have always kept a roll of the stuff handy in the house, and have used it to make repairs to loads of things. Recently I had to use the tape to fix a wing mirror onto my car until I could get it to the garage for repairs. I have used tape to fix a leaky pipe, and also found the tape very handy to have when repairing a hole in a tent. It's wonderful stuff :-D
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
13 Feb 10
I would think tent repair would be way better than all that junk they give you to repair tents that requires lots of coordination and never sticks. Hadn't thought of that, thanks and take care.
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
18 Feb 10
It is duct tape! Though I think there is a brand with a duck on the label.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
21 Feb 10
Yes, it was explained in response #3. Duck tape is a brand name. They're the ones having the contest I described.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
23 Feb 10
Didn't view the whole thing; haven't gotten used to that feature in the email notifications.
@ElicBxn (60834)
• United States
15 Feb 10
it used to be duct tape... the prom dress has been done, a lot
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
16 Feb 10
Well, it's going to be done a lot more, judging by the contest. $28,000 in scholarships, I think it said. It still is Duct Tape, it's just that Duck Tape is the brand I kept seeing and apparently they're the ones who are having the contest.
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@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
14 Feb 10
well i have actually checked out a book from the library on doing different crafts with duck tape and you can make furniture and bags and just about anything with the tape! you can get coloured tape at Walmart and Michaels! blue is my fav!
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
16 Feb 10
Wow! What's the name of this book? I'd like to see if I can find it around town.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
13 Feb 10
LOL...great discussion. There are a lot of uses for duck tape. Whoever came up with that really done the world a favor..lol..I have used duck tape to tape plastic over windows, fix wires, and trim my paint. I can't think of all the uses it must have.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
16 Feb 10
Yeah, duct tape (duck brand it turns out) is really cool stuff. I'd be careful with electrical wires, but everything else, great stuff!
@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
13 Feb 10
I am a little hesitant to chime in here! There was this same discussion about two weeks ago...!! I just went and checked my roll of both (new rolls) of tape...one brilliant blue and one standard GREY....and both of them have written on them..DUCT TAPE...soooo maybe in Canada only, it is "Duct Tape." This was also a hour long discussion on Dr. Oz...and I dually noted, great for removing warts..as they need oxygen to live and when completely covered with duct tape, die! Cheers!
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
13 Feb 10
When I put it in, nothing else came up. Maybe it will get deleted. I'm getting discouraged, seems nothing I think up goes as a discussion any more. Any way, Duck Brand is a company that makes duct tape. So it is duct tape. One of the responders above clarified. Did the other person talk about the scholarships and the contest for making prom outfits? I was hoping I could help someone on Mylot go to college.
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