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ahopkinsVTX

Wrapping Tower

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ahopkinsVTX

For those of you that have wrapped the tower in plastic wrap for long road trips, where did you buy the wrap? We have a 5 hour drive on Saturday and then later next week and I want to wrap it. Was thinking of picking this wrap up from Home Depot. I assume 1000' is enough for two trips but wanted to ask.

Also, do you use tape every so feet to add some extra strength?

TIA!

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Infinitysurf
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I bought mine at Sams Club since its 18" wide. I did add some blue painters tape in a couple areas but also overlap about 6" which is why I wanted the 18" wide stuff. 

Still gotta keep an eye on it, wind will want to shred or unravel it at times.

The thing that annoyed me the most was cleaning 1000 bugs off the board racks and since then I had covers made, now I dont wrap the tower, I just put a fresh coat of wax on it since speakers and racks have covers. With the wax on tower, bugs wipe off pretty easy if you do it when you arrive

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surfdude

Tower likes to unravel, so I would use tape. If I tow with my cover on, I wrap the boat, before I put the cover on. Couple of wraps around the boat. And I’ve never seen any gel coat scuffing. Got mine at ace, has lasted for at least 5 trips. I think the roll was about 26$

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Idaorr

I use the 20” x 1000’ roll from Home Depot when ever I put the cover on to tow. Two wraps a couple inches below the rub rail and no gel coat issues so far. Never have wrapped the tower, but probably worth it if bugs are a big problem. Wrap it tight and a little tape here and there would definitely help.

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ahopkinsVTX

@NWBU is that just painters tape on the tower? The next debate I was having in my head was what tape to use :lol:

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NWBU
2 hours ago, ahopkinsVTX said:

@NWBU is that just painters tape on the tower? The next debate I was having in my head was what tape to use :lol:

Yeah, painters tape works fine.

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ahopkinsVTX
44 minutes ago, NWBU said:

Yeah, painters tape works fine.

Sweet, will make taking it off a lot easier too. I was going to use Gorilla tape!

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ahopkinsVTX
On 8/14/2019 at 1:40 AM, NWBU said:

Like this:

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How many layers before you taped did you wrap your bimini/tower?

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NWBU
57 minutes ago, ahopkinsVTX said:

How many layers before you taped did you wrap your bimini/tower?

I'm guessing that's 2 layers. This example was my boat partner's work, which is one more reason we continue to have a good boating relationship.

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mackie12

I also wrap my boat/tower for longer trips, four wraps around boat and three on tower, never had it come loose yet!

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Packrat

I used transport wrap it’s the stuff used on new cars hood doors etc when they are shipped. Also use painters tape as others have suggested. I also use a rockgard for long trips.

http://transportwrap.com/

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