As requested by ob1coby - I'm moving this discussion back to the board
Your solution made me think about maybe using 3m clear bra material like they use on cars. Maybe not for the frame but it would seem it would work great for the dryboxes. I'm sure there is a significant cost difference between a roll of tape and the 3m material but I wonder if it holds up better.
So each year (at the end) you peel the tape off and clean it with goof off? I assume you don't apply the new tape until the beginning of next season?
Thats funny, I used strips of 3M clear bra on first frame 3 years ago. It still only lasted one season and was MUCH more expensive. It is tuff stuff but it's not designed for constant contact and abrasion. So.. if it is only going to last one season I'll save some moeny.
The last two years I removed the old, and applied the new in the spring before my first trip of the season. I took a good day.
This is great info!
You said it took a good day...for just the frame or for everything? And I assume you cleaned everything off - that was probably the lions share of the time?
A few more questions:
- Single layer non-overlapping of tape?
- Did you tape the entire bottom of the frame or just the places (fittings) that typically really rub against the rubber?
- Did you find that the frame tape wore more than that on the drybox?