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Old 03-26-2017   #1
boulder, Colorado
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Waterproof Label suggestions

I have purchased labels for my kids so they don't lose stuff at school and camp. Usually I can find them with a cool design that look professional.

Has anyone had luck with long lasting waterproof durable sticker labels to put on your oars and other gear. I 'd like to order some so in the event of a big flip people would know how to return my gear should they want to bolster their river karma. Thx!

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Old 03-27-2017   #2
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I would be interested in this as well for first aid kit supplies, and repair kit supplies. The paper labels just fade and break down over time... I am thinking of using a paper label, with clear packing tape over it to waterproof (somewhat)...
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Old 03-27-2017   #3
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I have an old Brother label maker that I've been using since the late 90's. It's a cheap, no frills model that I bought for less than $25. I use their "extra strength tape" for stuff like this.

This tape is not indestructible but it is waterproof, doesn't fade and, as long as you clean the surface before putting the sticker on, doesn't peel off. The labels I put on my oars, etc have been on there for 3+ years.

Another thing that helps prevent the labels (or any type of sticker) from peeling off, is rounding the corners. For that, one of these makes the job extremely easy and fast.
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Old 03-27-2017   #4
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Packing tape over regular printer paper has worked pretty good for me. I have an ammo can labeled this way that has lasted about 40 river days so far.
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Old 03-27-2017   #5
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I spread some fly Rod epoxy over the labels on ammo cans, solid boxes with good success. The peeling or failure seemed more a function of flexibility more than anything.
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Old 03-28-2017   #6
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Amazing how many folks don't appreciate rounding corners when laying down a patch... not on topic, but in general, rounding corners is always a good idea except when driving...
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Old 03-28-2017   #7
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These have worked for me...water bottles, oars, and everything between.

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Old 03-28-2017   #8
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Cut a specific design out of card stock and then spray paint it onto everything. Even your paint color should be unique in your group. If you ever lose something it will find its way home.

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Old 03-28-2017   #9
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DENACHUCK - that's what I was looking for. Thanks!
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