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#1 of 11 Mike Breeden

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Posted April 02 2003 - 07:06 AM

Question: Where can you buy Blu Tak? I tried Home Depot and a couple other Hardware stores but nothing. Some posted about Fun-Tac but I was unable to find that either. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 of 11 Marc H

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Posted April 02 2003 - 07:29 AM

A stationary or office supply store?. I think the original intention was for posting notes.
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#3 of 11 greg baker

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Posted April 02 2003 - 07:54 AM

I found blue tak at crafts stores such as Michaels, Garden ridge. etc

#4 of 11 Alex F.

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Posted April 02 2003 - 08:41 AM

Audioadvisor.com for $10 a slab. Great stuff--have used it for years. Beside audio purposes (e.g., between speakers and their stands), it is also excellent for keeping wall-mounted framed photos and art from tilting.

#5 of 11 Mike Breeden

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Posted April 02 2003 - 08:52 AM

Thank you for your input. There are Michael's stores here. I will have to check there.

Thanks again

Mike

#6 of 11 Ronnie Ferrell

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Posted April 02 2003 - 09:04 AM

Alex F.- OUCH!! $10!


Get it at Staples. Item#: 334690

$1.97 for a 2-PAK

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#7 of 11 Bob Cal

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Posted April 02 2003 - 09:11 AM

I was wondering if it causes stains etc. I heard that you cannot clean off walls. Have to repaint.

#8 of 11 Ronnie Ferrell

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Posted April 02 2003 - 09:16 AM

My walls are painted with a satin washable paint, not flat. It does not leave a mark on them. Most walls it probably would leave a mark. As for speakers, it does get into the grain of my oak veneered speakers a little, but hey, its the bottom of the speaker. It comes right off of my shinny black lacquer stands without a trace.


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#9 of 11 Mike Fenech

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Posted April 02 2003 - 10:18 AM

The ol' Blu-Tak question never seem to go away, does it?

Someone would complain that high-end stores and mail order houses would sell actual Blu-Tak for $15-20 for a nice sized slab (about twice the amount of that Staples stuff shown above). And of course, someone would say they got a similar item at their local X store for less than $2, and call Blu-Tack another high-end ripoff scheme. And that person is casually reminded that Blu-Tak has a damping characteristic which most other adhesives don't have, and more importantly, will not leave an oil residue on a wood surface. And then the objectivists begin screaming for double-blind test white papers...and so on and so on...

#10 of 11 Ronnie Ferrell

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Posted April 02 2003 - 10:23 AM

Mike- It's your 15 to 20 bucks, I could care less how you spend it. Also the expensive stuff would still get in the grain of my oak speakers, its not a "stain" but an "open grian" issue...

QUOTE from original Bostik datasheet (the stuff sold in audio shops)

PRECAUTION
The adhesive properties of Blu Tack increase over time, so
take extra care when removing after a period of months. On
some surfaces Blu Tack can leave an oily mark but this can
often be removed using De-Solv-It Sticky Spots or Stain
Remover or lighter fluid. Before using these products,
recommend you test on a small inconspicuous area.



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#11 of 11 Bob-N

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Posted April 03 2003 - 04:55 AM

I had the same experiences with the "oil stain" on my walls when hanging posters as a kid. I ended up repainting the walls after I got through my poster phase.

The stuff they sell at Home Depot is called earthquake tak or something like that. It's off white in color in a cardboard sleeve. I've removed the speakers about three times from their stands and so far, hasn't stained my cherry veneer finished speakers (over one year).

Bob