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The Adhesive Tape Specialists

Husky Tape is an Australian owned company established in 1971. We import and export a comprehensive range of self adhesive tapes,
from packaging to construction tapes and everything in between. We also provide a range of specialist services such as:
slitting, die cutting, laminating, rewinding and custom labelled products.


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09
October
2015

Husky 1200 Masking Tape goes surfing.

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Masking tapes can be used in thousands of places and in almost every industry.
I recently had the opportunity of watching a craftsman in action, using our 1200 masking tape in the manufacture of a surfboard. There was a lot more to it than I realised.

 

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     After selecting a suitable foam blank, there are a 
     number of important steps before you hit the water.

     From power planers to sanding blocks, respirators to 
     rubber gloves, and of course, some Husky masking
     tape, and we are ready to get started.   
 

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     A template is used to mark out the shape of the board.
     The shape is then cut out with a hand saw.

    

 

    
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     The blank surfboard is then shaped using various hand
     tools, starting with a power planer, and then on to 
     selected rasps, planes and sanding blocks.

 

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     Final shaping and smoothing of the foam is done
     using selected gauze grades.

     Designs and artwork are added at this stage.
  

 

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     Darren then taped up and masked the deck,
     using Husky tape of course, ready for laminating
     with traditional surboard cloth and resins.

     A razor blade is used to cut the resin to the tape line.

 

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     Once laminating of the board, both top and bottom
     is completed, a new tape line is put around the edge of
     the board, and resin is brushed up to the edge and left
     to cure. The tape is then removed.
     The surfboard is then professionally sanded by Darren
     to achieve the grade of finish required.


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     Darren Burge is a traditional surfboard shaper and
     glasser from the NSW Central Coast. 
     He learned his craft with some of the industry's finest,
     and is shaper to one of Australia's best known surfers,
     Nat Young.

     Darren's label dburge Surfboards has had many
     successes, in both world competition surfing 
     and recreational surfing alike.

     Darren is passionate about his product and always
     selects Husky for his taping needs.

 

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