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    After I peel back the cloth tape on a humbucker to slide a magnet out & another back in, what do I have to do to re-attach the cloth tape around the coil? I know I'm not removing it, just kind of pushing the tape back a bit. Do I need some kind of adhesive to re-attach it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9fingers View Post
    After I peel back the cloth tape on a humbucker to slide a magnet out & another back in, what do I have to do to re-attach the cloth tape around the coil? I know I'm not removing it, just kind of pushing the tape back a bit. Do I need some kind of adhesive to re-attach it?
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    A hearty second for spray adhesive. You don't need to do a lot of the ribbon just one end to close the wrap.

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    *shrug* I never needed to add any extra adhesive. I just peel it back slowly/carefully so it doesn't rip off all the stickiness from the tape itself.
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    Yeah, if it don't stick anymore I don't use it, coils are already taped themselves, the extra tape is mainly for looks. Stew Mac sells rolls of it if you gotta have it.

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    on mine, I just pushed it to one side
    then used a very small screwdriver to flick it back in place
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    Quote Originally Posted by ConvoysToNothingness View Post
    *shrug* I never needed to add any extra adhesive. I just peel it back slowly/carefully so it doesn't rip off all the stickiness from the tape itself.
    +1. There's always been enough stickiness left on the tape, however, almost all my PU's have covers, so there's no way for the tape to come off once the cover is on.
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    I just put it back on. There is usually plenty of stick left on for the tape to stay in place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarDoc View Post
    I just put it back on. There is usually plenty of stick left on for the tape to stay in place.
    "Normally" I don't use glue,but the one or two times that I did,was because the tape just didn't want to cooperate! Melted wax works also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STRATDELUXER97 View Post
    "Normally" I don't use glue,but the one or two times that I did,was because the tape just didn't want to cooperate! Melted wax works also.
    Wax is usually why tape won't stick, so melting it is a good way to keep the tape back on.
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    Default Re: Re-attach cloth tape after mag swap?

    taking a clue from what some have said about a hair dryer or heat gun, I warm up the tape a bit with a hair dryer so that the adhesive is a bit easier to release. and since some suggest to use some heat to warm up the wax a bit when done, I take the opportunity to warm up the tape again to work it back as close to original as possible. not saying it's perfect, but it's something that works a little better for me.

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