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Uses for Magnetic Tape

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While most video, music, and computer backup tapes are rarely used any more, there are ways to repurpose this material. This guide contains uses for magnetic tapes.


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August 8, 2007

Adhere a strip of magnetic tape, which is sold at craft and hardware stores, to the rear of a metal dustpan to attract small objects such as nails, brads, or screws that find their way onto the floor.

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October 14, 2008

Do you have problems with a woodpecker rat-a-tat-tat-ing on the side of your house? Or birds in your garden eating up your tomatoes, or the big black birds taking over?

The film inside the videos or cassette tapes can be used to scare them away, for a while anyway. Cut the film into long lengths, 6 feet or so, and tie a knot at one end. Put the long streamer where it will blow in the breeze, and swoosh the birds fly away. The light flickers on this film, and it moves with the slightest breeze.

A friend paid a lot of money to an exterminator to stop a woodpecker from making holes in the side of her house. Well, the woodpecker was back again the next fall! She put several of those "pom-pom-shakers", that the kids have at football games on the side of her house. Used Duct tape to secure them.


The woodpecker has not returned this year. But the funny thing is, he moved to another house in the same neighborhood. They can hear him rat-a-tat-tat-ing away.

Y'all are so smart with these ideas.

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July 15, 2012

For a craft project I bought a magnet that came rolled up and had a paper adhesive pull-off backing for stickiness. The problem was the adhesive backing wasn't strong enough, because when I tried to glue a piece of magnet to the tub (basically a small plastic Tupperware like container) the tape would eventually detach and come off! I tried super glue and crafting hot glue guns too!


Any suggestions on what kind of glue to use for a attaching a magnet to a plastic Tupperware container?


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July 17, 20120 found this helpful
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You could try attaching the magnetic tape to adhesive backed velcro. The velcro would come in two pieces. One would adhere to the magnet and the other to the tub then press the velrco together. Also you want to make sure the tub has a clean surface. No scum, etc.

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