Residue free tape for use on cameras?

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TechEric New Member • Posts: 1
Residue free tape for use on cameras?

Hi,

I have a rather strange question, but: I am due to take part in a photography show however I have been told that any logos and brands on cameras must be covered up.

Does anyone know of any black tapes that I can use to cover up 'Canon' logos on my dslr's that don't leave any sticky residue of any sort?

Thanks,

Eric

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StIves Senior Member • Posts: 1,077
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I left a piece of gaffa tape on my camera for about 18 months. When I took it off, there was a tiny bit of residue that I could rub off with a finger.

Why would they insist on covering up brands on cameras- is this a normal thing?

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"Why would they insist on covering up brands on cameras"

I agree.  I hope the OP can ask the event organizers and shed some light on that.

The only sensible reason I remember running across was a wedding photographer who said he got tired of people asking "I see you shoot brand XXX, I do too, what do you think about..."  Very annoying when you are busy trying to do your job.

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StIves Senior Member • Posts: 1,077
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StIves wrote:

I left a piece of gaffa tape on my camera for about 18 months. When I took it off, there was a tiny bit of residue that I could rub off with a finger.

Why would they insist on covering up brands on cameras- is this a normal thing?

Ah, sorry, I just remembered that it wasn't Gaffa tape, it was Mueller sports athlete tape. It's usually white, but comes in other colours too.

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StIves wrote:  Ah, sorry, I just remembered that it wasn't Gaffa tape, it was Mueller sports athlete tape. It's usually white, but comes in other colours too.

... I have always been able to remove any sticky residue from tapes on many articles with some lighter fuel on a cloth.

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Decorator's masking tape

If it'll stick well enough

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Black electrical insulating tape will do the trick and any residue, there probably won't be much, is easily removed using white spirit.

I do have to wonder though, why such a rule should need to be put in place?

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Black electrical tape comes off cleanly.

You can find it at any hardware store.  It trims nicely, and removes without a trace.

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Gaffers tape (nt)

TechEric wrote:

Hi,

I have a rather strange question, but: I am due to take part in a photography show however I have been told that any logos and brands on cameras must be covered up.

Does anyone know of any black tapes that I can use to cover up 'Canon' logos on my dslr's that don't leave any sticky residue of any sort?

Thanks,

Eric

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StIves wrote:

I left a piece of gaffa tape on my camera for about 18 months. When I took it off, there was a tiny bit of residue that I could rub off with a finger.

Why would they insist on covering up brands on cameras- is this a normal thing?

I was wondering the same thing.  Seems an odd request, unless it's being filmed and they don't want to give the manufacturers any free publicity.

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Black masking tape is pretty clean. Any possible residue can be cleaned with just about any solvent.

What do the organizers plan to do about camera straps with company logos?

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Masking tape found at Home Depot

Hi,

I have a rather strange question, but: I am due to take part in a photography show however I have been told that any logos and brands on cameras must be covered up.

Does anyone know of any black tapes that I can use to cover up 'Canon' logos on my dslr's that don't leave any sticky residue of any sort?

Thanks,

Eric

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FROGTAPE® is a painter's tape that doesn't leave residue.  You can get it any of the big box hardware stores.

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Re: Residue free tape for use on cameras?

What you are looking for is CAMERA TAPE - it's used in the film industry for marking up focus points on lenses , marking channels on mixing desks , lighting desks and so on . It comes in white about an inch wide and is specifically made to be applied and come back off without any residue . Any decent AV company or broadcast/film industry supplier will have it .

I generally don't like advertising and tend to paint out logos on cameras and the like .

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I just bought a role of black and white gaffer tape at my local Guitar Center store. That stuff is handy to have around.

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22codfish wrote:

Agreed - BUT only a true idjit would put tape on such a screen!

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