We’ve all been had our share of “oh no’s” and quick adjustments turning into leaks, cracks and plenty of other not-so-fun things. Rescue Tape is a definite must-have for these Murphy’s Law moments for DIY and anyone in the hobby—even if you never use it! This self-sealing, stretchable and flexible silicon tape creates a quick and easy repair on plumbing, electrical cords and just about anything else you can imagine—even under water.
This stuff is tough and gives you an air and water-tight seal that can withstand high pressure (up to 950 PSI), heat (up to 500° F and flexible down to -85° F) and can insulate electrical cords and connections. Having a roll or two on hand will save you emergency trips to the hardware store for that quick adjustment to a pump line that turns into a nasty leak at 10 p.m. on a Sunday night.
This type of tape has been used in the military for years. I’ve personally used it back in my jet-fixing days in the US Navy and it worked wonders on electrical lines even with jet fuel, oil and hydraulic fluid on them. I even commandeered a roll for my personal use and helped patch a blown radiator hose halfway between San Diego and Las Vegas, so needless to say we were quite excited to see this finally appear in the consumer market.
Rescue Tape even comes in a variety of colors, much better than the ugly orange used back in the military, so all you color-coding nuts have your choice of yummy flavors. The company has been pretty visible at industry events across the country so check them out online and definitely stop by their booth and see it in person, you will definitely be an instant fan. One roll of 1″ x 12′ Rescue Tape retails for around $9.95 online. For reef clubs, the company offers an affiliate program so you can sell the product through your website and earn money for your club on each sale.