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When I use Frog Tape, when I peel some off the roll, I get the scent of freshly ground black pepper.

Not faint, either. Every time. Only when I peel it off the roll though.

It fascinates me, and I LOVE black pepper, so this doesn't bother me at all. However, ...

I have not found anyone that shares this experience with me.

It is so strong for me that I am convinced that the adhesive they use must be derived-from or includes a compound prevalent in peppercorns.

I know that Frog Tape adhesive is markedly different than blue painter's tape adhesive because Frog Tape adhesive LOVES to bind to itself, unlike painter's tape.

Has anyone else noticed the smell about Frog Tape?
 

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The yellow smells like steak seasoning….. :)

- LeeRoyMan
I don't know, LeeRoy. For me, it's a distinct smell of Thai curry paste. I mean, it's like I'm sitting in front of a plate of Gaeng Garee Gai with jasmine rice.

Damn, now I'm hungry.
 

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Its probably just the poison from the endangered poison tree frogs they boil down to get the adhesive. Nothing to worry about. Personally i prefer the yellow tape mixed with coconut milk and a sprig of lemongrass.
 

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They ve never been successful with their boycott of Turtle Wax.

- Gene Howe
Or the baby oil!

Although I'm rather fond of the Zinsser Seal Coat. Hard to find your own seals on the cheap when you live so far south of the arctic.

Personally I like it when some shop material has a good/non-offensive aroma.
 

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ok devin since i had a roll i had too see for myself,and your right it does have a pepper smell.
 

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Its probably just the poison from the endangered poison tree frogs they boil down to get the adhesive. Nothing to worry about. Personally i prefer the yellow tape mixed with coconut milk and a sprig of lemongrass.

- SMP
You're supposed to lick the frog, I hear tell. I'll stick to coffee and beer for my poisons.
 

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I've never used Frog tape. I guess I'll have to go sniff some at Lowes when I go back, tomorrow. Maybe it's one of those genetic things like the smell of pee after eating asparagus that only 50% or so of the population can smell. I'd like to be in the non-smeller group, tbh. I bought some 1X6 lumber for some totes to store stuff, and I'm not keeping that wany, gouged-up board until the prices drop. That and a bunch of drawer pulls that are the wrong size. :/
 
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