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DevinT

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06-20-2021 04:34 PM

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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?

-- Devin, SF, CA


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Rich

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#1 posted 06-20-2021 05:28 PM

Which color? They make blue, green, yellow and orange Frog Tape.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#2 posted 06-20-2021 05:56 PM

Green Frog Tape; I can’t speak to the others as I’ve never used them.

-- Devin, SF, CA

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#3 posted 06-20-2021 05:58 PM

The yellow smells like steak seasoning….. :)

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#4 posted 06-20-2021 06:08 PM


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.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#5 posted 06-20-2021 06:33 PM

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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#6 posted 06-20-2021 06:40 PM

Do they boil down the whole frog or just the poison. Does frog tape work better than regular blue?

-- Thin the herd

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#7 posted 06-20-2021 06:47 PM

Does it make you sneeze?

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AGolden

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#8 posted 06-20-2021 07:33 PM

that is funny, I use mostly the scotch blue painters tape and that stuff smells like pineapple. If we get enough types of tape together we could make an entire buffet dinner

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#9 posted 06-20-2021 07:35 PM

PETA might protest Frog tapes use

-- Ron

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#10 posted 06-20-2021 07:52 PM


PETA might protest Frog tapes use

- 987Ron


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

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#11 posted 06-20-2021 08:40 PM


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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SMP

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#12 posted 06-20-2021 10:45 PM

I once got a job at the gorilla glue factory, but the sound those poor guys made when they went into the boiler was unbearable.

At least the frogs croak pretty quickly.

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Eric

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#13 posted 06-20-2021 10:53 PM

Maybe they should call it sneezing tape instead.

As for smells in the shop, I always liked the smell of lacquer.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#14 posted 06-20-2021 11:24 PM

If anybody’s interested, I have a great recipe for Duck Tape l’orange.

-- That's not an optical illusion, it just looks like one.

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#15 posted 06-20-2021 11:45 PM

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

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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