Heat shrink tape

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They look exactly the same, especially with the absence of any markings on the ring... How can I tell the difference between the two?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Apply some heat and see if it shrinks? \$\endgroup\$ – John D Sep 27 '17 at 4:35
  • \$\begingroup\$ That was what i was about to post :) \$\endgroup\$ – Solar Mike Sep 27 '17 at 4:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ Test it then label the inside of the core \$\endgroup\$ – Chris Stratton Dec 29 '19 at 0:01

talking from my experience with thermal shrinking tubes id thermal shrinking tape tends to be less shiny than the common one

  • \$\begingroup\$ And the normal one is usually stickier... \$\endgroup\$ – Solar Mike Sep 27 '17 at 4:44
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    \$\begingroup\$ This does not provide an answer to the question. Once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post; instead, provide answers that don't require clarification from the asker. - From Review \$\endgroup\$ – Voltage Spike Sep 27 '17 at 5:09
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    \$\begingroup\$ @laptop2d the question asked for a difference : the words "less shiny" seem to answer that... \$\endgroup\$ – Solar Mike Sep 27 '17 at 7:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ Looks like a comment to me, but then again they don't show the question in review. Needless to say, this answer could use some cleaning up. \$\endgroup\$ – Voltage Spike Sep 27 '17 at 15:13

Heat shrink tape is 3+ times thicker and far more stiff.


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