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    Does anyone use this?

    It's getting a lot of respect in the US on their forums and I know Belmore Tools sell it over here (almost 6 a roll !) I just wondered if anyone who's used it could review it to see if it's a viable option.

    I don't do a massive amount of taping and filling (knives, trowel and hawk) but enjoy it when I do.

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    Haven't used it. What's the difference between Fibafuse and fibatape?

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    http://www.sg-adfors.com/Brands/Fiba...lReinforcement

    If if the link works it may explain it for you.

    basically it fuses with the fast set to give a stronger bond than ordinary mesh.

    works like paper but made I think of fibreglass. Also dries quicker, so I hear.

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    Hi - we sell quite a bit of fibafuse now - not going to a house bashing product due to its price (we are trying to re negotiate a better rate) which we will pass on to end user.
    It's a good product if a little under rated really - as you mentioned its a paperless tape - unlike fibatape its not self adhesive, but more a replacement for paper tape as we know it over here.
    No where near as thick as even the thinnest paper tape and due to its construction it has plenty of perforation as its almost see through, being mainly fibreglass it dries very strong and also very fast compared to paper tape.

    Big advantage is it can used in a bazooka auto taper and cuts really nicely with a taper blade. I can see it catching on more as an internal tape as we all know this time of year internals can hang wet for days as the paper holds the water back on the second coat, where as the fibafuse dries fully through the first coat of filler or ames.

    Worth a go if you suffer from drying times etc.

    Also worth noting that it wont mould like paper tape so good for high moisture / humidity areas (kitches, bathrooms, swimming pool areas !! )
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    Quote Originally Posted by belmoreboy View Post
    Hi - we sell quite a bit of fibafuse now - not going to a house bashing product due to its price (we are trying to re negotiate a better rate) which we will pass on to end user.
    It's a good product if a little under rated really - as you mentioned its a paperless tape - unlike fibatape its not self adhesive, but more a replacement for paper tape as we know it over here.
    No where near as thick as even the thinnest paper tape and due to its construction it has plenty of perforation as its almost see through, being mainly fibreglass it dries very strong and also very fast compared to paper tape.

    Big advantage is it can used in a bazooka auto taper and cuts really nicely with a taper blade. I can see it catching on more as an internal tape as we all know this time of year internals can hang wet for days as the paper holds the water back on the second coat, where as the fibafuse dries fully through the first coat of filler or ames.

    Worth a go if you suffer from drying times etc.

    Also worth noting that it wont mould like paper tape so good for high moisture / humidity areas (kitches, bathrooms, swimming pool areas !! )
    Its good stuff but 2 expensive! But also u need 2 prefill any gapped boards as it will crack!!!

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    If it's thinner than paper, isn't it flimsy then? Meaning a twat to handle if you don't use a bazooka?

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    Beer monster, I presume you've worked with it and was wondering if you advise it with a bazooka or if it works well for knives and trowel set up?

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    I was sent a sample pack when it launched a few years ago. I was impressed but nobody sold it here. I used it through a bazooka and it dried faster than paper tape. It gets a thumbs up from me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pd67 View Post
    Beer monster, I presume you've worked with it and was wondering if you advise it with a bazooka or if it works well for knives and trowel set up?
    Yea I have used it on a couple of jobs!
    Runs through the gun pretty sweet! Only probs I had was a couple cracks where the boards had big gaps,so I started pre filling any and never had a problem with it!!

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    Quick pic of Fibafuse along side regular paper joint tape2_tapes.jpg
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    It's very transparent compared to paper and I believe it's a bit difficult in corners if you use knives and hawk as I do but I think on butt and tapered joints it would be a better system. Might just take a bit of getting used to like all things.

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