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MyopicJoe
November 10th, 2008, 08:07 PM
Can you recommend a place in Hawaii to buy gaffers tape? I checked City Mill, but they didn't have it. I don't think Wal-Mart does either.

Any favorite brands?

Thanks in advance :)

MyopicJoe
November 22nd, 2008, 08:51 PM
Woo hoo, I finally found some gaffer's tape locally. A nice guy at Hawaii Media Inc. (http://www.hawaiimedia.com/) went out of his way sell me a single roll. Thanks dude!

:D

Menehune Man
November 23rd, 2008, 12:40 AM
Had to research what 'Gaffers tape' really was. Okay, now I know.
Here's a LINK (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaffer_tape)

turtlegirl
November 23rd, 2008, 12:46 AM
Sorry MJ, I know of at least 4 stores and five friends in LA to get gafftape from, but nobody here. Hawaii Media? I can't wait to check them out! Thanks for the tip! :)

dick
November 23rd, 2008, 01:54 AM
I buy mine from Adorama:

http://www.adorama.com/ZZTG30BKP.html?searchinfo=gaffer%20tape&item_no=8

MyopicJoe
November 23rd, 2008, 07:54 AM
Here's a LINK (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaffer_tape)

Thanks for the link, MM. Most hardware stores I called had no clue what gaffer's tape was. The name sounds kinda naughty.



I buy mine from Adorama

Thanks for the suggestion, Dick. Do you buy in bulk or a single roll at a time? The $22 shipping to Hawaii is killer (they don't seem to have a surface option).

What differences do you notice between Permacell's professional grade tape and their economic p-665 one? Have you tried other brands?

Hawaii Media sold me a Rose Brand (generic, I'm guessing) roll called "Pro-Gaff" (looks like they're trying to copy Permacell's name). It cost $20 for 2"x60yrd. The quality looks good enough to my non-professional eyes. I guess you can't tell until you put it through some serious use.



I can't wait to check them out! Thanks for the tip! :)

Heh. I'm glad I can help feed your gaffer's tape fix. Do you have opinions about any specific brands?

tutusue
November 23rd, 2008, 08:46 AM
Sorry MJ, I know of at least 4 stores and five friends in LA to get gafftape from, but nobody here. Hawaii Media? I can't wait to check them out! Thanks for the tip! :)
HMI is a film equipment rental company in Halawa Valley, TG. They also provide grip and electrical crews. They're not a retail store.

Great group of guys, tho'. I've been working with most of them for decades.

dick
November 23rd, 2008, 12:58 PM
I usually wait until I have to order several items before ordering from Adorama, or any other mainland outlet (music supplies, etc.). I generally buy just one roll which last quite a while. Since it's not cheap masking tape, I use it sparingly.