Scrim tape is one of the essential add-ons for a paintball player. You could say that it will be best for your wallet if you buy scrim tape in bulk to ensure maximum protection and remain in good condition.
Scrim tape is an essential part of any airsoft player’s kit to help improve their gun’s performance or provide extra grip. Scrim Tape is the black cloth that you see covering up the lenses of scopes at a field. It has many uses outside of just protecting your scope lens from scratches and debris so it can stay clean – scrim helps protect your mask lenses too. The matte texture blocks bright light coming in from all angles so that it’s easier to differentiate between shadows and accurate shapes, which could identify you as a target, especially useful for snipers lying down on the ground waiting for targets to come by.
Scrim can also be used to replace any velcro patches on clothes or even tactical vests, backpacks, or holsters. Scrim is also much cheaper than velcro and just as easy to set up. It doesn’t lose its sticky property throughout time. The tape can be quickly applied on any fabric you need, which means you can cover your entire mask with scrim if required or attach extra patches to your vest so that they don’t take away from the aesthetic look of the vest, but they are still helpful.
Scrim Tape can be used in many ways.
First off, a squirt of water on the tape patch will allow you to stick it easier to itself or another object. Remember, though: scrim tape works best with itself! Well-positioned pieces work even better when done at two points on every part of the tape that crosses over each other. This creates a stronger bond because there are more points where sticking occurs between tapes rather than just four separate pieces touching each other. Cut the patches by making a triangular-shaped cut in the center of each tape. Then, position it on whatever you want to stick the scrim tape to and squirt water over it before peeling off the backing.
Scrim Tape can also be used for patching holes in your pants, gloves, barrel sock/loader cover, pod pack/platypus pouch, or any other piece of equipment that gets damaged during play. Follow the same steps as listed above, but this time with only two pieces of scrim tape was overlapping each other at one point instead of four. This will create a strong bond between your equipment and scrim tape patch to ensure optimal protection from damage.
If you plan on reusing scrim patches, you should know that they are simply pieces of tape patched over. This makes it very easy to take them off since they are made from a material that doesn’t stick easily to itself, adding the feature of peeling it off with ease.
Scrim Tape can be used to adhere mesh together, patch holes in your barrel sock/loader cover or any other piece of equipment, help fix broken buckles on your gun sling or tank strap, create sightlines for red dots and lasers, etc. The possibilities are endless.