View Full Version : teflon tape

25-02-2004, 11:16 PM
any one know where i might buy teflon tape to stick to the underside of my mouse?

I have heard that it is a cheep way to give your mouse a slick feel.

where can i get some and at what price?

26-02-2004, 01:08 AM
Well, some years back I needed some, what I obtained was a fiberglass
reinforced, self adhesive tape teflon tape from 3M, and the Supplier was
Action Packaging. It stuck well, was weather resistant, tough as old
boots and cost a fortune. It was QUITE a while ago, but if you get it ,
you will have a next millenium mouse foot. :-) It's heat resistant too, so
hi-speed mousing is no problem. Sorry, but I can't remember the


26-02-2004, 01:37 AM
what i realy what is a local outlet for this stuff:


a shop in wgtn or such like?

27-02-2004, 02:44 PM

Graham L
27-02-2004, 02:55 PM
Would the sprayon "teflon" antistick for cooking utensils do anything? Have a look in the back of mum's cupboards. :D

27-02-2004, 03:16 PM
Its not a "consumer item"

It will be available in some form from specialist plastics companies, by the sheet usually (and expensive).

Places like Elastimold in Christchurch probably make it. Look at the Yellow Pages for plastic products wholesalers.

Terry Porritt
27-02-2004, 05:06 PM
The only cheap source of PTFE, ie 'Teflon' (tm) tape I know of is pipe thread sealing tape from a hardware shop. It is very thin, and being PTFE, you wouldn't be able to stick it, so it would be no use for a mouse :D

27-02-2004, 11:02 PM
A possible source could be an electronics shop, they somtimes sell it
as a dielectric in rather small pieces, but not cheaply. The problem
is that being about the slipperiest stuff known, glue doesn't stick too
well. Another source might be Ceelon plastics, they are (or were)
specialists in the stuff, and once stocked specially etched teflon just
for gluing. Maybe they still do. Option (n) is to pinch the pads off a
dead good quality mouse.

Neil McC
28-02-2004, 08:45 AM
We have some sheets that go in the frypan to stop food sticking.Bought from either a home show or food shop,sorry,'twas a while ago.

Susan B
28-02-2004, 06:51 PM
Don't know if it is teflon or not but I have seen this cover thing that goes over an iron (you know, those things that get wrinkles out of clothes - not that I ever use one, of course :p) that is supposed to make it nice and easy to get wrinkles out of clothes. You could have a look for that and see if it will do the trick for you. Would have to chop it up, of course, but there would be enough for half a dozen mice probably.

28-02-2004, 07:26 PM
Though they always seem to be able to stick a label on a non-stick frypan or muffin pan.