Does this product actually work?
Of course it does, we wouldn't sell it if it didn't! We will, however, be the first to admit that its not fool proof so make sure you follow the instructions. Things like wet jerseys, or dirty clothes are problematic so make sure your kit is clean and dry!
Is it compatible with my jersey/skinsuit?
Of all the jersey and skinsuits we have only found one that TNR Tape does not stick to, see below. Otherwise we have had success with BioRacer, Verge, Pactimo, Louis Garneau, Adidas, Jackaroo and many more. If you find out TNR Tape doesn't work for your combo please let us know, we will be sure to add it to the list of non-compatible brand/material(and of course a full refund!).
Non-Compatible Jersey/Skinsuit List
When you say "press firmly into number and fabric" how hard should it be?
Since trying to explain this with words is probably impossible check out the below links to two videos which cover this issue nicely.
I have some races that use cloth numbers, does TNR Tape work with them?
There are some specific requirements for using TNR Tape with cloth numbers, but in general it works just like Tyvek(paper) numbers. For Champion Systems numbers, and other numbers like it, we recommend installing TNR Tape to the back of the number 3 hours(ideally even overnight if possible) before you apply to the jersey. This allows the tape to tack up firmly to the number and prevents adhesive transfer. Less than 3 hours can result in adhesive transfer to your jersey/skinsuit during removal. See the below video for more information.
I like to crumple up my number before pinning, can I do that with TNR Tape?
Unfortunately, no you can not do that with TNR Tape. With Tyvek numbers, the crumpling of the number doesn't allow the adhesive to bond strong enough with the Tyvek and will result in the residue adhesive left on your kit when you remove it. We have had mixed success with first applying the TNR Tape, then crumpling the number. If you do this let us know how it works out for you at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feedback is appreciated, and always compensated with free tape :)
I have to reuse my number, what do I do?
Not a problem, just hang onto the release liners(the brown and white pieces you peel off) and at the end of the race after you have peeled of your number, stick the release liners on the adhesive that has been applied to the number already. Then at the next race, just peel of the old release liners, and stick some new TNR Tape over the old and you are good to go.
Can I reuse the adhesive more than once if I reuse the number?
It is not something we recommend, as the adhesive loses it's strength once its been peeled off. We recommend applying new adhesive(over the old adhesive) for every race.
I left my number attached for from than 6 hours, now what?
Place the jersey or skinsuit in the freezer, yep you read that right. Wait approximately 20 minutes for the jersey to reach the same temperature as freezer, then remove and slowly peel the numbers off. If too much time has passed and it begins to warm up again, put it back in the freezer and repeat process again. Some adhesive may transfer to the fabric, but don't worry it's easy to get out, just see below.
I peeled off the number but some adhesive was left behind!
This can happen, if when placing the adhesive a section of it was not attached to the bib number either by it overhanging the bib, or by a contaminated surface. Don’t fear though, it’s easy to remove on almost any material using Goo Gone Adhesive Remover. First check the materials color fastness by applying a small amount of Goo Gone to an inconspicuous area of the jersey(inside the jersey pocket is usually a good spot. Ensure the fabric doesn’t bleed or discolor when the Goo Gone is applied (Please note that section is just a CYA section and for all the Lycra kits we have tested we have never seen a problem). If no color change is evident, spray the area with the adhesive attached with the Goo Gone. Wait a few minutes for it to further soften the adhesive, then with either a finger nail or credit card simply scrape the adhesive off. You will want to remove the adhesive with your fingers and transfer any excess to a paper towel. Once all the adhesive is gone, launder the material to remove the remnants of the Goo Gone.
This is a really important race, is there any safety measures I can take
You can use this product in combination with safety pins for a fail-proof approach. This also limits the impact of the safety pins tearing your kit. To do this, apply the number as normal with the TNR Tape approach, then just stick the safety pin through the regions that have the TNR tape underneath.
How dry does the kit need to be?
The adhesive needs to make intimate contact with fabric, so water or oils will prevent adhesion. As long as it’s not wet to the touch you will likely be just fine. Jerseys and skinsuits that are wet from mud or rain will need to be cleaned and dried before using TNR Tape.