What is speed tape?

Speed tape, seen here, is an aluminum pressure-sensitive tape used to do minor repairs. It is used as a temporary repair material until a more permanent repair can be carried out. It has an appearance similar to duct tape, for which it is sometimes mistaken, but its adhesive is capable of sticking on an airplane fuselage or wing at high speeds, hence the name.

The aluminum foil tape can be applied relatively quickly, and is only used for superficial issues.

November 8, 2019 by Kyle Boas