« on: November 23, 2014, 09:05:24 PM »
I don't tape but if I did I would use Gaffers
Gaffers tape is designed to be cleanly removed after a short period of use indoors. I have multiple rolls of the expensive stuff. I use it to seal my windows around my air conditioners during the summer. After about a month, it loosens or falls off, and adhesive residue is sometimes left behind. The tape gets rock hard. It still works better than ordinary duct tape over the same period.
For short term use, its excellent, but check it and replace it periodically if you need it installed for a long time.
I haven't had the time to read everything but DITTO. Use Gaffers Tape. Get a cutting mat, a X-Acto or other sharp cutting tool and a metal straight edge and cut the strips to fit.
I also tape my lenses, I don't care what others think, it protects the shiny plastic (and the red ring) that Canon thought would be a good idea to put right on the outer end edge of the lens where it hits and scrapes when the camera is put down. Theft prevention aside, it helps protect the lens and hides the red ring in the process.