Scotch transparent duct tape offers clear advantages over ordinary duct tape. Transparent when applied, making repairs less obvious. Lasts 6 times longer than other heavy-duty duct tapes. The proprietary adhesive and exclusive construction means it won't degrade as fast as regular duct tape (based on accelerated weathering tests). Tears easily by hand lengthwise and crosswise. Water and UV-resistant. Adhesive sides are easily separated if they come into contact with each other. Extremely versatile, can be used on plastic, wood, glass, metal, vinyl, and rubber.