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ISC Helicopter-OG

ISC Helicopter-OG Surface Guard Tape [8 mil Outdoor Grade]

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Product Description

Formerly referred to as helicopter blade/leading edge wing tape, ISC Helicopter-OG Surface Guard Tape is an extremely durable and conformable polyurethane tape. It has an 8-mil thick polyurethane backing which is highly effective at protecting paint from abrasion, erosion, tearing and punctures. This high-performance tape also protects against temperature extremes, UV light and automotive solvents. It will not yellow with age. The clear (transparent) polyurethane tape stands up to abuse, and is supplied on a white paper release liner.

Features and Benefits

  • Polyurethane (more durable than PVC or vinyl)
  • Outdoor grade
  • Resistant to temperature extremes, solvents and ultraviolet light
  • Conforms to various surfaces
  • Extremely tough film (must be cut by scissors or razor)
  • Supplied on 92-pound easy-release polycoated liner
  • Does not require solvent or heat to activate

Product Applications

  • Bicycle frames (protects paint from scratches)
  • Paddle boards
  • Sand rails
  • SUP boards, surfboards
  • Protect finish on canoes and kayaks
  • Ground effects
  • Race car body panels
  • Top fuel wings
  • Tailgates, bumpers, trailer walls
  • Sprint car wings, roll cages
  • Headlights
  • Toolboxes
  • Wheel wells, truck beds, door and hood edges
  • Protect bar code labels in extreme conditions (such as ski resorts)
  • Motorcycles (product mentioned in October 2008 issue of Motorcycle Consumer News)
  • To protect any surface, painted or unpainted, from chipping, scratching or weathering

Note: Helicopter-OG surface guard tape is also available in 14-mil thick heavy-duty outdoor grade version. If you're looking for a tape to protect skis, please see ISC's Helicopter-OG-HD tape, which has more aggressive adhesion.

Packaging and Shipping Notes:

  • Items marked as retail package come in a retail blister pack with hanger holes (currently only the 12 ft. length rolls come in a retail package).
Made in the U.S.
* Multiple cases may be shipped per package in order to minimize the charge for shipping.


Technical Information

ISC Helicopter-OG Surface Guard Tape
  • Adhesive: acrylic   How are adhesives different?
  • Carrier/Backing: polyurethane film
  • Release Liner: 92 lb. polycoated white paper
  • Thickness: 12.7 mils (carrier, adhesive, liner) 8 mils (carrier, adhesive) 4.7 mils (liner)   What is mil thickness?
  • Adhesion: 42 ounces per inch (to stainless steel test panel)
  • Tensile Strength: 79 pounds per inch (longitudinal)
  • Service/Operating Temperature: -40°F to 212°F
  • Application Temperature: 50°F (minimum)
  • Core: 3" diameter
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.

Alert Roll Sizes/Widths

Please note that tape rolls are NOT guaranteed to be splice-free. Tape rolls are typically cut to standard tape industry metric-cut sizes - or approx 5% narrower than the nominal size (i.e. 24mm per 1-inch of nominal width ordered).

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Helicopter-OG Standard sizes


1 in. x 30 ft.


Single Roll (1-3 Rolls)

1 - 4 Cases (4-19 Rolls)

5 - 9 Cases (20-39 Rolls)

10+ Cases (>= 40 Rolls)









2 in. x 12 ft. *retail package


Single Roll (1-3 Rolls)

1 - 4 Cases (4-19 Rolls)

5 - 9 Cases (20-39 Rolls)

10+ Cases (>= 40 Rolls)









2 in. x 30 ft.


Single Roll (1-3 Rolls)

1 - 4 Cases (4-19 Rolls)

5 - 9 Cases (20-39 Rolls)

10+ Cases (>= 40 Rolls)









3 in. x 30 ft.


Single Roll (1-3 Rolls)

1 - 4 Cases (4-19 Rolls)

5 - 9 Cases (20-39 Rolls)

10+ Cases (>= 40 Rolls)









4 in. x 12 ft. *retail package


Single Roll (1-3 Rolls)

1 - 4 Cases (4-19 Rolls)

5 - 9 Cases (20-39 Rolls)

10+ Cases (>= 40 Rolls)









4 in. x 30 ft.


Single Roll (1-3 Rolls)

1 - 4 Cases (4-19 Rolls)

5 - 9 Cases (20-39 Rolls)

10+ Cases (>= 40 Rolls)









6 in. x 30 ft.


Single Roll (1-3 Rolls)

1 - 4 Cases (4-19 Rolls)

5 - 9 Cases (20-39 Rolls)

10+ Cases (>= 40 Rolls)









8 in. x 30 ft.


Single Roll (1-3 Rolls)

1 - 4 Cases (4-19 Rolls)

5 - 9 Cases (20-39 Rolls)

10+ Cases (>= 40 Rolls)









Nominal Tape Widths vs Actual Widths

Nominal vs. Actual Widths Zoom In

Tape rolls are cut to standard tape industry metric widths of approx. 24mm per 1-inch of nominal width ordered. As a result ACTUAL tape widths are normally 5% narrower than the NOMINAL width shown in inches. Examples:

  • 1" Nominal width = 15/16" (24mm) Actual width
  • 2" Nominal width = 1-7/8" (48mm) Actual width
  • 3" Nominal width = 2-13/16" (72mm) Actual width

Note that tape rolls are NOT guaranteed to be splice-free.

ISC Helicopter-OG Surface Guard Tape [8 mil Outdoor Grade]
Made in the USA
hot melt rubber (synthetic)
Offers the widest range of application flexibility available. Exhibits excellent processing performance whether manually or automatically applied. Has superior tensile strength, adhesion properties and holding force which ensures consistent, reliable seals. Hot melt adhesive will bond faster to a surface which is referred to as quick-grab or quick-stick. It typically has higher tack (will feel stickier to the touch), but is also softer. It has lower heat resistance, shear resistance, and sometimes UV resistance than an acrylic adhesive. NOTE: it is called hot melt because the adhesive is applied hot by the manufacturer and then hardens as it cools (you do not need to apply heat to the tape yourself).
natural rubber
Properties are similar to that of hot melt rubber, but natural rubber often holds where other adhesives won't (recycled fibers, dust, cold, heat and heavy loads). It provides good overall adhesion and moisture resistance.
Offer excellent performance, especially for applications in temperatures less than 40°F and greater then 120°F. It provides excellent clarity, has high shear strength, is usually more permanent/durable even when exposed to moisture, and it ages well over extended periods in fluorescent and sunlight. Since it remains clear for the life of the application and does not yellow over time it is ideal for applications such as sealing white cartons. While it has good initial adhesion it does take 24-48 hours to cure and to achieve its maximum bond strength (has gradual adhesion buildup). Another difference between hot melt rubber and acrylic adhesive is if you fold tape over making the two adhesive sides touch the acrylic adhesive will remain attached to the carrier (e.g. paper, film) while a hot melt adhesive will stick to itself and pull off of the carrier. It is the best choice for clarity, UV resistance and aging characteristics.
Is great for extreme temperature applications since silicone adhesive can work in continuous operating temperatures from -100°F to 500°F. They also exhibit good chemical resistance, retain electrical properties, and remove cleanly with little or no residue.
zinc oxide
Zinc oxide based adhesive formula is a skin-friendly adhesive which is commonly used on sports medicine tapes.
Thickness, AKA caliper or gauge, refers to the distance from one surface of a tape backing, or adhesive, to the other.
1 mil = 1/1000 of an inch
Examples: 1/16 inch = 62.5 mils; 1/32 inch = 31.25 mils
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