View Full Version : Where to Find Blackout Tape

06-05-2007, 12:20 PM
Does anyone here know where I can find blackout tape? I found it online, but the shipping costs are outrageous. Someone on here a long time ago recommended it for recovering rear window trim that has the rubber coating peeling off. I think it would be easier that trying to scrape the rest of the rubber off, masking, and painting.

Does anyone else have a good way of dealing with this issue?


06-05-2007, 04:56 PM

I think that was me.

Go to the hardware store or any home electrical store and just get regular vynil electrical tape. It needs to be the wide roll. I think its like 1" wide.

I had put some on mine for about a year with wind snow rain and never came off. Just make sure its a good quality one like 3m. probablyrun you like 5-6 bucks.

Civic Accord Honda
06-05-2007, 08:27 PM
got any pics of this?

06-06-2007, 11:25 AM
I can definitely use electrical tape. I hope it holds up. It's so hot here in the summer that tape adhesive often melts,but it won't be that hard to try it. Thanks!

06-06-2007, 11:29 AM
I used electrical tape too, and it works awesome!

Civic Accord Honda
06-06-2007, 12:43 PM
pics of it anyone ?

06-06-2007, 04:50 PM
im gona try this my self

Civic Accord Honda
06-06-2007, 07:01 PM
i want to try it to but no one well provide pics :rant:

06-06-2007, 07:02 PM
i want to try it to but no one well provide pics :rant:
then just do it its like 98 cents for a roll of electrical tape


06-06-2007, 07:34 PM
well its gotta be quality one and wide so its a little more than that 5 bucks or so

06-06-2007, 07:42 PM
5 bucks!!!! thats outrageous!! loljk

06-19-2007, 12:09 PM
if we are talking about the silver thing that goes around our window
i took all that black stuff i think it looks soo much better atleast with my color car
but se la vie
to eatch his own

06-19-2007, 11:30 PM
yeah i got quality one also....i was like 3 bucks. it says it wont come off if its hot. thats always a plus

06-25-2007, 01:27 PM
you can check my thread in the pics section to see how the painting looks if you do a good job.

i would go the thorough way rather than tacking on some tape.

06-27-2007, 07:22 PM
Actually, I am probably going to replace the entire back glass along with the trim. I had the windows tinted in 1991 and though it was quality material the hosers broke four defroster lines. In Texas that was no great loss since I can count the number of times I have used the defroster in 18 years on one hand. But, the tint has turned blurry on me, but at least not bubbly and purple. I figure it might be best just to replace the entire window and get it tinted anew. I don't mind spending money on the car. I can order new trim from Majestic Honda and do it all at once. So, the tape is temporary, but it actually looks very good.

06-27-2007, 07:46 PM
I'd much rather paint than tape. Your Honda dealer can get trim?? I called my local dealer and they said I'm SOL. Then again, I was looking for the quarter window trim. I assume you're referring to the rear window trim. Still that's cool, my 87 needs trim for the rear too. Do you know if your dealer can get quarter window trim? I'd MUCH rather buy NOS trim than paint if possible.

06-27-2007, 07:58 PM
My bro just repainted it when the car was his and still looks new today :)

06-27-2007, 08:11 PM
scrape it off.. it looks way better with the silver imo.. matches the trim around the door windows :)

Civic Accord Honda
06-27-2007, 09:25 PM
i dis like the silver trim on the 3gee it looks beter painted all black IMO

06-28-2007, 08:13 AM
scrape it off.. it looks way better with the silver imo.. matches the trim around the door windows :)

lol that is what i did....but on my dx...they never came with chrome trim....

06-29-2007, 10:33 AM
I would be ordering it from Majestic Honda. It seems like they can get anything. www.hondaautomotiveparts.com

06-29-2007, 10:56 AM
I dont see how tape would last cause there is going to be air underneath it in the parts where the funky paint come off.
If any body want to paint it, be sure to get ALL of the old paint off first, it is messy as hell if you dont. The same thing is on 92-5 Civics on the door trim on bottom of the window. I was looking at my Accord and it is doing the same thing, I try not to look at it.. lol