Tapes, Tube Plugs & Cords
Low Friction Tapes ◾ Plastic Tube Plugs ◾ Elastic Shock Cords ◾ Rubber Trekking Tips
There are multiple accessories you may need to finish up your composite tubing project. Here is the place to get those extra finishes, such as tapes, end caps, and cords. We can help you with joints and locking mechanisms too.
Tubing End Plugs
Tube plugs include multiple horizontal ribs designed with built-in flexibility for easy install and secure fit. Also, they offer a clean and extremely affordable way to finish your project off. You can utilize our plastic tube plugs at the ends of the joined tubing to tie off and secure the ends of the stretched shock cord.
- Great for round standard tubing are designed to fit multiple tube gauges and provide a secure fit.
- Ideal for office and patio furniture, tubular racks, appliances, exercise equipment, or anywhere a finished look is needed
Our trekking pole rubber tips can be used with our tubing/rod diameters ranging from 0.41" to 0.51".
Elastic shock cord
If you have ever set up a lightweight camping tent, then you most likely have experience with shock cord, also known as bungee cord but with a protective sheath.
- You can join unlimited lengths of tubing!
- This is a simpler method used to join lengths of tubing together with ferrules. The other method commonly used involves drilling clearance holes for button clips, also known as push/snap clips.
- You can utilize our plastic tube plugs at the ends of the joined tubing to tie off and secure the ends of the stretched shock cord. See the images below for a visual description for flush fitting the shock cord in your assembly using plastic tube plugs!
Low Friction UHMW Tapes
These tapes were designed specifically for telescoping tubing. Use as a spacer between tubes of varying diameters to provide smooth sliding action as well as long life of your assembly. Benefits include:
- Low friction UHMW
- High wear resistance
- Acrylic adhesive for strong bond, even to cello wrapped gloss tubing finishes
Rubber Tip - Trekking Pole / Tripod - Fits Outer Diameters 0.41 - 0.51 Inch (sold in pairs)SKU: 1501$7.98SKU: 1501
Shock Cord - White - 0.313" (sold by the foot)SKU: 1600-3$1.87SKU: 1600-3
UHMW - Low Friction Tape - 0.005" to 0.025" Thick (5 Options)SKU: 8950-GROUPStarting at $16.71SKU: 8950-GROUP