Question: How do you feel about using tape on boxes? I'm talking about boxes that have some serious tears or squishing issues. Do you use tape or some other less destructive form of restoration?
Case in point is the Chiplifter box I acquired lately. It was flattened in the worst possible way...with a crease right down the center of the sides. Pretty much impossible to get it back into a "box" form without some help. I ended up adding some tape to the bottom to help stiffen/flatten it, then used a glue stick to get the bottom back "sealed" (which gave it some structural integrity). Also, I taped the top flap -- you see this kind of tear in a LOT of 5200 boxes. The top does stay closed now, but yes, you can see the tape on the outside.
Anyways, in my opinion, I took something that was basically trash and made it more presentable. Yes, the tape is now a part of the item....it can't be removed without damage.
What do you all think?
Edited by RickR, 10 April 2016 - 05:26 PM.