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    Has anyone tried the ABU PreSchool Plastic with the "ABU Tape Lock" clear tapes yet?

    They haven't come to the Simple quite yet it seems, but I'm wondering if anyone has anything to say about the new tapes (which I guess are currently available on the PreSchool plastic)

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    I don't know if that's the name for these tapes, but my most recently bought case of preschool plastic surprised me to have clear tapes. They don't LOOK clear, you don't notice it until you peel them up and then all you see is clear tape with the blue pull. They do stick well, maybe better than before, I'm not sure. They ARE harder to peel off the back to start with though, I did notice that this morning.

    I believe ABU went with either a different supplier or a higher quality of tape after their recent "tape the tapes" problem. I personally didn't get a bad batch, not that I noticed anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bambinod View Post
    I don't know if that's the name for these tapes, but my most recently bought case of preschool plastic surprised me to have clear tapes. They don't LOOK clear, you don't notice it until you peel them up and then all you see is clear tape with the blue pull. They do stick well, maybe better than before, I'm not sure. They ARE harder to peel off the back to start with though, I did notice that this morning.

    I believe ABU went with either a different supplier or a higher quality of tape after their recent "tape the tapes" problem. I personally didn't get a bad batch, not that I noticed anyway.
    Yeah they are calling the clear tapes "Tape Lock" apparently.

    Have you had any issues with them seperating from the wing where they attach to the wing? That's the problem I keep encountering with my Simples. No problem with them sticking to the landing zone here, but they'll come off on the other side of the tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClickyKeys View Post
    Yeah they are calling the clear tapes "Tape Lock" apparently.

    Have you had any issues with them seperating from the wing where they attach to the wing? That's the problem I keep encountering with my Simples. No problem with them sticking to the landing zone here, but they'll come off on the other side of the tape.
    I'm about through my first bag and I haven't had any problems with the tapes at all. Are you sure you're not taping them too tight? You might try moving the tapes up, I attach mine within 1/4" of the top of the taping panel. Get them up near the waist stretch area so they can help keep your diaper snug around the waist without stressing the tapes too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bambinod View Post
    I'm about through my first bag and I haven't had any problems with the tapes at all. Are you sure you're not taping them too tight? You might try moving the tapes up, I attach mine within 1/4" of the top of the taping panel. Get them up near the waist stretch area so they can help keep your diaper snug around the waist without stressing the tapes too much.
    Yeah I always align my top of the top tapes with the top of the panel. It's the bottoms I usually have the issue with though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClickyKeys View Post
    Have you had any issues with them seperating from the wing where they attach to the wing? That's the problem I keep encountering with my Simples.
    I too have had this exact issue with my Simples. I'm kinda bummed about it too. I tried a few samples without issue and bought a case (my first experience with ABU). Very soon I had issues with tapes separating from the rear wing. I would wake up and find one or two of them had separated. It wasn't very long after that that ABU identified the tapes as the issue. I've been "taping the tapes" for the entire case and am growing tired of it. I'd really like to try some Simples out with the new tapes, and hopefully they will be effective. It kinda hurts to see that the same product I ordered is now extremely discounted. My batch has all the same problems but I paid full price. Grrr, timing is everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Llayden View Post
    I too have had this exact issue with my Simples. I'm kinda bummed about it too. I tried a few samples without issue and bought a case (my first experience with ABU). Very soon I had issues with tapes separating from the rear wing. I would wake up and find one or two of them had separated. It wasn't very long after that that ABU identified the tapes as the issue. I've been "taping the tapes" for the entire case and am growing tired of it. I'd really like to try some Simples out with the new tapes, and hopefully they will be effective. It kinda hurts to see that the same product I ordered is now extremely discounted. My batch has all the same problems but I paid full price. Grrr, timing is everything.
    I have the exact same issue with my Lil Pawz and feel the same way. For me it's always a lower tape as well making it very prone to leaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdlrfootedpjs View Post
    I have the exact same issue with my Lil Pawz and feel the same way. For me it's always a lower tape as well making it very prone to leaking.
    There is no pattern of tape failure that I can discern for myself. Sometimes its one tape, others its two. Sometimes it's both the bottoms, other times it's both the tops. Sometimes it's the right side, other times it's the left. It really is so disappointing. They feel fine and secure for an hour or so, then all of a sudden there's that horrible gut wrenching feeling of "looseness" below. The tapes aren't "popping", which is a common failure for a product that is either too small, too tight, or both. These tapes just...quit. And it's sudden too, no to very little warning.

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    I always seem to have issues with sticky tape tabs. That's why I like the velcro, like on the Magnifico and Ultrastretch.

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    I've noticed sometimes the wing attachment on certain tapes is shorter than on others. I'll try to see if there is a pattern with that and those being more likely to fail perhaps.

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