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Hi,

I would like to know what is the specific name for the black tape use to wrap cables inside our cars (I looked on Amazon but English is not my first language)? Provided below a picture of what I'm referring to (thanks to @tarahumara for the pic)

I have many naked cables that need to be wrapped with this tape as they are making a very subtle rattling noise above the headliner.

Also, is there a better method to wrap this kind of cables cables for a perfect noise free cabin? Any foam tubes or similar techniques that you have used and can recommend?

Thanks!
 

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Hi,

I would like to know what is the specific name for the black tape use to wrap cables inside our cars (I looked on Amazon but English is not my first language)? Provided below a picture of what I'm referring to (thanks to @tarahumara for the pic)

I have many naked cables that need to be wrapped with this tape as they are making a very subtle rattling noise above then the headliner.

Also, is there a better method to wrap the kind of cables cables for a perfect noise free cabin? Any foam tubes or similar techniques that you have used and can recommend?

Thanks!
It's typically called "felt tape". It's also used to "soften" spots on plastic panels where something (like a cable) might touch it and cause vibration.
 

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Felt tape is correct. My buddy owns a custom shop and he uses the identical stuff to this called "Tesa" or "Tessa" tape. Can't remember which is the correct spelling. It's the best way to re-wrap wires like it came from the factory. The stuff works well.
 

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In a pinch, hockey tape works too. Not quick as soft as felt tape, but softer than normal electrical tape.
 

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One brand is called "Tesa" (only one 's'). Just go to Ebay.com and search for "tesa tape", and you'll find tons of results. You can buy a roll for a little over $5.
 

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Thank you all for your valuable help! :)
@arathol, the Tesa 51025 you mentioned above appears to have a different texture than the one used in our vehicles. What I found closest to our vehicles is the Tesa 51608, perhaps this is a better option?

Also, as per Tesa's website the 51025 has better noise dampening (Class A) than 51608 (Class C), which is good but I'm specifically looking for the same tape # that it is used in our cars so it can look OEM (OCD lol) :smile2:

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Its also possible that what Mazda uses is not a Tesa product. Cars made at different facilities or in separate countries might have different sources for stuff like this. Its entirely possible that even in the same factory two different but similar products could be used if the vendor contract expired and a different vendor is used. As long as it meets spec...:dunno:
 

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Thank you all for your valuable help! :)

@arathol, the Tesa 51025 you mentioned above appears to have a different texture than the one used in our vehicles. What I found closest to our vehicles is the Tesa 51608, perhaps this is a better option?

Also, as per Tesa's website the 51025 has better noise dampening (Class A) than 51608 (Class C), which is good but I'm specifically looking for the same tape # that it is used in our cars so it can look OEM (OCD lol) :smile2:

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I get the same way, i hate when things look slightly off
 

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I ordered both in order to check which one is the most similar to the one used in our vehicles.

I'll update this thread once they arrived for anyone who might be interested in knowing. :)
 
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