A common question with many answers – The best way to wrap your lyra. Everyone does it differently, however there’s definitely one way better than the others to ensure longer lasting tape, avoiding rolling, peeling and tackiness, and a comfortable grip.
1. Prepare your stainless steel lyra. Give it a good wipe down with thinners to ensure there’s no prior oils or residue. This is important to ensure your tape will stick, and continue to stick. Let it dry for a few hours.
2. Start at the middle of the bottom of your lyra. Start with the roll on a slight diagonal (around a 40 degree angle). Our tape is 5cm wide, and ideally you’d want to overlap the tape each wrap about 1/3 of the width. MAKE SURE you overlap slightly, otherwise the tape till not have a downwards overlay and it will roll or be more prone to tackiness. DON’T pull the tape tight, or it will thin. Wrap from the bottom, up one side of the lyra to the top.
3. Continue with the other side. Again, start at the bottom with a slight overlay of the last roll. Wra
p up to the top.
4. Starting at the top of your lyra, run your hand down each side over the tape with a strong grip to ensure it’s tight and stuck down securely.
5. Ideally, leave your lyra for 24-48 hours to ensure the tape and lyra are bonded well.
To get the longest lifespan out of your tape, avoid leaving it in the sun, rain, humidity. Because it’s cotton based, weather will deteriorate and weaken the tape.