Duct Tape is kind of a miracle. In 1942 a division of Johnson & Johnson invented the rubber-based adhesive resistant to water. It was then used during World War II to seal ammunition caches. The tape has since become ubiquitous for quick fixes. There's nothing that can't be repaired, at least temporarily, with duct tape. Seriously though, it should be temporary. Like long enough to avoid disaster until you can get a real repair. If duct tape is your permanent plan then you've gone all the way ratchet. See who's riding the duct-taped struggle bus and avoid their mistakes with 25 Absurd Duct Tape Car Repairs.