When you use tape, use the 3m high temp stuff. Also, when you use tape, cut it instead of pulling it to tear. When you pull the tape to tear it, it stretches, and when it shrinks back up, it unwinds itself.
I find it works better starting at the smaller diameter, and working up to the larger diameter. Make sure that the tape is wrapped around at least a full revolution, so the cut end is always fully stuck to itself.
Good luck, and have fun!
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