Latex adhesive is less expensive than synthetic adhesives and is more aggressive than non-rubber adhesives.
Gaffers tape uses a synthetic rubber resin made from petroleum. It stands up to heat and humidity better than natural rubber adhesives and leaves less residue when removed.
While not aggressive as duct tape, gaffers tape “adhesion to steel” factor of 45 oz. per square inch is more than enough for strong, long lasting seat repairs