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3M VHB Tape RP45 is a conformable, double-sided, pressure sensitive, closed-cell acrylic foam tape with a paper liner.
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It took awhile to decipher 3M's product coding before purchasing this product. VHB, of course, is Very High Bond. The RP series "is a very conformable, gray, double-sided, pressure-sensitive, closed-cell acrylic foam tape". It is double-sided pressure sensitive adhesive tape for bonding a variety of substrates including many metal, plastic and painted materials. The 45 refers to the thickness of the material which is .045 inches.
In practical use, I've found that it has a much stronger "grip" than the double-sided tape you'll find in auto parts stores. Be sure to clean the surface of both materials to be joined with alcohol, to remove oils and contaminants. It seems to have a stronger hold if you join the surfaces together and then not put them into service for about a day.
I have used the tape for several purposes. I needed to affix a piece of plastic to the painted surface of a motorcycle tank. It won't ruin the paint but you'll need to pack a...
Amazing tape, it really works> I taped up 2 sets of blinds and it stuck like it's never coming off! I'll never use screws again!
It working very good so far. I didn't like the fact that it was not very neatly and tightly coiled. The coiled tape looks as though it was hand coiled and done so rather poorly as there are a lot of places in the coils with air gaps between the layers. I'm sure these places will lose adhesion strength sooner than the air tight places. But, It's boarder line acceptable wrapping/coiling. The adhesion is excellent. I had a problem with the sticky hook and loop strips I was given with the express lane transponder. The heat from the sun on hot days, would cause the strips to separate from the plastic backing. I tried a few other product, but with the same results. These did the trick.
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