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Old 06-21-2014, 04:34 PM   #1
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I was able to find 3M Extreme Mounting Tape.....not sure how that compares to the HVB that others have recommended. The package says it will hold 20 lbs.....you use 2 inches of tape for every 1pound. Also says it is permanent tape.

My question: do you think I can use this tape on an awning rail? (burro camper)
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Old 06-21-2014, 04:48 PM   #2
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Nope, find some 3M VHB. Search the threads and you will find the right product #.
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Old 06-21-2014, 05:00 PM   #3
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Linda, go to 3Ms web site and watch the video of the VHB tape.
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Old 06-21-2014, 05:43 PM   #4
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Went to the site but didn't see any videos.....did take a picture of different kinds of tapes. Is this the right stuff? Would any of these three work on an awning rail on my Burro?

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Old 06-21-2014, 06:13 PM   #5
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3M™ VHB™ Tape

Try this Linda. I couldn't find the 20 minute one.
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Old 06-21-2014, 06:21 PM   #6
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Ok.....so which one do I order??? Thank you so much for web site info......
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Old 06-21-2014, 06:44 PM   #7
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Found good website.....will order 4941, 40 mil, 1" x 5 yards, transparent.
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I don't remember which # I bought and don't find the reciept. Think it was 4941. I got mine on Ebay for about $1 a foot. Call 3m monday and ask them which one is the best for your app.
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Old 06-21-2014, 07:11 PM   #9
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Yea!! That's done.
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This brochure describes the various families and gives a 1-800 to call for information on which product to select. It looks like they've added a new family to the line of products, meant for outdoor applications.
Please post what they tell you.

Found another document on on 3M VHB Technical Data that might provide some more info.

I use 3M products in my work, different line of products though. What I do know is they are so large - spanning so many countries that the information you seek can sometimes be hard to find on their various web sites. I spent a day searching for an answer or spec on 3 specific components in a system. It was a housing that held the same small O-ring. Their literature said the housings differed in a certain way, but none of their literature said which was which. I finally broke down and called the tech support for that product line. I was greeted with "Oh, we get that question all the time" and had my answer in seconds. Marketing departments sometimes don't understand our need for technical information.
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What can you use to remove it?
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A year ago I watched a 20 minute video from 3m (can't find it now) that explained VHB tape, how and where it is used and how it works. An amazing product. It did tell of how to remove it and it's not just using acetone.
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Good writeup on VHB tape durability testing:

http://multimedia.3m.com/mws/mediawe...709-3862-9.PDF

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A nice video here:
3M™ VHB™ Tape Feature - Strength : 3M Tapes & Adhesives - YouTube

Given what they are saying about the "acrylic layer" deforming to take the load, I would be tempted to go for an awning rail with a channel profile

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The difficulty then becomes which model of VHB provides the best thickness to use.
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