Be aware of 2Y shelf life of VHB tape and related price variability. The same tape on e-Bay or Amazon can vary by tenfold. I used Gray 4941F 0.045” in my solar
install. Before buying you could verify manufacturing date before the actual purchase.
I copied the following text from 3M site:
All 3M™ VHB™ Tapes have a shelf life of 24 months from date of manufacture when stored at 40°F to 100°F (4°C to 38°C) and 0-95% relative humidity. The optimum storage conditions are 72°F (22°C) and 50% relative humidity. Performance of tapes is not projected to change even after shelf life expires; however, 3M does suggest that 3M™ VHB™ Tapes are used prior to the shelf life date whenever possible. The manufacturing date is available on all 3M™ VHB™ Tape cores as the lot number. The lot number, typically a 4 digit code, is a Julian date (Y D D D). The first digit refers to the year of manufacture, the last 3 digits refer to the days after January 1. Example: A lot number of 9266 would translate to a date of manufacture of Sept. 22 (266th day of year) in 2009. On most products this is found as the 4 digits after the “9” following the product number. For tapes printed continuously around the core (e.g. 3M™ VHB™ Tape 5952 family) the lot number typically will be the string of 4 digits preceding the product number.”