Amazon.com : Scotch Permanent Outdoor Mounting Tape, 1 Inch x 450 Inches (4011-LONG) : Adhesive Tapes : Office Products
Originally Posted by coastsignal
Hope the panels stay on as long as you need them to. With all the opinions about VHB tape I've gotten, I'd guess the challenge will be removal.
I still haven't done the job on mine, but have the tape, panel, wiring, etc., ready.
The Scotch "Extreme" tape (VHB tape in a consumer package, mentioned previously) is Part #414, UPC 051141910840, $7.99 for a 1" x 60" roll. Good for other items, But it's probably a bit thin for the solar panel
We've used this tape for a number of years to hold two 40 watt solar
panels to the roof of our trailer. We travel for almost 8 months of year and have been in every kind of climate you can imagine, in all kinds of weather, When not towing they sit outside in the sun for the other four months. Though this is a very low cost product those panels have never moved at all, not an edge lifted.
I have just replaced those two panels with a 100 watt panel using the same tape. I had to remove the old panels and was able to do it but not easily. This tape is extremely sticky, actually shockingly so, particularly so because one surface is fiberglass and the other is plastic (I think ABS}.
I also use this material to hold some of Charlie's plastic creations to the walls of the Scamp
, One application is to hold a box to the bathroom wall of our Scamp
; it holds meds. The surface is painted fiberglass mat, far from smooth. It's been there for 3 years.
It is designed for outside application and has worked well for us.
I just mounted our new panel. It can be seen under Modifications in Preparing a 1991 Scamp