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Any difference between clear and gray VHB tapes?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Signsforwhile, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Signsforwhile

    Signsforwhile Very Active Member

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    We have a ton of the clear stuff here we used on an interior job, just curious if it bonds metal as well as the gray VHB....
     
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    The clear is great at bonding metal. The only caveat is the surfaces should both be relatively flat/smooth due to how thin the tape is. It's not as forgiving as the thicker foam tape.
     
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    Signsforwhile Very Active Member

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    how is the 4941? i that has the foam so it might work better.
     
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    It's a pretty big chore to separate two flat pieces that are adhered with the clear VHB tape. The stuff is extremely strong. So if the pieces you're attaching are flat, and you have a ton of the clear like you said, I would use it.

    4941 works on a variety of materials and is also extremely strong.
     
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    Moze Very Active Member

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    This is a pretty exhaustive reference of the various VHB tapes: click
     
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