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Need Help Anyone knows a really good adhesive

Discussion in 'Materials' started by Annette Asberg, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. Annette Asberg

    Annette Asberg Member

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    Hi
    I am looking for a good dubbel sided tape to add to acrylic letters. We have a 54 inch roll from General formulations but it's so bad. Any suggestions?
     
  2. TimToad

    TimToad Very Active Member

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    We take VHB and cut chunks or small pieces to fit and that usually is more than sufficient for small letters. If larger than 3-4" tall and with a medium or bolder font weight, we'll use a combination of VHB and LEXEL high strength adhesive.
     
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  3. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    What Toady said
     
  4. ikarasu

    ikarasu Very Active Member

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    How small? If it's small thin letters at eye level, we use "Transfer tape".

    https://www.3mcanada.ca/3M/en_CA/co...-9472/?N=5002385+3293241831+3293794637&rt=rud

    It's paper thin so if its going on a wall at eye level.. itll look a lot nicer than vhb tape. It's pretty expensive though... $350ish CAD for a 12" roll. We buy it by 1/8", 1/4", 1/2", and 12" for all our small acyrlic letters.

    We use VHB/foam tape if it's a wall that will flex, otherwise the letters will pop off.
     
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  5. Annette Asberg

    Annette Asberg Member

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    Ikarasu
    Do you mean banner tape? That is what we used when the letters fell off.
     
  6. ikarasu

    ikarasu Very Active Member

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    This 3m tissue tape is like banner tape...however it's meant for acyrlics and is stronger.

    We pretty much inky use it in drywall and indoors.
     
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  7. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    We have 3M in the lab at school. It's red, fairly thick and supposedly used in the aircraft industry. You get one chance to get stuff straight.
     
  8. Ardor Creative

    Ardor Creative New Member

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    VHB 4950. For a cheaper option I also use the VHB RP45. Both have been extremely consistent for the past decade. I also agree with Toad, Lexel is necessary for larger surface applications
     
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  9. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    3m 467mp is the transfer tape ikarasu is using. If you look at the data sheet, that stuff is insanely strong when compared to alternatives, especially adhesives. As long as it is mounted properly. It should be able to withstand exterior weathering, but I have never tried it myself.
     
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