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Lexel & VHB foam tape

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Andy D, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. Andy D

    Andy D Very Active Member

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    I'm about to put together a post and panel sign & per some Sign101 member suggestions, I was going to use
    3M VHB tape and Lexel adhesive (instead of 100% silicon).

    I did a test with two small panels adhered together, let it cure for 48 hours and
    pried them apart, the tape did great but the Lexel was still gooey in the center
    of the test (meaning it set around the outside edge but not in-between the strips
    of foam tape) I never had this issue with silicon, any ideas?
     
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  2. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    Lord Adhesive Signlok 810 is what we use. You get about 5 minutes before it starts to dry. No tape needed.
     
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  3. Moze

    Moze Very Active Member

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    Lexel takes quite a while to fully cure. But once cured, you won't get those panels apart too easy.

    I say that but I don't think you said what the material was either.....
     
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  4. TimToad

    TimToad Very Active Member

    Which parts are you joining together?

    Big flat pieces will take quite a while for LEXEL to cure out, but once it does, it's pretty strong and remains more flexible longer.

    If they are large flat panels, we use a roller to apply TiteBond 2 polyurethane glue to the entire surface and then clamp and weight. It's waterproof, grabs like crazy and once cured, is a really hard seal.
     
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  5. Andy D

    Andy D Very Active Member

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    I was applying wide-angle aluminum to the backside of an aluminum panel to attach it to a frame.
    I ended up using it after reading simular comments on google.
     
  6. Moze

    Moze Very Active Member

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    VHB and Lexel should be fine but for peace of mind, you might want to consider Lords...
     
  7. rossmosh

    rossmosh Active Member

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    Look into E6000. It's probably what you're looking for.
     
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