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WILL VHB tape stick and hold to Brick???

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by depps74, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. depps74

    depps74 Guest

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    I am mounting 1/2" Ultraboard (gator board) prints to a brick wall. The prints are no more than 36" x 24". Will VHB tape hold them to brick or should I use a cleat? I have the 3M VHB clear jelly like tape, 1/2"
     
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  2. Moze

    Moze Precision Sign Services

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    Short answer, yes - if there's enough surface contact. If it's a rough, uneven brick and the tape is on a bunch of high points without a lot of surface contact, then you would probably have issues.
     
  3. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    It will stick, but likely only temporarily. That's been our experience.
     
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  4. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    If it's clean, yes. But I would add dabs of lexel or similar
     
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  5. laserfred

    laserfred Member

    You can also apply two layers of 3M tape on top of each other and you'll get a better contact on highly textured surface. We've had good results on cinder blocks.
     
  6. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    I would just do dabs of silicone without even wasting vhb tape tape it up painters tape and let it set up
     
  7. kcollinsdesign

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    Use a cleat. Easier to install and will be easier to repair later. Plus a cleat allows for easier removing for cleaning or re-positioning.
     
  8. Chris Keena

    Chris Keena New Member

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    Which VHB Tape did you have good results with on cinder blocks?
     
  9. Moze

    Moze Precision Sign Services

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    You didn't ask me, but just go with RP45. It's about half the cost of most other VHB's and works great.
     
  10. Chris Keena

    Chris Keena New Member

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    I had two picked out, the RP45 and VHB 4658 (removable). The RP45 looks like the more reliable to go on poured concrete that was finished/sealed 14 years ago...
     
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