No more suction cups for my Redline

Discussion in 'Show Off Your Install' started by Andrew21, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Andrew21

    Andrew21 "All Blade, All The Time" Administrator Premium Member

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    Hey all,

    I've been pretty pissed off about the suction cup situation and therefore having to re-stick it back up, buy new ones, etc. Lets make a permanent solution. I know lots of people have created their own mounts but I wanted to show off my simple install.

    1. Take a nice roll of 3M VHB tape

    IMAG0264 (Medium).

    2. remove failed, flat suction cups from mount

    IMAG0265 (Medium).

    3. Take the mount. Clean with alcohol and windex. Let dry. Clean windshield as well. Take 3M tape and cut a piece big enough to cover the mount. Then trim accordingly. ( I put this on the RD already just to see what it looks like) See picture

    IMAG0260 (Medium).

    4. Dry mount to where you want the RD. Peel backing off and push hard against the windshield. Then place RD on mount.

    Here are my final pics. Nice and clean. Oh yeah, if you are asking if it holds, yes. I've been going through some crappy streets with lots of bumps and it holds VERY well.

    IMAG0262 (Medium).
    IMAG0263 (Medium).
    IMAG0267 (Medium).
     
  2. Bigwill41

    Bigwill41 PSL +5 Intermediate User

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    Good way to mount it

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  3. CJR238

    CJR238 -CMS Article Admin- Administrator Premium Member

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    Such a simple and sound idea! Hope it holds up in the heat.
     
  4. Nazar

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  5. busta

    busta PSL +15 Advanced User

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    Nice might try that myself when my current ones fail
     
  6. Nazar

    Nazar ήσυχο ολοκληρωτής Advanced User Premium Member

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    i am a bit tired :( but you have a windshield mount busta?? isen't that a bit - well, obvious
     
  7. speeddemon

    speeddemon Warp Speed Advanced User Premium Member

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    I did the exact same thing
     
  8. Slo-STI

    Slo-STI Learning to Walk

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    Nice! How much was that roll of 3m?
     
  9. Andrew21

    Andrew21 "All Blade, All The Time" Administrator Premium Member

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    Got it for 30 bucks shipped :)

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  10. Nazar

    Nazar ήσυχο ολοκληρωτής Advanced User Premium Member

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    you can also get clear stuff that works just as well (i think) - i used it on my install

    clear doesn't stand out so much

    if your interested, i will find it for ya
     
  11. Slo-STI

    Slo-STI Learning to Walk

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    That was a steal of a price
     
  12. Andrew21

    Andrew21 "All Blade, All The Time" Administrator Premium Member

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    i bought 2 rolls at that price...couldn't beat it and could never have enough of the stuff :)
     
  13. busta

    busta PSL +15 Advanced User

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    Very stealth SHHHHHH

     
  14. Nazar

    Nazar ήσυχο ολοκληρωτής Advanced User Premium Member

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    :ssh: :D
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2012
  15. Slo-STI

    Slo-STI Learning to Walk

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    I know where to get my double sided tape when I need some. :)
     
  16. v1fan

    v1fan smeg Advanced User Premium Member

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    Good grief, why so expensive? Mil-grade tape?
     
  17. hiddencam

    hiddencam Premium Member Advanced User Premium Member

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    Report back if she fails. I tried the same thing with 3M mounting tape and it sagged annoyingly last summer with the Redline attached...but never completely fell off. Decided to rip that down and try a thin coating of chapstick on the suction cups and that worked great. I just looked at the differences between VHB and mounting tape, and looks like your huge roll there is stronger than regular mounting tape so I'm interested to see how it performs through the summer.
     
  18. Andrew21

    Andrew21 "All Blade, All The Time" Administrator Premium Member

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    I'll def let you know . Today was hot inside the car and I checked the mount. It was still holding strong. I mounted my LIs with that tape last summer and its still hanging there

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    Last edited: Apr 30, 2012
  19. Andrew21

    Andrew21 "All Blade, All The Time" Administrator Premium Member

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    That's cheap usually goes for 60-80 a roll

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  20. Cooluser23

    Cooluser23 PSL +5 Intermediate User

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    Cool. That's exactly what I was planning on doing. For a while I was thinking about using the eBay Escort mount bracket, but for the life of me I can't figure out what the difference is between attaching the VHB straight to the Escort mount, or attaching the Escort mount to this bracket first.

    Does the RD still bounce like a Jack Russel terrier on crappy roads, or did the permanent install pretty much cure that?

    Btw.: I noticed the camera by your windshield. What make/model is it? How do you like it?

    Originally I was Considering Go-Pro Hero 2, or Contour Roam/+ . What made you decide on the camera you picked?

    ---------- Post added at 02:54 AM ---------- Previous post was at 02:53 AM ----------

    Oh, what kind of VHB tape did you use, (model number) and why? I went to the 3M site and there is more than a dozen different kinds to chose from.