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We all know why we use this, so thought I'd share this newly posted video! I'm glad I've always been a big lover of 3M products! But I concede. Time to buy some LLPT tape.

 
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this is the nerdiest video ever and I just love it. Time to find some LLPT tape.

Edit: Found some on Amazon. Ordered a roll of 1" clear and 1" black.
 
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I removed my suction cups from my stock DFR9 mount and permanently mounted with the Gorilla tape. Very solid. If it ever fails I'll use some LLPT. Cool video.
 

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I think have seen the vid before. No 3M? Mine version looks like the Trex one...
 

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I think have seen the vid before. No 3M? Mine version looks like the Trex one...
That video was first published today. 3M featured prominently in each test and generally scored well in performance and value.

One thing this video didn’t test is what it’s like to get it back off again later. Having recently unmounted three things odd the front windshield and one off the rear, all 3M VHB, I can say sometimes it’s not bad and sometimes it’s a pain. And that’s with a single reputable manufacturer of premier name brand stuff. YMMV with random Chinese knockoffs.
 
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I saw a similar test early so skipped through this one. For removing, why it be good sometimes but not always?
 

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I saw a similar test early so skipped through this one. For removing, why it be good sometimes but not always?
There are multiple variations/formulations, depends on how many years it’s been in place, who knows. I just know that sometimes it comes off fairly easily, but sometimes it requires elbow grease and rubbing alcohol.
 

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ugh good point. I've always had good luck with VHB when it comes to removals. Clean.

Order cancelled! Sticking to what I know.
 

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ugh good point. I've always had good luck with VHB when it comes to removals. Clean.

Order cancelled! Sticking to what I know.
Didn't mean to wreck the party! I just have had some really rough times removing cheap adhesives from surfaces, especially decal materials, I've also seen some adhesives (particullary cheaper duct/duck tape) etch into surfaces such as aluminum. When it comes to paint or surfaces I don't want to wreck, I trust 3M to work well. (This is not an endorsement or paid sponsership, just personal experience.)
 

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This is not an endorsement or paid sponsership
No? 3M hasn’t secretly rolled wheelbarrows full of cash to your door to use your vast internet guerrilla marketing clout to covertly push their massively successful products on a niche niche radar detector forum?
 

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No? 3M hasn’t secretly rolled wheelbarrows full of cash to your door to use your vast internet guerrilla marketing clout to covertly push their massively successful products on a niche niche radar detector forum?
I started sounding like an infomercial, never to many disclaimers!

A comment about the video, kind of a different way to do a shear test. I would prefer to have a straight up on the joint rather than allowing the joint to be so flexible.
 

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We all know why we use this, so thought I'd share this newly posted video! I'm glad I've always been a big lover of 3M products! But I concede. Time to buy some LLPT tape.

Been subscribed to his channel since he did a test on Sea Foam. He does good job. I have suggested couple of improvements from time to time. So have others. He reviews and modifies his tests. Seems like a great guy. Now making good cash as YouTube celebrity.
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That video was first published today. 3M featured prominently in each test and generally scored well in performance and value.

One thing this video didn’t test is what it’s like to get it back off again later. Having recently unmounted three things odd the front windshield and one off the rear, all 3M VHB, I can say sometimes it’s not bad and sometimes it’s a pain. And that’s with a single reputable manufacturer of premier name brand stuff. YMMV with random Chinese knockoffs.
Excellent point. I used 3M on wood deck to mount LED rope lights all the way around under railing. When staining, had to remove. Was on for few years. It is not as elastic as some of the clear shown in video. But, it rolled right off, no residue to mess up the stain application. Wood railing, plastic rope light. I wonder how the heat on glass would affect removal of the tape with some of the brands. Project Farm would do a quick follow up test on this if enough people ask.
 
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I removed my suction cups from my stock DFR9 mount and permanently mounted with the Gorilla tape. Very solid. If it ever fails I'll use some LLPT. Cool video.
That Gorilla tape kicks @ss! Every time I move a perm tape mount I use it to re-mount the brackets. I've had no problems with it, till it's time to remove it! It's no worse than the 3m tape however. The heat or cold doesn't affect it at all.
 
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It really depends on what you are using the double sided tape for. I use double sided tape to hold the GPS mount of my Viofo A119 V2 to the windshield (I use that camera in rental cars only). Well, the night before I was leaving Chile, I parked at the hotel and decided to switch to the suction cup (non GPS) mount so that I didn't have to fumble around with trying to get the thing off the window at the airport. I tried pulling it off the window and...well, uh oh. The thing was so stuck I couldn't pull it off. I wish I had had some weaker double sided tape...

By the way, old metal credit cards work pretty well getting stuff like that off the window (found through trial and error using whatever I had in my possession at the time). I've saved one of mine just for that purpose.
 

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For those concerned about removal : approximately use only the surface needed , like a dashcam support i place only few dots 1/4 x 1/4 ...less bad words later !

@tempnexus , i like your ultra-wide spectre of interests .
 

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Yeah, I've got both versions of the Gorilla product and it is good...

(I'll watch the video later.)
 

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Just saw this last night and thought of RDF. Couldn't find the LLPT tape anywhere. But it looks like great info is still shared. Good to see!
 

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For those concerned about removal : approximately use only the surface needed , like a dashcam support i place only few dots 1/4 x 1/4 ...less bad words later !
That’s a great suggestion. I think I’ll do exactly that in the future. If a suction cup or two are sufficient to hold something up, you don’t need the full weight-bearing capacity of a solid strip of tape.
 

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