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Adhesive tape

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Hi All

Firstly, I apologise if this topic has already been dealt with but I wouldn’t know how to actually word it to use the Search function ;)

I have a 2006 GL1800 and my question is regarding the adhesive tape used to secure the chrome embellishments to the plastic covers for the battery and non battery sides of the bike. The attachment shows the black tape that is attached to the problem part. Is this the original tape used and is it 3M VHB tape or something else? The white piece was someone else’s attempt to fix it

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I can't say if it is VHB or not, but you won't go wrong by using VHB to replace it. I have a roll of 1" VHB on hand at all times and use it for EVERYTHING. I even used it to mount my GPS to my bike (without drilling any holes) where it stayed for 5+ years before I took it off (which was tough to do).

Preparation is critical for VHB - both surfaces need to be completely clean, as smooth as possible, and free of oil - I clean the surfaces, then one more clean with rubbing alcohol. VHB tape takes time to cure - it will come off easily when first installed, but after curing, the bond is extremely strong. 3M states:

At room temperature approximately 50% of ultimate bond strength will be achieved after 20 minutes, 90% after 24 hours and 100% after 72 hours.

Colder temperatures cause longer cure times.

https://www.amazon.com/3M-Scotch-5952-V ... ref=sr_1_3
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Also...if the surface is imperfect, or has any kind of porosity, or if you want an extra-strong bond, you can apply Adhesion Promoter first, let it dry, then apply the VHB tape. This improves the strength of the bond several times over.

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I use the same stuff at work.
I did find that it will not stick to some "plastics" tho.
You can feel it.The "plastic" feels kinda slick..almost greasy no mater how you prep it.
It's feels like milk jug plastic.I think it's called polypropylene.I have to screw a piece of abs sheet to it to get the tape to stick.
Good thing the wings don't have it. :)
I did find a product "tri-polymer gutter seal" that does stick but it does stay elastic.
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virgilmobile wrote: Wed May 22, 2019 12:31 pm I use the same stuff at work.
I did find that it will not stick to some "plastics" tho.
You can feel it.The "plastic" feels kinda slick..almost greasy no mater how you prep it.
It's feels like milk jug plastic.I think it's called polypropylene.I have to screw a piece of abs sheet to it to get the tape to stick.
Good thing the wings don't have it. :)
I did find a product "tri-polymer gutter seal" that does stick but it does stay elastic.
I wonder if you gently scuffed the plastic (not scratch, just enough to get rid of the slickness/shinyness), add the adhesion promoter, if it would then stick?
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No amount of work at the surface helped.This material is different than the rest of the trim or dash.It right next to the headlight control.Its a new vehicle.I think the "plastic" is made this way so there won't be wear marks on it.
Removing the whole trim piece showed the same properties on the back so it definitely isn't a coating.
The best I can describe the material is..
Milk jug feel..Teflon..Duct tape won't even grab it.Even silicone won't bond to it...Next day it lifts off like a rubber band.
It must be polypropylene plastic or a mix with it.
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Get some GOOF OFF, cleans any surface, then go to an auto parts tore and buy some emblem 2 sided adhesive tape, works great. Or just buy replacements chrome pieces.


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