Doube sided tape.

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Doube sided tape.

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Post by footplate1947 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:49 am

I have used for ages Double sided tape (I suppose you would call this a tool) for sticking on name and number plates on locos. Now I find I have a problem. I used up my last roll which I have had for years. The tape I am talking about is the thin stuff not the thicker foam type. It is not much thinker than Selo Tape. Perfect for fixing Name and Number plates. I went on ebay and ordered new roll of it when it arrived first time I used it, it did not stick firmly like the old stuff I have been using for years it stayed tacky and was easy to remove or move plates out of position. Unlike the old stuff which had grip like Godzilla. and once the plate was on it was on for good.

Does anybody know of a brand which is better than the one I have just bought. I tossed it in the bin. I went out and bought some more in my local shop and it was almost as bad as the stuff from ebay which by the way was from China. I dont know they call it progress.
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Post by Walkingthedog » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:55 am

I use this from Hobbycraft. Seems OK.


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Post by footplate1947 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:26 pm

Thanks Brian have ordered one to try it out. Thanks for help. John
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Post by Walkingthedog » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:37 pm

It’s very thin. Hope you have success with it John.
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Post by mijj » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:47 pm

I have ordered one as well to try :). Thanks Brian.
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Post by teedoubleudee » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:35 am

Double sided carpet tape is very strong. I've used it to secure photo backdrop onto thin ply.
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Post by Walkingthedog » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:46 am

Bit much for a loco nameplate. Perhaps a real one :D
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Post by footplate1947 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:12 am

WOW tinker and WTD ........I am learning some about double sided tapes.
I though it was all the same. It seems there is one for all different preposes. Thanks for the help chaps.......John
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Post by Walkingthedog » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:38 am

The carpet stuff is extremely strong, in fact you could probably use it to stick down a carpet.
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