Sticking stuff on the roof of your van

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  1. peter

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    Hi, I just thought anybody planning on doing the above might be interested in a new type of double sided tape I've found. It's called Mammoth Tape and it is not cheap at £3.99 for a 2.5 Mtr roll. But boy does this stuff stick, you have to be careful with placement, as it sticks instantly on contact, and is very hard to remove. I've just used it to stick two 100 watt semi flexible solar panels on my van and the mounting plate for my Snipe satellite dish. Dead easy and very clean professional looking job it looks too, and it's ready to use immediately, so saving a great deal of time and mess. As a belt and braces measure I did run a small bead of Silicone around the edges to stop any water creep under the units. Which would be nigh on impossible anyway as the adhesive is like a gel type mastic material and is very sticky and flexible, being about one millimetre thick.
    Give a try, I think you will be well pleased, as you can use it to stick anything to anything. By the way I bought it at my local B&M (BM?) store.
     
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    Hey-up Peter ... I didn't realise you were a funster too! :)

    I've just realised you've 'moved' from Boston ... trying to get away from me in my static no doubt! :ROFLMAO:
     
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    Hi Peter, I didn't realise you had come over.:hi:

    Sounds good for that type of panel. Not so sure on the sat dish I'd rather use proven adhesives, will you let us know when it falls off.::bigsmile:
     
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    As I posted on a 'solar panel' thread the other day, some flexi panels now come with the adhesive tape already on so you can just stick them down, but I wasn't so sure about it ... if you need to remove them I bet its a s*d of a job. :rolleyes:
     
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    I joined as a lurker years ago. But just decided to cough up the 15 quid, as I kept getting banned from the MMM forum for being intolerant to a couple of the pompous fools on there. It's boring as hell now so who cares, not me.
     
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    I can't think why you'd want to remove them as they are cheap as chips now. But if you needed to if they were faulty you would use piano wire or guitar string to shear the adhesive, as it's thick enough to get the wire under there.
     
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    :D Nothing changes then! I got fed up of it ages ago when I had some nasty stalkers who were a right pain in the bum; the forum's a shadow of it's former self now and on the very rare occasion that I pop in (usually just to see if anyone's sent me a private message) and have a look at the odd thread, I see that it's still the usual suspects having a snipe at each other ... sooooooo boring! Quite a few have seen the light and come over to the fun forum and so far none of the really nasty ones ... at least I don't think they have! :rolleyes:

    You'd better behave yourself on here though otherwise you'll be in trouble!;)
     
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    the tensile strength of 70nm per 25mm is pretty good but I am worried about the stable temperature range. still think i will stick with urethane based adhesives like sikaflex as its not affected by heat. thankyou for posting about mamoth tape though and please keep us informed how well it continues to perform in use. technology is always moving forward
     
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    Looks good stuff, please update us as to how it works out under pressure.

    Stopped at mmm due to bickering.
     
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    Now I wonder who they are.:D:D:D
    Same reason I'm not very active on there anymore.
     
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    Yes, can do without the hassle
     
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    Double sided tape still holding up well. Both on Sat' dish and flexi panels. Did 2000 miles in France a couple of weeks ago and I don't hang about on the road. Had a load of rain as well, which tested the bonds well.
    I'd have no hesitation in using it again. Goodbye to all the faffing about and mess of using Sikaflex etc.
     
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    Thanks for letting us know how you've got on with your sticky stuff Peter! I'll have to go and get some as I'm sure it'll come in handy for a some jobs I've got planned. :)

    PS: I assume you heard about Eddie (Judgemental) ?
     
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    Thanks for letting us know how you've got on with your sticky stuff Peter! I'll have to go and get some as I'm sure it'll come in handy for a some jobs I've got planned. :)

    PS: I assume you heard about Eddie (Judgemental) ?
     
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