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Old 05-06-2013, 03:35 PM   #1201
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Cutting Double Sided tape in strips while on roll

I tried to cut a roll of 1" wide 3-M double sided tape into a narrower 3/8" strip while still on the roll using an exacto knife... While I could do it in 12 inch or so strips before the rubber table would not release the knife. I would prefer to have a full 15' on the roll ready to unwind and apply go when attaching the LED strip to the awning bracket underside. Has anyone found an easier method to do this (cut tape) or did you do it in a piece by piece effort?? Thanks
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:47 PM   #1202
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Narrow Tape

Try a local hobby store...they do make a narrow two face tap in a roll, its not 16'-0 long, think its only like 5'-0...at least you could get three and do it....If you are using LED's like the rest of us, they came with a sticky back...if that has come off for some reason, try something I found at Home Depot..It is in the countertop department, it is made by Fasade...It is used to hold a decorative product to the wall in a backsplash configuration...It is wider than 1", so I took and folded it over, it sticks to itself and still has two sides sticky...




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I tried to cut a roll of 1" wide 3-M double sided tape into a narrower 3/8" strip while still on the roll using an exacto knife... While I could do it in 12 inch or so strips before the rubber table would not release the knife. I would prefer to have a full 15' on the roll ready to unwind and apply go when attaching the LED strip to the awning bracket underside. Has anyone found an easier method to do this (cut tape) or did you do it in a piece by piece effort?? Thanks
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:51 PM   #1203
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I tried to cut a roll of 1" wide 3-M double sided tape into a narrower 3/8" strip while still on the roll using an exacto knife... While I could do it in 12 inch or so strips before the rubber table would not release the knife. I would prefer to have a full 15' on the roll ready to unwind and apply go when attaching the LED strip to the awning bracket underside. Has anyone found an easier method to do this (cut tape) or did you do it in a piece by piece effort?? Thanks
I cut it on my vertical band saw and keep pulling it apart after the cut.
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:18 PM   #1204
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Tape

Mine came with tape already on it. Then I went ahead a put a small dab of polyurethane on each end.
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:23 PM   #1205
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I tried to cut a roll of 1" wide 3-M double sided tape into a narrower 3/8" strip while still on the roll using an exacto knife... While I could do it in 12 inch or so strips before the rubber table would not release the knife. I would prefer to have a full 15' on the roll ready to unwind and apply go when attaching the LED strip to the awning bracket underside. Has anyone found an easier method to do this (cut tape) or did you do it in a piece by piece effort?? Thanks
I just ordered a roll off of Amazon 3M 03614 Scotch-Mount 1/2" x 15' Molding Tape
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:00 PM   #1206
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I tried to cut a roll of 1" wide 3-M double sided tape into a narrower 3/8" strip while still on the roll using an exacto knife... While I could do it in 12 inch or so strips before the rubber table would not release the knife. I would prefer to have a full 15' on the roll ready to unwind and apply go when attaching the LED strip to the awning bracket underside. Has anyone found an easier method to do this (cut tape) or did you do it in a piece by piece effort?? Thanks
I made a jig that held a 3 ft section and used a aluminum yard strict held down with three clamps. Using a carpet knife I coupled cut 36" at a time. Then I would slide the tape up 36" clean the blade with Goop sticky remover and then cut
The next section. Whole thing took maybe 15 minute once a got the system down. My work service was an old piece of Formica counter top. Didn't have to press to hard. Good luck.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:16 PM   #1207
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I was able to find the 1/2" 3M tape at my local Autozone

3M/1/2 in. x 15 ft. molding tape
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:53 PM   #1208
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Use a band saw, Vertical one if you have it.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:00 PM   #1209
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Funny that the tape thing should come up again today. About 3PM I got a call from my dad, he walked past our TT which is parked under the lean-to on his shop, after just installing the lights about 10 days ago, after cleaning the surface with alcohol 2 times and only having moved the camper about 500ft total, dad said that about 2ft of my lights were hanging down from the camper. Our first trip is on the 17th, and this Sunday I am bring the camper into our house to start loading it up. But now it looks like I will be making to trip AutoZone to get 3M tape and reinstalling them on the rail with the new tape.
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Mine sagged on the ends as well, until I used clear silicone to affix them. Just a dab on the last six inches seems to help. Pulled 60 miles or so and been 4 weeks and they still are there and feel solidly attached.
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