Well after reading all the posts here I got my lights, did the prep work in the pass thru, cut my lights to length and siliconed the end.
Tonight was the "install" the strip night. EXCEPT the outdoor fancy 3M super sticky tape will not stick to my light strip.
Sticks to anything else, just not the strip.
My strip is totally encased in a silicone sleeve. I am trying an experiment with a short piece. Ran some silicone seal on the strip then put the piece of 3M tape on it. Will check in the morning and see if it has good adhesion. If that doesn't work I'm stumped.