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Old 08-01-2016, 09:12 PM   #1
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Velcro for PUGS won't stick.

I have the velcro PUGS for my Roo. I bought a good quality 3M brand hook side of the velcro on self adhesive tape. It seems to stick well when I apply it but after the bunk door sits closed up for awhile and I open it I find the tape has puckered and is coming loose. . Also it doesn't stick very well at the ends and comes off when i try to remove the PUG. I've cleaned the surface that I'm taping to with rubbing alcohol but it doesn't help. Any suggestions?

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Old 08-02-2016, 02:34 PM   #2
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Hi. Not sure what the problem may be, may have to try a different brand. I used the Velcro brand industrial strength adhesive 2" wide hook side. It's still in the same place after a couple of summers usage. I also used rubbing alcohol and let it set for 24 hours before using. I'm assuming that your Roo is similar to ours and the hook sided Velcro is in the same spot as the attached photo shows.
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Old 08-02-2016, 06:02 PM   #3
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Hi. Not sure what the problem may be, may have to try a different brand. I used the Velcro brand industrial strength adhesive 2" wide hook side. It's still in the same place after a couple of summers usage. I also used rubbing alcohol and let it set for 24 hours before using. I'm assuming that your Roo is similar to ours and the hook sided Velcro is in the same spot as the attached photo shows.
Mines exactly like yours. I ran the strip the full width of the bunk. I think mines only 1". I stand corrected i used Velcro brand also.

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Old 08-02-2016, 08:57 PM   #4
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I have the velcro PUGS for my Roo. I bought a good quality 3M brand hook side of the velcro on self adhesive tape. It seems to stick well when I apply it but after the bunk door sits closed up for awhile and I open it I find the tape has puckered and is coming loose. . Also it doesn't stick very well at the ends and comes off when i try to remove the PUG. I've cleaned the surface that I'm taping to with rubbing alcohol but it doesn't help. Any suggestions?

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I'm having the exact same problem. I was planning on redoing it all on the next trip, although I'm not sure it will be any better.
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:08 PM   #5
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I'm having the exact same problem. I was planning on redoing it all on the next trip, although I'm not sure it will be any better.
I've redone mine once with same results. I think the longer strips expand and contract with temperature and work themselves off. I'm thinking of running short 2-3" pieces in the other direction, perpendicular to the pug, like stripes. Maybe 8 or so evenly spaced. Will probably do one bunk and see how it goes. I bought a 25 yard spool so may as well try to use it.

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I was looking at some Velcro brand sticky back for auto. It has a higher temperature rating than the standard Velcro. We did notice last week if we don't fastens the cords on the pugs so tight, it didn't pull the Velcro away as much.
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I have made Velcro tape stick better by wetting around the edges with a small amount of super glue... a very small amount goes a long way. When It dries, the super glue holds the tape edges down quite well.
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I have never had any luck getting Velcro to stay stuck in High Temps !!!
I tried to make a bathroom skylight cover and stick up with Velcro,,, tried several times,,, when it would get hot,,, the adhesive would give up !!!
Even after I applied a good quality glue !!!
Then I put 3 coats of White paint on the outside of the skylight,,,
now the Velcro works !!!
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