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Old 04-18-2016, 03:04 PM   #11
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I just put a new LED strip on my camper and the first time I started to pull off the paper backing on the sticky strip the whole strip came off. It didn't look like anything was wrong but it want sticky. After close examination I found that the sticky strip was actually pulling off with paper. Once I got only the paper to peel off then it worked great. Just a heads up for anybody with this issue.
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Old 04-18-2016, 03:19 PM   #12
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Did you use the 3M molding tape?
Yes same as Crunchman! Youroo!!
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:17 PM   #13
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Has anyone purchased any covered channeling where you could permanently attache the channel and just slide in the LED strip. Seems like that would make great sense since these do fail.
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:20 PM   #14
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Old 04-18-2016, 10:42 PM   #15
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Has anyone purchased any covered channeling where you could permanently attache the channel and just slide in the LED strip. Seems like that would make great sense since these do fail.
There were a few here that went the channel route. The stuff is expensive, the tape is cheap. The lights are from China and do fall. You can make 'em stick like crazy for under $20 and buy a new set for the same $. Don't over think it.
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Old 04-18-2016, 10:58 PM   #16
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I Wiped the area down with alcohol, used 1/4 " 3m Auto molding tape and my lights have been up for 3 yrs now.
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Old 04-19-2016, 08:59 AM   #17
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Simple the strip dose not have any adhesive left on it, send it back and get a new strip!
As for from china i will bet from the cheapest to the most expensive "will all come from china" but it always comes down to the quality control of the "company"!
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:33 AM   #18
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For all of you using using the VHB or molding tape. Are you purchasing the LED light strip with or without the adhesive on the back? I would think since all this 3M stuff is so good that using an strip WITH adhesive just adds an additional possible failure point of the adhesive separating from the strip.
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For all of you using using the VHB or molding tape. Are you purchasing the LED light strip with or without the adhesive on the back? I would think since all this 3M stuff is so good that using an strip WITH adhesive just adds an additional possible failure point of the adhesive separating from the strip.
When I installed mine, I bought the ones that came with the Chinese version of sticky tape.
1) I cleaned the rail on the camper (awning rail) with alcohol.
2) Remove 2' at a time of 1 side of the backer on the 3M moulding tape and stick it on the rail the full length across.
3) Remove 2' at a time of the sticky tape backer on the LED's and stick the lights on to the previously installed 3M tape.
No problems since april 2013.
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