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Old 01-26-2011, 12:02 PM
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I having been using velcro to hold down electronics and it just doesnt look clean. What is the best double sided tape you guys are using, or do you know of anything else that is better?

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This has been posted before but I found using the radioshack (3m rebranded) Superlock fastener is probably the strongest fastener ive seen. I could not get servo tape to hold at all.
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I really like the 3m heavy duty that I get from Lowes. The Parma tape from the hoppy shop is good too.
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Atleast get a thick double sided tape, i always use velcro because of the cushoning it provides for the electronics, and it is also easy to remove the electronics when i clean/doing maintenance on the car.
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This has been posted before but I found using the radioshack (3m rebranded) Superlock fastener is probably the strongest fastener ive seen. I could not get servo tape to hold at all.
Good surface preparation can help if you’re having adhesion problems. At the very least clean and dry, and keep your fingerprints away.

For better adhesion try a light wire brushing of the surfaces, break through surface oxidation and any possible contamination (silicone shock oil is particularly problematic), mold releases, etc.

+ on the clear with red backing servo tape. Sold under Parma and other brands, believe it's really a 3M product. Sticks well, and oddly enough it's fairly easy to clean up.
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I really like the 3m heavy duty that I get from Lowes.
+1 the 5lb stuff in the red roll. cheap and you get enough to do like 100 esc's
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+1 the 5lb stuff in the red roll. cheap and you get enough to do like 100 esc's

that stuff is good but i got this tape my grandfather gave me before he passed away. its 30 years old and works better then anyting i have used i picked my stampede up by the esc just to see how strong it was. best stuff ever!
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I use 3M mounting squares. They are 1" by 1" squares. Hold really well.

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I really like the 3m heavy duty that I get from Lowes. The Parma tape from the hoppy shop is good too.
+1 Parma is great. I find that once you let it adhere for a bit it is strong. IMO the best was MIP double sided tape. They used to come in 2 white sheets from MIP.
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1 thing I forgot to mention is before applying double sided tape I use rubbing alcohol to clean both the chassis area and bottom of the ESC. Then afterwards apply the tape.
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I use the Novak servo tape (pretty much re-badged 3M). I just clean up the areas I'm using the tape on with an alcohol wipe and stick the stuff on. It's super strong and if you need to remove something, it'll come off without ripping and leaving a mess behind.
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+ on the parma, I clean with alcohol and than heat up the tape once its on the esc with a lighter, seems to stick well. I have some 3m velcro I used on crawlers, that stuff is strong and super handy when you need to remove rec. and esc to put rc under a water hose.....lol
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I found 3M dual lock is crazy strong and easy to clean dirt and grime from as you don't have the fuzzy side, but it does have some thickness to it
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i use the 3m packs like shown in the picture, i have also used the 3m brick mounting tape, but the white squares worked better. I used velcro for a while, but often the esc would come loose over big jumps. I do use velcro for my switches and transponders though, makes swapping them between cars very easy, and gives the switches more surface to attach to.
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+1 On the Parma. No more leaving nasty messes behind.
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