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Old 10-16-2011, 06:54 AM   #1
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Default What is the best servo tape???

I am having real problems keeping components on the chassis of my touring car with the servo tape I am using.
It is now getting hot here in Australia and my current servo tape seems to get tacky and then lose what ever it is holding.

I need a good strong tape and one that will peel of when required.

So what is the best Servo Tape?
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Old 10-16-2011, 06:59 AM   #2
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Shoe goo.

But not if you change electrics all the time.
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:06 AM   #3
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This. Sticks to everything, stays flexible and sticky in any weather or temperature, and comes off cleanly and easily when you need to change or fix things.

Or 3M trim tape from the auto parts store.
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I used to use Parma religiously. Good stuff. Then I found a roll of tape at Home Depot that is just as good and comes in a roll of 60ft for $14. But the best stuff out there is made by TOP.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...dhesive-Tape-2
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If you use parma tape, whatever you do....DO NOT TOUCH THE TAPE! I've noticed that once you touch it, it's over. If you can get the tape on without touching it though, good luck removing it lol. I use BRP tape with good results. I REALLY like the 3M VHB that comes with novak speed controls though, looks like parma but without the touching issue.
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I second the shoe goo and as for servo tape... I always use grey indoor out door mounting tape by 3M. Which I think they quit selling. I used to buy it at CVS, K Mart and it's not at any of them now. They still have it available under a different brand at Discount Auto Partz. Its far stronger than any servo tape Ive ever bought. Ive actually busted ESC cases trying to remove them. I learned you just cant pull it off. Gotta go under the case with a flat head screw driver. But after 30-40 RC's and prob. 100 different electronics Ive found the grey stuff to be far superior to any "servo tape"
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I'm using the shoe goo to mount an LRP fan to the chassis. Its strong enough for me to pick the car up by the fan if I want!

I was running low on conventional servo tape though and on such a strong recommendation ordered the Parma stuff. $10 shipped on ebay.

Also you can get shoe goo from Athletes Foot stores, it cost me $12. I believe Rebel Sport sell it too.
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I'm using the shoe goo to mount an LRP fan to the chassis. Its strong enough for me to pick the car up by the fan if I want!

I was running low on conventional servo tape though and on such a strong recommendation ordered the Parma stuff. $10 shipped on ebay.

Also you can get shoe goo from Athletes Foot stores, it cost me $12. I believe Rebel Sport sell it too.
+100 for the TOP tape. I have been using the grey indoor/outdoor 3M tape for years and thought it was the best thing ever. I can actually use the TOP tape to mount a servo in my 12th now. The only reason I don't use the TOP tape for everything is the cost. The 3M tape works more than well enough for all my electronics.

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+1 for the Parma servo tape.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...Tape-1x36-Roll
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Any servo tape to locate it where you want it and to give it a little shock absorbsion, and a small dab of ShoeGoo on all 4 corners to hold it firmly. Did this before we even had servo mounts. Never had anything come loose.
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Mate go to Bunning and get the 3M stuff it holds up to 5kg.
Iam in QLD and it holds my gear in.
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Really like the Novak tape.
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THE best is the old " Bolink" stuff which is now sold by RJSpeed.com. it even says that on the package.....
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