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Old 01-28-2009, 10:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Best tape for attaching simple wheel skirts?

I might be going on a fairly long road trip this weekend. I would like to make some simple wheelskirts. Just a half-circle of coroplast, taped over the wheel well.

The question is what is the best type of tape to use? IMHO, Painters tape is too week, and I've used colored duct tape before but it leaves a residue on my car...

I haven't used regular silver duct tape on my car before, and I do have a roll of clear duct tape (which I am thinking might leave less residue?)...

What would you guys suggest? I don't have the time to build brackets or anything.

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3m double sided trim adhesive. It comes off with goof off.
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Is that the black gooey stuff that holds ventvisors on?
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Yep.
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Goof off won't damage the paint will it?
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Read the can - I don't believe it works on urethane based paint (so that would be a no).

I'm actually pretty sure it only works on the adhesives. If you don't trust it, use Orange clean and buff the spot when you're done.
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I haven't seen exactly what Christ is talking about, but I highly recommend 3M Double-Sided Duck Tape. Holds really well but still peels off easily and cleanly. It's thick and gummy, and will even restick really well up to a point. I've had my cab Kamm stuck on for a month now with that stuff. But as with other adhesives, cold damp weather will make it uncooperative, so pick your moments.

And Goof Off gets a thumbup, too. No problems on the car paint at all. Try Goof Off 2 in a spray.

Also for a 1-sided tape, I've gotten stronger and cleaner results with Gorilla Tape than Duck.

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same stuff, only you're getting the home depot version... I usually end up w/ the body shop/OEM version.
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Yeah, I already have 4 rolls of spare tape for my ventvisors, so I'll just use that tomorrow morning it's off tithe car wash for me and hopefully Ill get them installed before work

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A good hand waxing and buffing before installing the tape will improve adhesion, and (for some reason ) it will also make it less likely to damage paint in the event of melting due to direct sunlight or heat, or overexposure to the elements.

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