Double sided tape to attaching wraps

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    KILTED COWBOY

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    I have heard some folks use a good quality double sided tape to attach vacuformed wraps to body tubes instead of the spry adhesive.
    Has anyone used this method and willing to give my your opinion/advise on this method?
     
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    I have not used tape for wraps, but over time it usually lets go.
     
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    That's an interesting idea... If you can find a way to bond the edges it might hold up even if the tape releases eventually.
     
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    I have used 3M #465 double sided tape (available on Amazon) with good results. I have also used Beacon Foam Tac, also with good results. I prefer the Foam Tac on the larger wraps. If the starting or ending edges aren't flush with either method, a little CA can fix it.
     
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    Both Saturn's pictured here used 3M double sided laminating tape. Both built around 2002. There has not been any lifting of the wraps. I don't remember exactly what the number was but it is probably on the old Apogee Saturn instruction CD. I have also used this method on Estes Saturn Vs and on some of the wraps on the Sirius Saturn V. The best advise I can give is remove around a half inch of the tape and fold it back so that you can check alignment on the tube. Then when happy remove the backing while pulling ( stretching ) the wrap around the tube. When trimming the wraps allow for the thickness of the adhesive. Saturns.jpg
     
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