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My crome strip on the right saddle bag keeps coming loose and I keep pushing it back on. I have tried the auto zone tape but it does not hold well. I had to remove the strip to do a repair (not to the plastic). Now can not find a tape that holds well.
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Did you remove all the old tape residue? When I do and install like this I use some rubbing alcohol to clean up the plastic before tape install. Molded plastic pieces need a release agent to keep from sticking to the molds when manufactured.

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3M make a few. They come in narrow or wide strips. Lowe's or Home Depot.



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Gorilla Snot???? Try This!!!

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My crome strip on the right saddle bag keeps coming loose and I keep pushing it back on. I have tried the auto zone tape but it does not hold well. I had to remove the strip to do a repair (not to the plastic). Now can not find a tape that holds well.

You might try 3M Weatherstrip Adhesive (otherwise know as "Gorilla Snot")! Follow the instructions on the tube and just be careful...'cause you will find out how it earned its name! Don't use too much or it will squeeze out around the sides. This stuff works!!!!!

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My crome strip on the right saddle bag keeps coming loose and I keep pushing it back on. I have tried the auto zone tape but it does not hold well. I had to remove the strip to do a repair (not to the plastic). Now can not find a tape that holds well.
You specifically need the "exterior" rated 3M tape - it is grey and has a red backing. Clean both mounting surfaces with alcohol first and make sure you apply the tape when it is warm - 70F or better. You'll need to cut it into some thin strips and place some near the top and bottom of the piece you are going to attach, less is best. Insert the back of the trim into the notch at the rear of the saddle bag, then press the rest of it along to the front. Push HARD.

If it is colder than 70 the visco foam backing does not compress very well to irregularities or curves, and the glue does not stick. A hair dryer works great to get both surfaces warmed up.
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You might try 3M Weatherstrip Adhesive (otherwise know as "Gorilla Snot")! Follow the instructions on the tube and just be careful...'cause you will find out how it earned its name! Don't use too much or it will squeeze out around the sides. This stuff works!!!!!
Awesome stuff on rubber weather stripping, but unfortunately it won't work for plastic on plastic.


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I second the stuff RonKMiller recommends. It holds my computer speakers to the side of my monitor. Also used it to hold my decorative license plate frame to the rear door of my car to stop the annoying rattle every time I closed the door. I got mine at WalMart.
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Cool 3M Tape more than adequate

Worked on a project 15 years ago with 3M and is was the preferred method to attach truck bodies to frames for industrial box vans and trucks. Outperformed welding, bolting, screwing and riveting in fatigue, rust, mechanical and environmental tests in overall ownership and fleet maintenance.

So all you need to do is find the right stuff, provide for proper surface preparation and apply it correctly - will most likely meet all your requirements.

Most body shops and 3M tape distributors can help. But since you need so little the red backed tape mentioned should do the trick - it is just one of the commercial grades you can try out . . .

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I have tried the auto zone tape but it does not hold well. I had to remove the strip to do a repair (not to the plastic). Now can not find a tape that holds well.
Like Ron said, you need the right stuff. 3M makes Automotive Attachment Tape, which is what we often use at H-D to put medallions on fuel tanks. Make sure surfaces are cleaned (with alcohol) and warm.

There are many varieties of 3M's Automotive Attachment tape - the gray stuff (0.030" thick), white (0.045" thick, stronger than gray), and two blacks (0.045" and 0.060" thick, the strongest of all double-stick tapes on Earth). You can find 3M's product info here and here, and you can buy some of the stuff at Amazon here. I would go with this stuff.

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Another vote for the 3M exterior tape, grey with red backing. It works great on everything I've used it for so far. Echoing what RonKMiller said, just be sure that you clean both surfaces VERY well and make sure that the tape and the material to be adhered are warm (70F -ish).

Fair warning, though. You have to be really careful with this stuff. My wife used a oiece of this tape and now I can't get her off my back

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Fair warning, though. You have to be really careful with this stuff. My wife used a oiece of this tape and now I can't get her off my back

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Thanks to Ron and all for the info and help. I will diffidently keep this away from my wife.
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