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Old 07-01-2024, 07:08 PM   #61
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Thanks for all the responses. I think Iíll go the tape route before I drill any holes. A lot easier to recover from
3M VHB tape is what you want. has a red backing, comes in a wide range of widths and thicknesses. in hardware stores, its retailed as '3M Mount Extreme'

I second the emotion, wipe the surfaces with isopropyl alcohol and let that evaporate before applying. I would apply it to the 'tabs' on the leveler, trim any overhang, then peel the red layer and stick to the trailer. you get one shot, once it touches its stuck.

if you need to remove VHB, use a thin steel wire between two wooden handles sort of like a garrote, cut through the foam with this wire, then clean whats left behind with WD-40 and a lot of patience. once you've removed the adhesive, clean the surface with soapy water to remove the oils from the WD-40, and wipe dry.
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Old 07-01-2024, 09:18 PM   #62
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if you need to remove VHB, use a thin steel wire between two wooden handles sort of like a garrote, cut through the foam with this wire, then clean whats left behind with WD-40 and a lot of patience. once you've removed the adhesive, clean the surface with soapy water to remove the oils from the WD-40, and wipe dry.
Fishing line also works if you don't have steel wire. I don't recall the test I used, it may be 20 or 30 lb. test. Try whatever you've got. Also, a little heat helps to soften the tape along with the WD-40.
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Fishing line also works if you don't have steel wire. I don't recall the test I used, it may be 20 or 30 lb. test. Try whatever you've got. Also, a little heat helps to soften the tape along with the WD-40.
Warm day, a little blow drier swipping action on "LOW" if needed. Sometimes you don't even need extra heat or external devices, they just peel right off.

If in doubt, like you, use Fishing Line or Dental Floss, never steel wire.
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[QUOTE=John in Santa Cruz;471791]3M VHB tape is what you want. has a red backing, comes in a wide range of widths and thicknesses. in hardware stores, its retailed as '3M Mount Extreme'

I second the emotion, wipe the surfaces with isopropyl alcohol and let that evaporate before applying. I would apply it to the 'tabs' on the leveler, trim any overhang, then peel the red layer and stick to the trailer. you get one shot, once it touches its stuck.

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