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Old 06-12-2008, 07:12 PM   #1
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I have an SMI system and it asks that I attach the antennas of the tow car to the windshield. I tried using double stick tape , but the New Mexico heat caused them to melt and fall off, prompting and error signal. What are you guys using?
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I have an SMI system and it asks that I attach the antennas of the tow car to the windshield. I tried using double stick tape , but the New Mexico heat caused them to melt and fall off, prompting and error signal. What are you guys using?
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Old 06-12-2008, 07:55 PM   #3
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Joe,

We are using heavy duty 3M velcro tape. It has held up in the Fresno heat very well. In the car for 4 years now, but not always in the sun.
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Thanks, I was wondering if a Velcro product might work. I will be in search of tomorrow.
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I think I will try double-stick tape as the velcro melted off an the transmitter fell on the floor. I have not had good luck with self stick velcro in a car. The adhesive just melts in the heat.
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:34 PM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BigRedLancer:
I think I will try double-stick tape as the velcro melted off an the transmitter fell on the floor. I have not had good luck with self stick velcro in a car. The adhesive just melts in the heat. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
BigRedLancer, as I understand it, Velcro comes in several incarnations. There are industrial versions that are actually designed and used in high-stress applications. I am looking for some of that. The item you buy are WalMArt is not what you should be using. The double stick tape didn't last very long on my setup in the toad due to the heat. It left a nice gummy mess on the windshield.

I suggest tat you contact one of these locations to get the straight dope:
Fastening Systems, Inc
3913 Schaefer Avenue
Chino, CA 91710
909.464.1263
909.464.1603 fax
ccolburn@fasteningsystems.com
www.fasteningsystems.com

Advance Fabrication Inc
140 Mast Street
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
800.624.3759
mike@advancefabrication.com
www.advancefabrication.com

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