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Old 16 Feb 2008, 11:53 am
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Hello everyone,new owner and proud to be a member of this forum,,a quick question about installing chrome items with the 3m tape. Is there a special procedure or method that is needed before installing these items?? Thank You!
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Old 16 Feb 2008, 04:04 pm
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Welcome to the forum Yes, the area where the 3M tape will be adhering to should be clean and free from oil, grime and wax. There's products you can pick up at any auto store that will work well.

This is from a web site:

Choosing cleaning solution

As you may know, high quality adhesives are designed to create an excellent bond on clean, smooth, weather resistant surfaces that are free of grease, wax, and also silicone. In order to achieve a long lasting bond however; the surfaces must be thoroughly prepared.

A majority of experts recommend using isopropyl alcohol on the surface then wiping it with a clean cloth.
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Old 16 Feb 2008, 08:26 pm
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Many of my "chrome" mids are put on with 3 M tape.

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Old 16 Feb 2008, 11:22 pm
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3M makes an Adhesion Promoter, that when applied after surface cleaning, will make that 3M tape stick way better.
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Old 17 Feb 2008, 08:27 am
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Thanks for the great info. will be heading out later today to pick up the sealant. Peace!
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Old 17 Feb 2008, 10:27 am
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welcome to the board !!
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Old 18 Feb 2008, 11:45 pm
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3 M Adhesion Promoter!!!
The individual blister packs are way too expensive in the box of 20.....$35 and up! Buying individual ones is likely to result in waste....not enough.....or too much for the job.
Get the adhesion promoter PEN! It's like a magic marker....lots of fluid...easy to use, and neat..not sloppy! And the price is right!
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Old 19 Feb 2008, 09:09 am
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Hi all, found the 3m promoter but did not see the PEN, Sooner,can that be bought anywhere???
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Old 19 Feb 2008, 10:38 pm
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Searched the web; wound up at Amazon.com > automotive > search for "adhesion promoter"....
The actual shipper was "kaylonmotorsports". Paid $14.98 for my pen.
Amazon.com: adhesion promoter: Automotive

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Old 20 Feb 2008, 12:45 am
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Great,,,thanks Sooner,,
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