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Old 09-27-2017, 08:09 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: SMD LED tape based light fixture

I can't use an adhesive, or even double sided tape, because I would then have to remove the existing double sided tape, without damaging the LEDs. Otherwise, the double sided tape would just release from the LED tape later. My idea is to get the best bond I can from that existing double sided tape, and use a bead of some kind of sealant along the edges of the tape so it takes some or all of the weight of the LED tape.

I was looking for a silicone product that comes in a tube so I could extrude out the bead easily. That lead me to the Sugru, which I had never heard of. It seems to be more expensive than it could be, but if it actually works as well as it is advertised to work it would be worth it. I have used silicone bathroom grout for similar purposes, but the Sugru might be easier to use.
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