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Old 06-26-2009, 03:26 AM
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Foamies electrics etc first thing I think of is Velcro

Where can you find the best Velcro? Who makes it?

Large Wide strong adhesive backing etc...


In my quest for Velcro I rounded up the usual subjects
Wal-Mart Home Depot but they all had inferior product

My best luck came at a Sewing Shop but it was kind of pricey

Any suggestions

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Old 06-26-2009, 03:52 AM
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Velcro brand has what they call "Industrial Strength". Its grey.

I get it at my hardware store, Lowes. I'm sure its available at Home Depot and other craft stores too, I just get it at Lowes since I'm there.

Comes in 1/4 inch, 1/2, 1, 2 & 4" sections.
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Old 06-26-2009, 04:13 AM
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I tried the HD gray, and prefer the standard white. The gray is so coarse that it seems to wiggle around more. It does have more pull apart stength, however.
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:02 AM
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Not sure where I picked it up - think it was WalMart - but I have a decent sized roll of 2" wide Velcro that I use with great success. It has no adhesive backing - if I want it to stay put, I use high-temp hot glue.

I've found it's great for making battery straps - I just run an old soldering iron around the cut sides to keep it from fraying.

Oh yeah, its White.
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:04 AM
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Too strong and you start to create problems. You end up tearing up foam or balsa when you pull out the pack.

I don't see the need for more than just regular velcro, and if your worried about it holding put a velcro strap around it too.
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Wattzilla View Post
Foamies electrics etc first thing I think of is Velcro

Where can you find the best Velcro? Who makes it?

Large Wide strong adhesive backing etc...


In my quest for Velcro I rounded up the usual subjects
Wal-Mart Home Depot but they all had inferior product

My best luck came at a Sewing Shop but it was kind of pricey

Any suggestions

Thanks
I don't think it gets any better than Velcro Brand Industrial Strength. I buy mine at Wal-Mart, 2" wide by 5' long, adhesive back, black. For better adhesion to foam, I spray the foam with spray adhesive and let it dry before applying the Velcro.

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Old 06-26-2009, 01:18 PM
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You can also coat the foam with a little epoxy. Let it cure then add the Velcro.

Then when you want to change the Velcro you lift a corner and roll the Velcro off.

I too use the Industrial strength Velcro from WalMart.
If it still pulls the foam off, try a smaller piece of Velcro.

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Old 06-26-2009, 01:47 PM
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I will try the industrial strength as mentioned but my local Wally World did not carry it

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Old 06-26-2009, 02:03 PM
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I think there are 2 aspects to be explored here. The strength of the velcro bond and the strength of the glue holding the velcro to the model.

For increasing the bond of the velcro to the model, SkySharkster has recommended using a little epoxy, spreading it on the model then attaching the velcro. Other folks use the 3M 77 spray adhesive.
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Old 06-26-2009, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
I think there are 2 aspects to be explored here. The strength of the velcro bond and the strength of the glue holding the velcro to the model.

For increasing the bond of the velcro to the model, SkySharkster has recommended using a little epoxy, spreading it on the model then attaching the velcro. Other folks use the 3M 77 spray adhesive.
Thanks Keven, I've been elevated.

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Old 06-26-2009, 07:31 PM
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Paul, you do that as well? I don't remember seeing you post it, but then I am forgettful nowadays. No disrespect was intended.
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+4 on the industrial strength Velcro.

I usually can get away with just using the furry "loop" side hot glued to the battery, to act as a wedge for a foam pocket batt holder. I know it will grab unpainted EPP pretty good when using it that way with a 2 or 3 cell.

The parkzone flyer sized velcro strap works pretty good. hot glue/Sumo glue the center down with equal lengths on both ends, strap the batt, trim to length with leeway. Found the same width at the craft store.
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Modifier View Post
+4 on the industrial strength Velcro.

I usually can get away with just using the furry "loop" side hot glued to the battery, to act as a wedge for a foam pocket batt holder. I know it will grab unpainted EPP pretty good when using it that way with a 2 or 3 cell.

The parkzone flyer sized velcro strap works pretty good. hot glue/Sumo glue the center down with equal lengths on both ends, strap the batt, trim to length with leeway. Found the same width at the craft store.

Let us not forget that ever-useful non-skid shelf liner - works great under compression to keep things put. You can also use it to make a stunningly realistic CF pattern with your airbrush.
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:32 PM
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I understand the quest for the best velcro, but I've switched over to another. There must be a better way to attach a battery.
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:52 PM
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If you want the ultimate velcro, you would want 3M's version, Dual Lock, Part #MP-3541/42

Comes in a double roll box, and not cheap. Both sides are plastic fingers, instead of loop and hook versions. 5X the strength of regular velcro. Super strong adhesive backed.

You hook something together with it and it's nearly impossible to pull it apart.
I've used it in places where there wasn't a lot of support available, or places where I couldn't get into to install a strap.

I've hung 3S2100 packs on my SS's and SSX's with just the width of the fuselage rod and never manged to pull a pack off, doing loops, or hard pull outs, etc.

But you do have to be careful with it when you try and take it apart, as you can easily break what it's attached to before the velcro lets go.
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:56 PM
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This is the best deal I could find

There is a new Hobby Lobby store near here, not the RC place but the Mega Big Box Craft store, at three bucks it has all the others beat on the wide Velcro Industrial strength...





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Old 06-30-2009, 09:06 PM
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I have found that the 3M "dual lock" holds well except that have used a lesser quality sticky backing and I have found that I need to epoxy it to where I want it. Used it in 1cm sqs for the wings of my Easy Pigeon. (aslo used it to secure my gps in my truck)
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Old 07-03-2009, 05:33 PM
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Also remember that the Velcro sticky back adhesive doesn't reach full bond strength for 24 hours, so don't put it to the test too early.

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Old 07-03-2009, 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Arkitexas View Post
Also remember that the Velcro sticky back adhesive doesn't reach full bond strength for 24 hours, so don't put it to the test too early.

Rick
Wow, I was not aware of that! Should have read the instructions.............
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Old 07-12-2009, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Nitro Blast View Post
Velcro brand has what they call "Industrial Strength". Its grey.

I get it at my hardware store, Lowes. I'm sure its available at Home Depot and other craft stores too, I just get it at Lowes since I'm there.

Comes in 1/4 inch, 1/2, 1, 2 & 4" sections.
Yes on this.
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