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Led strip glue + heat = unsticking

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by Devrij, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. Devrij

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 23, 2009

    Posts: 12,499

    Location: Chippenham

    How does everyone overcome this? Whether it's case lighting or behind your monitor, it always seems like the the led strips I've bought eventually succumb to gravity after the warmth weakens the adhesive. Once that happens it's game over as dust gets into the adhesive.

    How do I deal with this without resorting to superglue?
     
  2. GSXR Gaz Mc

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 2, 2009

    Posts: 944

    Location: barrow in furness cumbria

    i used a glue gun on mine just blobs over the top every few inches but i only have them on the back of my desk
     
  3. xb8browney

    Mobster

    Joined: May 19, 2005

    Posts: 4,805

    Location: Sunderland

    I've got a few trips and I use GORILLA GLUE 3044101 1.5 m Heavy Duty Double Sided Mounting Tape - Clear

    I just cut a few small bits off and it's been solid on my strips.
     
  4. Devrij

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 23, 2009

    Posts: 12,499

    Location: Chippenham

    That mounting tape sounds good. Have you tried it anywhere that gets warm like in your case?
     
  5. ree

    Hitman

    Joined: Aug 22, 2016

    Posts: 729

    buy the magnetic led strips if its for case lighting as they never fall off.
     
  6. Devrij

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 23, 2009

    Posts: 12,499

    Location: Chippenham

    I Didn't realise that was a thing. I'll definitely check that out as I was after something non permanent and that sounds ideal
     
  7. ree

    Hitman

    Joined: Aug 22, 2016

    Posts: 729

    yeah i got the bitfenix alchemy 2.0 strips ages ago they are excellent.
     
  8. Habakkuk

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 7, 2017

    Posts: 843

    Kapton tape can also work - it's a thin-film polymer.

    It's heat stable & won't leave residue.