Mounting screen bracket with 2-sided M3 tape

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Mounting screen bracket with 2-sided M3 tape

Post by FireFoxGR » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:39 pm

Dear all,

as the title says, I am thinking about using an M3 2-sided tape (2mm or 6mm most probably) on my original transparent GB Case (don't want to use hot glue for the obvious reasons).

I will use HoolyHoo's bracket and I plan to place the M3 tape on the sides and on the down side of the bracket where it has the most space.

I am wondering if anyone else has tried that before and if the bracket is secure eventually.. Any ideas?

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Re: Mounting screen bracket with 2-sided M3 tape

Post by VeteranGamer » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:54 pm

FireFoxGR wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:39 pm
I will use HoolyHoo's bracket and I plan to place the M3 tape on the sides and on the down side of the bracket where it has the most space.

I am wondering if anyone else has tried that before and if the bracket is secure eventually.. Any ideas?

rather than using 3M tape or something similar.....

your better of using a clear epoxy (gorilla glue or similar)....
its been used by other members with great success (IMO)....

https://sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php ... jellybelly

and you wont have any issues
(its also what I use in my builds, but they're not clear cases/shells)


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Re: Mounting screen bracket with 2-sided M3 tape

Post by FireFoxGR » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:44 am

Thanks, I am wondering though, if you glue it with epoxy and need to re-glue it later (or change the bracket itself) if there will be any marks, or leave it in an "unrecoverable" state

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Re: Mounting screen bracket with 2-sided M3 tape

Post by smoothoperator » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:32 am

Use 3M VHB 2mm. It is clear and is VERY strong. I use it in all of my builds and I have never had a failure. It's a very clean solution.

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Re: Mounting screen bracket with 2-sided M3 tape

Post by VeteranGamer » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:50 am

FireFoxGR wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:44 am
Thanks, I am wondering though, if you glue it with epoxy and need to re-glue it later (or change the bracket itself) if there will be any marks, or leave it in an "unrecoverable" state
the epoxy is a permanent fix...
you wont be able to remove the screen bracket one the epoxy has properly cured
(theres no going back, without possibly butchering things up)


smoothoperator wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:32 am
Use 3M VHB 2mm. It is clear and is VERY strong. I use it in all of my builds and I have never had a failure. It's a very clean solution.
can you clarify that you use the 2mm tape for the screen bracket
(which holds the screen in place and also has the screw post)

and maybe show some images
also provide a link for a "clear" 2mm VHB tape

thanks




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Re: Mounting screen bracket with 2-sided M3 tape

Post by FireFoxGR » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:48 am

smoothoperator wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:32 am
Use 3M VHB 2mm. It is clear and is VERY strong. I use it in all of my builds and I have never had a failure. It's a very clean solution.
Would be also interesting to see how this turned out :mrgreen:

Do you have any links on amazon on which one you used?
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Re: Mounting screen bracket with 2-sided M3 tape

Post by smoothoperator » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:39 pm

VeteranGamer wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:50 am
FireFoxGR wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:44 am
Thanks, I am wondering though, if you glue it with epoxy and need to re-glue it later (or change the bracket itself) if there will be any marks, or leave it in an "unrecoverable" state
the epoxy is a permanent fix...
you wont be able to remove the screen bracket one the epoxy has properly cured
(theres no going back, without possibly butchering things up)


smoothoperator wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:32 am
Use 3M VHB 2mm. It is clear and is VERY strong. I use it in all of my builds and I have never had a failure. It's a very clean solution.
can you clarify that you use the 2mm tape for the screen bracket
(which holds the screen in place and also has the screw post)

and maybe show some images
also provide a link for a "clear" 2mm VHB tape

thanks




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Yes, 2mm tape for the screen bracket. I put it on the face of the bracket and install it into the front case half. It works great and still allows for disassembly although it is not easy. This stuff is so strong that if I tighten the case screws too much the front of the case will distort rather than the tape letting go! I do not currently have any pictures, but I will take some of my next build and post them. Here is the link from ebay where I purchased the tape.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/33-FEET-3M-VHB ... :rk:1:pf:0

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Re: Mounting screen bracket with 2-sided M3 tape

Post by FireFoxGR » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:52 am

smoothoperator wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:39 pm
Yes, 2mm tape for the screen bracket. I put it on the face of the bracket and install it into the front case half. It works great and still allows for disassembly although it is not easy. This stuff is so strong that if I tighten the case screws too much the front of the case will distort rather than the tape letting go! I do not currently have any pictures, but I will take some of my next build and post them. Here is the link from ebay where I purchased the tape.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/33-FEET-3M-VHB ... :rk:1:pf:0
Thanks for that, I am willing to try although I can't seem to find 2mm in European stores. Do you think maybe a bit thicker would do the job (3-4mm)?

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Re: Mounting screen bracket with 2-sided M3 tape

Post by smoothoperator » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:43 am

I guess it would be a gamble. Maybe 3mm, but I think 4mm might be too wide. Forgot to mention that I also used some on the backside of the screen to keep it from shifting any in the bracket. Works really well.

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Re: Mounting screen bracket with 2-sided M3 tape

Post by FireFoxGR » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:34 am

smoothoperator wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:43 am
I guess it would be a gamble. Maybe 3mm, but I think 4mm might be too wide. Forgot to mention that I also used some on the backside of the screen to keep it from shifting any in the bracket. Works really well.
If you have any pics that you can share it would be appreciated

I have ordered 1mm and 2mm VHB tapes, let's see how this goes!

I will post the result here when I have it ready.

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