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Old 29-03-2009, 09:34   #1
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I am after press studs/fixers to hold interior panels in place. Seem to recall a NZ design which was highly praised a few years ago as holding panels more effectively than others.
Anyone come across these or other solutions to the task.
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quite often I use industrial velcro , especially on overhead deckhead liners which are foam backed fabric, the velcro should be right around the panal and stapled as well as the glue that is already on it
you need spoon handle to pry it down, alll these in pic done this way
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Old 29-03-2009, 22:12   #3
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Interesting solution. Looks great.

What is "industrial strength" velcro, and where do you get it?
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Interesting solution. Looks great.

What is "industrial strength" velcro, and where do you get it?
I do not know where you would get it, my upholstery guy supplied it, I was in NZ, BUT YOU HAVE TO PUT SOME gentle force into getting panels off
All our seat backs were held like this too
you may have seen this TV show where these men have to jump up a wall covered in velcroe, they have velcroe gloves, it demonstrates the sheer strength
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Home Depot carries it. Basically it's about 2 inches wide and both the hook and the loop rolls are sticky backed. The weak part is the adhesive.
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Home Depot carries it. Basically it's about 2 inches wide and both the hook and the loop rolls are sticky backed. The weak part is the adhesive.
right the glue melts in HOT climes, we use 3/4 wide, so if you can only find 2 inch wide, split it down the middle
so either tack it with small brass brads or staple with ss stapler
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Thanks for the info. I will check for the velcro at home depot.
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Old 30-03-2009, 00:05   #8
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One trick to keep the edges of the Velcro from peeling off or be coming unglued is to trim the edges at about 45% so the Velcro isn’t pulling the edges.
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You may also be interested in an earlier discussion at:
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The super strong velcro like product is made by 3M abd called Dual Lock. It comes in clear and black and different widths and 3 different "densities". By this I mean the number of the small "mushrooms" which lock together. Unlike velcro the material mates to itself so there is no hook strip and loop strip. EZpass uses this for their windshield mounts so many may be familiar with the product.

Some it is suitable for exterior use. You can acheive different hold strengths by using different densities for the two parts IIRC the densities are something like 100, 250 and 400 so you can use 100/100, 100,250, 100, 400 etc. up to 400/400. The two tapes together are just under 1/4" thick!

You can purchase it online from the ITape store.
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The super strong velcro like product is made by 3M abd called Dual Lock...
You can purchase it online from the ITape store.
That's the stuff!

3M’s Type 400 “Dual Lock” mushroom fastening tape has about 5x more holding power than “Velcro” hook & loop.

See the iTape Store for excellent data & application information:
3M™ Dual Lock™ Reclosable Fastener Information - Buy Dual Lock here!
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I was looking for a means to attaching removeable teak palets/slats... don't know what to call them which make up my cockpit seats. The designer builder used these grates which drain well and are comfortable to sit on perhaps better than teak which is screwed and plugged with caulked joints. We have cockpit cuchions over top anyway.

The OEM means of attachment were "bullet" type catches. The receiver was a rubber block all in chromed bronze of SS hardware which over time degraded and had to be replaced.

I am going to replace this system with DualLock which will be as strong if not stronger than the bullet catches. I place to cover the unused screw holes with the DualLock. I'll let you know how it goes. I have 1" and 2" material 250 grade.
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I'm looking forward to reading your "field" report....thanks
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