Best way to re-apply solarwing

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Best way to re-apply solarwing

Postby Rex 2.0 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:25 pm

The corners of my solar wing are starting to popup and I want to reinstall it before it flies off going down the highway. The initial install was some kind of double sided tape and some liquid that got applied to the surfaces before the tape. When I got mine though the liquid solution was mostly dried up.

Thoughts or ideas on what to use to re-install it.


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Re: Best way to re-apply solarwing

Postby diedemus » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:07 am

The liquid is usually a cleaner to make the tape stick correctly, the tape is generally 3m automotive tape. I would remove it completely, reclean it, then use a heatgun on the leading edge to form it back to the glass a bit.



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Re: Best way to re-apply solarwing

Postby berettaboi » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:16 am

yes, clean your glass and the are of the solar wing that attaches to the window really well. glass cleaner and a flat razor blade (always use the glass cleaner or water with the blade...lubrication), for the solar wing mounting area, possibly even scuff it up slightly with fine sandpaper, more for the double sided tape to grab.

good quality 3m double sided tape like used on body moldings (is that all that came on it initially? same as outside mounting ventshades...). alcohol wipes to clean the glass... not really needed if you razor blade clean it.


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Re: Best way to re-apply solarwing

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:49 am

Definately heat it up and try to bend it to form to the glass better... Otherwise you'll still have pull against whatever you stick it with and it will eventually pull up again.



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Re: Best way to re-apply solarwing

Postby Bman Gtz » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:32 pm

I have actually taped it off and went to a windshield place and had them bead around the edges with the same stuff they use on windshields, then flatten it out, had worked great.


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Re: Best way to re-apply solarwing

Postby Styluss » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:34 pm

3M double sided adhesive tape. I have used it twice in the past with GREAT success.

And yes, without minor modification to the wing, those corners WILL pop back up in mere months.


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Re: Best way to re-apply solarwing

Postby Rex 2.0 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:54 pm

Thanks everyone. 3m double sided tape and a heat gun it is.


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Re: Best way to re-apply solarwing

Postby 1990BerettaGTZ2.3L » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:49 pm

Best way to get the 2 sided 3m tape to permanetly stick is some lacquer thinner or now they call it wash thinner, appy some with paper towel or cloth wher the tape would stick and it really bonds well where it was cleaned with that I've tryied rubbing alcohol and ppg dx330 wax and grease remover and it doesn't bond as well trust me I work with the stuff everyday lol


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Re: Best way to re-apply solarwing

Postby Lothurin » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:46 pm

i know this is a old post, but to some that are still having this problem i have heard a lot of good things about "3M Scotch Clear Mounting Tape #4010"




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