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Mounting body armor with double-sided tape...

No, really. This idiotic thought has been brought to you by the ever-meandering mind of X-Defector.

I hate fuxerts. Everyone hates fuxerts because they suck. Drilling into the Heep's tub is no concern, but those damn nutserts are the devil. So.....suppose one was going to mount something like AEV corner armor. Why not use tape?

3M makes this industrial double-sided foam tape. It's about 1/16th inch thick or so. One inch is guaranteed to hold 30 lbs. It's weather proof, waterproof, and the adhesive is no joke. I've used this stuff in the past and removal is definitely the hardest part. It's serious stuff. There's no way a piece of corner armor is coming off from rock impacts if its attached by this stuff. And....you avoid fuxerts and everything that comes with them.

Anyone considered something like this, much less try it? I see no compelling reason why it wouldn't work...

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I'd go with the panel adhesive before a tape. Roofs, 1/4 panels, etc are held on with nothing but that these days


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I just ripped off some chrome over lays off of my truck mirrors that was held on with that stuff. Wasn't easy but I got that shit off.
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Go buy a shit door or hood from an auto wrecker and give it a go. Tape something on and see what lets go first.

I am thinking you will peel the paint off the body panel you are attaching the tape too.
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I could see where this might work! We have used that 3M stuff on about everything automotive and has held up great! Give it a shot and let us know how it does...

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Try well nuts. I did a whole side with them, easy. Havent gotten around to fix the other side.

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You could also try silicone and glue them on.

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i would just use old gum, its all over the side walks and free.

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I didn't have anything even close to an "issue" when installing my AEV corners. The nutserts and tool worked flawlessly. It was a REALLY easy install.

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have your rear passengers just hold the AEV corners out the sides when you are getting close to trees and rocks.

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My UHF is installed with this epic double sided tape.

My rego plates are held on with it also.


I used it on the rego plate as a temporary fix. Now it won't come off at all.


I used it on the UHF so I didn't have to make any holes thinking I could remove it when I wanted. Hah. Yeh right, this stuff is on for good. lol

Can't see why it wouldn't hold body armour on. Whats the worst that can go wrong? Rips off paint? Stick it down again. Falls off? Use some nutserts or rivets.

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I don't see why everyone hates nutserts; if you have the right tool (not the crap "tool" that comes with everything) the installation is pretty easy and hassle-free.

But, I don't see why double-sided tape wouldn't work if you used enough of it. Obviously, this is pretty much JUST for corners; no way in hell would I use it on rocker armor and such...

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