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Thread: Velcro - Industrial Strength and Weather Resistant?

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    Slowpoke & Proud of It! BRADFORDBENN's Avatar
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    Question Velcro - Industrial Strength and Weather Resistant?

    So I was at the Office MegaLow Mart getting some office stuff and saw Velcro Brand Industrial Strength and Weather Resistant Hook and Loop Fasteners. So I was thinking, "I wonder is this works? I am sure another rider would know, after all it is almost as good as duct tape for putting goodies on a bike."

    So two questions:

    1) Is Velcro the removable version of duct tape? Fixes everything.
    2) If anyone has tried this stuff, how did it work out?

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    I've just gotta believe that Velcro is one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century, along with radio, TV, the computer and the sports bra ...

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    another option

    When I worked in the hospital we used a different product. It looked like a bunch of little plastic mushrooms on a sheet. It was all the same, no "hook" or "loop." Best of all it was solid plastic, not fabric like, so it didn't soak up water. It held great, cleaned up well and you had to twist to remove, not just rip it off. Haven't seen it in years but it would be great for attaching things to tank, dash, fairing, etc.

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    Velcro and the copycat stuff is the greatest stuff going.3M makes the plastic stuff. I will try and find out the number tomorrow at work. We get it from NAPA.

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    Considering fish's GPS jumped out of its velcro perch while we were on our way to the 49'er not once, but twice, I'd say it's not.

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    Originally posted by KBasa
    Considering fish's GPS jumped out of its velcro perch while we were on our way to the 49'er not once, but twice, I'd say it's not.

    dave
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    velcro?

    Several years ago I discovered a variation on velcro, I believe by Scotch, called Poly-lock, ( not sure on the spelling). It was the self-adhesive, one piece, stuck-to-itself item. Some hardware stores carried it on rolls, others have it in blister pack of strips. It appears to be the same stuff that Aeroflow has for attaching the headlight protectors. Using sufficient of it, one almost needs a prybar to separate it.

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    Re: another option

    Originally posted by oilhed
    It looked like a bunch of little plastic mushrooms on a sheet. It was all the same, no "hook" or "loop." Best of all it was solid plastic, not fabric like, so it didn't soak up water.
    Saw it again. It came with both my Mobil Speedpass and EZpass. Stuff is great! It's made by 3M and called Dual Lock. Great stuff!

    MarkF

    Last edited by MarkF; 06-16-2003 at 10:48 PM.

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