Ultra-High Bond Tapes (UHB/VHB)

Ultra-High Bond Tapes (UHB/VHB)
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The ultra-high bond or UHB double sided tape and the very-high bond or 3M branded VHB double sided tape are double sided tapes that have a very strong adhesive. Some of the uses for these tapes include attaching automotive interior and exterior trim on vehicles and for replacing rivets and spot welds. If you need to create a strong, permanent bond between two substrates these are the tapes to look at.

The main thing to be aware of when applying these tapes is that they have a 1 to 24 hour dwell time which means the adhesive bond will not fully set until that time has elapsed. The surfaces being applied to should be completely dry and free of any debris or cleaning solvents when the tape is applied and its always best to try and provide pressure during the dwell time and if the item being attached is vertically mounted try to support the weight of the item during this time.

These tapes adhere very well to high surface energy substrates like aluminum, stainless steel, glass and painted metals. If you are trying to use these tapes on lower surface energy substrates like plastics then the 3M 4952 VHB tape is specifically designed for this purpose or you can use an adhesion promoter primer like the 3M 4298 Adhesion Promoter sponge applicator packets (each packet covers approximately 150 square inches).

Popular double-sided UHB / VHB choices include the 3M Scotch 4950 VHB Tape which is used in exterior and interior structural bonding applications and is a great replacement for permanent fasteners. 4950 VHB double sided tape has a thickness of 48 mils and the adhesion to stainless steel is 400 ounces per inch. JVCC UHB45FA-G Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape is a more economical foamed acrylic. It is often used in the transport industry and its adhesion to stainless steel is 139 ounces per inch and its thickness is 43.3 mils. If you need to create a structural bond on a glass door a good clear option to look at would be the 3M 4905 VHB Tape or the JVCC DC-UHB20FA-C Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape. For automobile attachment specific applications see the 30 mil thick 3M 06376, 45 mil thick 3M 5952 VHB, or the 90 mil thick 3M 06394 Automotive Attachment Tapes.

3M VHB Tape Rules of Thumb

  • Use 4 square inches of tape for each 1 pound of weight need to hold up.
  • When choosing the thickness of the tape you need make sure the VHB tape's thickness is at least 1/2 the thickness of thinner of the two substrates you are bonding to.

VHB Tape and UHB Tape Applications

  • Attachment of a wide variety of automotive exterior and interior trim on cars, trucks, trailers and buses.
  • To replace rivets, spot welds, liquid adhesives and other permanent fasteners like bolts and screws.
  • Signs and graphic art assemblies.
  • Furniture and appliance manufacturing.
  • Permanent bonding between a wide variety of substrates such as glass, some plastics, composites, sealed wood and metals.

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3M Scotch 4298 Adhesion Promoter [Sponge Applicator Packet]
3M Scotch 4298 Adhesion Promoter [Sponge Applicator Packet]
from $1.34 to $2.11
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3M Scotch 111 Adhesion Promoter [Bottle]
3M Scotch 111 Adhesion Promoter [Bottle]
from $13.98 to $16.40
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3M Scotch 94 Tape Primer [Ampule]
3M Scotch 94 Tape Primer [Ampule]
from $0.94 to $1.73
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3M Scotch RP25 VHB Tape [25 mil / UV and weather resistant]
3M Scotch RP25 VHB Tape [25 mil / UV and weather resistant]
from $4.61 to $45.20
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3M Scotch 5952 VHB Tape  [45 mil / heavy duty mounting]
3M Scotch 5952 VHB Tape [45 mil / heavy duty mounting]
from $10.85 to $107.75
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3M Scotch AP115 Silane Glass Treatment [Spray Bottle]
3M Scotch AP115 Silane Glass Treatment [Spray Bottle]
from $8.14 to $9.83
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JVCC DC-UHB45FA-G Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [Grey Foamed Acrylic - 43 mil]
JVCC DC-UHB45FA-G Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [Grey Foamed Acrylic - 43 mil]
from $11.05 to $68.20
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3M Scotch 4910 VHB Tape [40 mil / transparent]
3M Scotch 4910 VHB Tape [40 mil / transparent]
from $9.09 to $88.00
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3M Scotch 06376 Automotive Attachment Tape [30 mil]
3M Scotch 06376 Automotive Attachment Tape [30 mil]
from $17.93 to $20.21
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JVCC DC-UHB25 Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [Solid Acrylic - 25 mil]
JVCC DC-UHB25 Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [Solid Acrylic - 25 mil]
from $22.99 to $807.98
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3M Scotch 06394 Automotive Attachment Tape [90 mil]
3M Scotch 06394 Automotive Attachment Tape [90 mil]
from $27.04 to $30.10
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3M Scotch 5958FR VHB Tape [40 mil / flame retardant]
3M Scotch 5958FR VHB Tape [40 mil / flame retardant]
from $11.53 to $112.23
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3M Scotch 06382 Automotive Attachment Tape [45 mil]
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3M Scotch 06382 Automotive Attachment Tape [45 mil]
from $37.97 to $41.90
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3M Scotch RP45 VHB Tape [45 mil / UV and weather resistant]
3M Scotch RP45 VHB Tape [45 mil / UV and weather resistant]
from $4.61 to $45.20
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3M Scotch 414/DC Extremely Strong Mounting Tape
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3M Scotch 414/DC Extremely Strong Mounting Tape
from $5.31 to $6.35
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JVCC DC-UHB45 Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [Solid Acrylic - 45 mil]
JVCC DC-UHB45 Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [Solid Acrylic - 45 mil]
from $14.98 to $241.12
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3M Scotch 4952 VHB Tape [45 mil / low surface energy]
3M Scotch 4952 VHB Tape [45 mil / low surface energy]
from $14.52 to $141.23
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JVCC DC-UHB40FA-C Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [Clear Foamed Acrylic - 39 mil]
JVCC DC-UHB40FA-C Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [Clear Foamed Acrylic - 39 mil]
from $13.14 to $96.26
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3M Scotch 4905 VHB Tape [20 mil / transparent]
3M Scotch 4905 VHB Tape [20 mil / transparent]
from $9.26 to $154.16
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3M Scotch 4010 Permanent Clear Mounting Tape
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3M Scotch 4010 Permanent Clear Mounting Tape
from $3.62 to $4.53
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JVCC DC-UHB20FA-C Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [Clear Foamed Acrylic - 20 mil]
JVCC DC-UHB20FA-C Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [Clear Foamed Acrylic - 20 mil]
from $10.52 to $102.98
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JVCC DC-UHB10FA-C Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [Clear Foamed Acrylic - 10 mil]
JVCC DC-UHB10FA-C Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [Clear Foamed Acrylic - 10 mil]
from $9.09 to $180.56
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3M Scotch 4611 VHB Tape [45 mil / general purpose]
3M Scotch 4611 VHB Tape [45 mil / general purpose]
from $6.92 to $66.46
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JVCC DC-UHB80FA-G Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [Grey Foamed Acrylic - 78 mil]
JVCC DC-UHB80FA-G Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [Grey Foamed Acrylic - 78 mil]
from $10.78 to $53.92
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JVCC DC-UHB25FA-G Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [Grey Foamed Acrylic - 25 mil]
JVCC DC-UHB25FA-G Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [Grey Foamed Acrylic - 25 mil]
from $9.83 to $54.00
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JVCC DC-UHB25FA-W Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [White Foamed Acrylic - 25 mil]
JVCC DC-UHB25FA-W Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [White Foamed Acrylic - 25 mil]
from $11.92 to $52.14
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JVCC DC-UHB60FA-G Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [Grey Foamed Acrylic - 59 mil]
JVCC DC-UHB60FA-G Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [Grey Foamed Acrylic - 59 mil]
from $12.80 to $63.46
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JVCC DC-UHB45FA-W Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [White Foamed Acrylic - 43 mil]
JVCC DC-UHB45FA-W Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [White Foamed Acrylic - 43 mil]
from $11.92 to $59.42
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3M Scotch 4950 VHB Tape [45 mil / general purpose]
3M Scotch 4950 VHB Tape [45 mil / general purpose]
from $12.05 to $360.88
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JVCC DC-UHB60 Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [Solid Acrylic - 60 mil]
JVCC DC-UHB60 Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [Solid Acrylic - 60 mil]
from $17.05 to $224.88
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JVCC DC-UHB60FA-C Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [Clear Foamed Acrylic - 59 mil]
JVCC DC-UHB60FA-C Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [Clear Foamed Acrylic - 59 mil]
from $12.73 to $63.15
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3M Scotch 4941 VHB Tape [45 mil / multi purpose]
3M Scotch 4941 VHB Tape [45 mil / multi purpose]
from $13.24 to $501.65
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JVCC DC-UHB120FA-W Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [White Foamed Acrylic - 118 mil]
JVCC DC-UHB120FA-W Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [White Foamed Acrylic - 118 mil]
from $20.00 to $98.27
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JVCC DC-UHB80 Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [Solid Acrylic - 80 mil]
JVCC DC-UHB80 Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [Solid Acrylic - 80 mil]
from $23.54 to $283.06
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JVCC DC-UHB80FA-W Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [White Foamed Acrylic - 78 mil]
JVCC DC-UHB80FA-W Ultra High Bond Double Coated Tape [White Foamed Acrylic - 78 mil]
from $11.38 to $56.67
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3M Scotch 5906 VHB Tape [6 mil / black]
3M Scotch 5906 VHB Tape [6 mil / black]
from $4.24 to $77.00
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