3M Scotch 5952

3M Scotch 5952 VHB Tape [45 mil / heavy duty mounting]

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  • Color
    Black
  • Roll Size *
    Most Popular Option: 1/2 in. x 15 ft. (Black) | See Pricing Table below for additional options.
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Product Description

3M Scotch 5952 Heavy Duty Mounting VHB Tape is a double-coated black VHB adhesive tape that has an acrylic foam core. This double-coated tape has a modified acrylic adhesive on both sides of this 3M foam tape, which is highly conformable while providing exceptional adhesion to a wide range of surfaces and substrates. This includes most powder coated paints. 3M VHB mounting tape comes on a red film release liner for high visibility.

Our 3M double-sided tape (heavy duty 45-mil) gives you the simplicity and ease of a tape fastener and is perfect for many indoor and outdoor bonding applications. 3M double-sided tape (automotive, heavy-duty applications) can, in many cases, replace liquid adhesives, rivets, spot welds and other permanent fasteners.

Product Applications

  • Secure objects on trucks or travel trailers
  • Mount a GPS, cellphone or other equipment in a vehicle
  • Attach motorcycle accessories
  • Install a dashboard camera
  • Mount accessories onto your vehicle that can't be screwed down
  • Lock solar panels to the roof of a vehicle
  • Semi-permanently affix metal parts
  • Attach a metal sign to a glass door
  • Secure trim to a truck
  • Hold parts together during assembly

About the Acrylic Foam

These VHB tapes are constructed with special viscoelastic acrylic foam, which gives the foam the ability to absorb energy, in addition to stress relaxing properties. The acrylic composition gives the tape superior durability and resistance to moisture and solvents. See these 3M videos that demonstrate the advanced properties of their VHB tape.

Note: It is recommended to use 4 square inches of 5952 VHB tape for every 1 pound of load. Rough surfaces may require additional tape.

* Multiple cases may be shipped per package in order to minimize the charge for shipping.

 

Technical Information

3M Scotch 5952 VHB Tape
  • Adhesive: modified acrylic   How are adhesives different?
  • Carrier/Backing: closed cell acrylic foam
  • Release Liner: red PE film
  • Thickness: 50 mils (carrier, adhesive, liner) 45 mils (carrier, adhesive) 5 mils (liner)   What is mil thickness?
  • Adhesion: 320 ounces per inch (to stainless steel test panel)
  • Tensile Strength: 90 pounds per inch (longitudinal)
  • Application Temperature: 50°F to 100°F
  • Service/Operating Temperature: up to 250°F
  • Density: 37 pounds per cubic foot
  • Dynamic Overlap Shear: 80 pounds per square inch
  • Core: 3" diameter
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.

Alert Roll Sizes/Widths

Please note that tape rolls are NOT guaranteed to be splice-free. Tape rolls are typically cut to standard tape industry metric-cut sizes - or approx 5% narrower than the nominal size (i.e. 24mm per 1-inch of nominal width ordered).

Please contact us to inquire about pricing for full-cut widths (e.g. a 6 inch roll cut to exactly 152mm instead of 144mm).

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5952 Standard sizes

ROLL SIZEITEM # ROLLS PER CASE QUANTITY ORDERING PRICE PER ROLL PRICE PER CASE

1/4 in. x 36 yds.

5952/ 0253612

Single Roll (1-11 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (12-35 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (36-59 Rolls)

5+ Cases (>= 60 Rolls)

$43.42

$42.08

$41.38

$40.68

N/A

$504.96

$496.56

$488.16

1/2 in. x 5 yds. *5-yard roll

5952/ 05514

Single Roll (1-13 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (14-41 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (42-69 Rolls)

5+ Cases (>= 70 Rolls)

$13.12

$11.50

$11.23

$11.04

N/A

$161.00

$157.22

$154.56

1/2 in. x 36 yds.

5952/ 05366

Single Roll (1-5 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (6-17 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (18-29 Rolls)

5+ Cases (>= 30 Rolls)

$64.78

$63.10

$62.05

$61.00

N/A

$378.60

$372.30

$366.00

3/4 in. x 5 yds.*5-yard roll

5952/ 075514

Single Roll (1-13 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (14-41 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (42-69 Rolls)

5+ Cases (>= 70 Rolls)

$16.97

$15.07

$14.71

$14.47

N/A

$210.98

$205.94

$202.58

3/4 in. x 15 yds. *retail-packed

5952/ 0751512

Single Roll (1-11 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (12-35 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (36-59 Rolls)

5+ Cases (>= 60 Rolls)

$38.57

$37.32

$36.69

$36.07

N/A

$447.84

$440.28

$432.84

3/4 in. x 36 yds.

5952/ 075364

Single Roll (1-3 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (4-11 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (12-19 Rolls)

5+ Cases (>= 20 Rolls)

$84.65

$82.63

$81.26

$79.87

N/A

$330.52

$325.04

$319.48

1 in. x 5 yds. *5-yard roll

5952/ 1514

Single Roll (1-13 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (14-41 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (42-69 Rolls)

5+ Cases (>= 70 Rolls)

$21.41

$19.18

$18.72

$18.41

N/A

$268.52

$262.08

$257.74

1 in. x 36 yds.

5952/ 1363

Single Roll (1-2 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (3-8 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (9-14 Rolls)

5+ Cases (>= 15 Rolls)

$107.57

$105.19

$103.43

$101.67

N/A

$315.57

$310.29

$305.01

Nominal Tape Widths vs Actual Widths

Nominal vs. Actual Widths Zoom In

Tape rolls are cut to standard tape industry metric widths of approx. 24mm per 1-inch of nominal width ordered. As a result ACTUAL tape widths are normally 5% narrower than the NOMINAL width shown in inches. Examples:

  • 1" Nominal width = 15/16" (24mm) Actual width
  • 2" Nominal width = 1-7/8" (48mm) Actual width
  • 3" Nominal width = 2-13/16" (72mm) Actual width

Note that tape rolls are NOT guaranteed to be splice-free.

3M Scotch 5952 VHB Tape  [45 mil / heavy duty mounting]
hot melt rubber (synthetic)
Offers the widest range of application flexibility available. Exhibits excellent processing performance whether manually or automatically applied. Has superior tensile strength, adhesion properties and holding force which ensures consistent, reliable seals. Hot melt adhesive will bond faster to a surface which is referred to as quick-grab or quick-stick. It typically has higher tack (will feel stickier to the touch), but is also softer. It has lower heat resistance, shear resistance, and sometimes UV resistance than an acrylic adhesive. NOTE: it is called hot melt because the adhesive is applied hot by the manufacturer and then hardens as it cools (you do not need to apply heat to the tape yourself).
natural rubber
Properties are similar to that of hot melt rubber, but natural rubber often holds where other adhesives won't (recycled fibers, dust, cold, heat and heavy loads). It provides good overall adhesion and moisture resistance.
acrylic
Offer excellent performance, especially for applications in temperatures less than 40°F and greater then 120°F. It provides excellent clarity, has high shear strength, is usually more permanent/durable even when exposed to moisture, and it ages well over extended periods in fluorescent and sunlight. Since it remains clear for the life of the application and does not yellow over time it is ideal for applications such as sealing white cartons. While it has good initial adhesion it does take 24-48 hours to cure and to achieve its maximum bond strength (has gradual adhesion buildup). Another difference between hot melt rubber and acrylic adhesive is if you fold tape over making the two adhesive sides touch the acrylic adhesive will remain attached to the carrier (e.g. paper, film) while a hot melt adhesive will stick to itself and pull off of the carrier. It is the best choice for clarity, UV resistance and aging characteristics.
silicone
Is great for extreme temperature applications since silicone adhesive can work in continuous operating temperatures from -100°F to 500°F. They also exhibit good chemical resistance, retain electrical properties, and remove cleanly with little or no residue.
zinc oxide
Zinc oxide based adhesive formula is a skin-friendly adhesive which is commonly used on sports medicine tapes.
Thickness, AKA caliper or gauge, refers to the distance from one surface of a tape backing, or adhesive, to the other.
1 mil = 1/1000 of an inch
Examples: 1/16 inch = 62.5 mils; 1/32 inch = 31.25 mils
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