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3M 5952

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

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    Purchased Most Frequently: 1/4 in x 36 yds. (Black) | See Pricing Table below for additional options.
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Product Description

3M 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.

3M 5952 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. Made in the U.S.

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

 

Technical Information

3M 5952 VHB Tape
  • Carrier/Backing: closed-cell acrylic foam
  • Adhesive: modified acrylic   How are adhesives different?
  • 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)
  • Service/Operating Temperature: up to 250°F
  • Application Temperature: 50°F to 100°F
  • 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).

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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/ 0253636

Single Roll (1-35 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (36-107 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (108-179 Rolls)

5+ Cases (>= 180 Rolls)

$49.98

$47.74

$46.94

$46.14

N/A

$1718.64

$1689.84

$1661.04

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)

$13.68

$12.53

$12.32

$12.11

N/A

$175.42

$172.48

$169.54

1/2 in. x 36 yds.

5952/ 053618

Single Roll (1-17 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (18-53 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (54-89 Rolls)

5+ Cases (>= 90 Rolls)

$74.98

$71.57

$70.38

$69.18

N/A

$1288.26

$1266.84

$1245.24

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)

$17.68

$16.39

$16.12

$15.85

N/A

$229.46

$225.68

$221.90

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)

$45.79

$43.36

$42.63

$41.91

N/A

$520.32

$511.56

$502.92

3/4 in. x 36 yds.

5952/ 0753612

Single Roll (1-11 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (12-35 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (36-59 Rolls)

5+ Cases (>= 60 Rolls)

$98.26

$93.73

$92.17

$90.61

N/A

$1124.76

$1106.04

$1087.32

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)

$22.38

$20.88

$20.53

$20.18

N/A

$292.32

$287.42

$282.52

1 in. x 36 yds.

5952/ 1369

Single Roll (1-8 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (9-26 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (27-44 Rolls)

5+ Cases (>= 45 Rolls)

$124.98

$119.30

$117.32

$115.33

N/A

$1073.70

$1055.88

$1037.97

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.

Question & Answers

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C
Customer Feb 25, 2018
QUESTION: Will this stick to wood?
ANSWER: The wood would have to be sealed first for the tape to adhere well.
C
Customer Oct 20, 2017
QUESTION: Can I use this to adhere fender flares?
ANSWER: Yes, this stuff is very good quality. Just make sure to clean the fenders before applying.
C
Customer Aug 29, 2017
QUESTION: Can you use to temporarily bond a car bumper protection?
ANSWER: It would be almost impossible to remove without some visiual damage. 
C
Customer Jun 16, 2017
QUESTION: Will this work on the inside of a tent to hold a fabric pocket (ripstop nylon) that a pole goes into? I don't want to have to sew the material.
ANSWER: As long as it stays dry it should work good.
C
Customer Jun 11, 2017
QUESTION: Will it stick to silicone? i have led lights encased in a silicone rubber sleeve I want to mount to the side of my rv.
ANSWER: No, the only adhesive type that will adhere to a silicone substrate is silicone adhesive. This tape is coated with acrylic adhesive so would not bond. Thank you. 

User Reviews

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DM
David M. Verified Buyer Feb 11, 2020
Great price and arrived very
3M 5952 VHB Tape [45 mil / heavy duty mounting]
Great price and arrived very quickly.
AN
Attn: N. Verified Buyer Mar 26, 2019
Great stuff
3M 5952 VHB Tape [45 mil / heavy duty mounting]
Great stuff
DM
Douglas M. Verified Buyer Jan 23, 2019
Happy Customer
3M 5952 VHB Tape [45 mil / heavy duty mounting]
Customer service was great. Would like to have better description of tape's holding ability to different surfaces.
ML
Michelle L. Verified Buyer Dec 05, 2018
EXCELLENT SERVICE AND GREAT PRODUCTS.
3M 5952 VHB Tape [45 mil / heavy duty mounting]
Very Happy with the Tape and Quick delivery. Thank you
PS
Patrick S. Verified Buyer Nov 27, 2018
Seems to work great for
3M 5952 VHB Tape [45 mil / heavy duty mounting]
Seems to work great for the application.
CS
Charles S. Verified Buyer Nov 08, 2018
Vhb tape
3M 5952 VHB Tape [45 mil / heavy duty mounting]
I have used this tape on military aircraft with great success
RD
Roger D. Verified Buyer Aug 29, 2018
On time and what i needed
3M 5952 VHB Tape [45 mil / heavy duty mounting]
I have used FindTape several times and have always gotten what I ordered and delivered within promised time frame.
LP
Lyman P. Verified Buyer Aug 14, 2018
Amazing tape
3M 5952 VHB Tape [45 mil / heavy duty mounting]
3m has done it again with another fine product. Tape is as strong as some glues. Used it to secure plastic body pieces on automobile . Worth the price .
JW
Jerry W. Verified Buyer Feb 21, 2018
Works great...
3M 5952 VHB Tape [45 mil / heavy duty mounting]
Works great...
MO
Maximilian O. Verified Buyer Nov 13, 2017
Great store!
3M 5952 VHB Tape [45 mil / heavy duty mounting]
Super place for any tape one can need!
MM
Miguel M. Verified Buyer Oct 03, 2017
Flexible Solar Panel Installation
3M 5952 VHB Tape [45 mil / heavy duty mounting]
I'm installing a couple of flexible solar panels on the roof of my F-350. I bought 2 rolls and so far have installed one. The tape was very well packaged and was shipped very fast. The tape has held the solar panel strong on the roof and panel has survived freeway speeds. You need to make sure that the item you are adhering is position exactly how you want it because the tape won't let go. I will order more from Find-Tape. They have the best prices.
SS
Stuart S. Verified Buyer Sep 27, 2017
Tape hard to cut clean.
3M 5952 VHB Tape [45 mil / heavy duty mounting]
Tape hard to cut clean. It sticks to the cutter and distorts the end. Also difficult to remove the cover tape. It did pass my shear test so far.
IL
Iris L. Verified Buyer Aug 21, 2017
Excellent
3M 5952 VHB Tape [45 mil / heavy duty mounting]
Excellent
NZ
Nancy z. Verified Buyer Aug 16, 2017
Tape
3M 5952 VHB Tape [45 mil / heavy duty mounting]
Tape was reasonably priced but shipping a little high
EL
Eric L. Verified Buyer Jun 01, 2016
I would by 3M VHB tape from FindTape.com again
3M 5952 VHB Tape [45 mil / heavy duty mounting]
I used this VHB tape to attach my solar panels to the roof of my camper. I had heard of people doing it, but I would admit that until I did it myself, I had doubts. Not anymore! If surfaces are prepared following the manufacturer's instructions, this tap creates a really strong bond. So strong that you will have only one shot at it. As soon as the tape enters in contact with the surface in question, there is no removing/readjusting possible. It's on for good. Keep that in mind. I now wish I had an extra set of hands. Read infos on 3M website for details. The 3M tape sold on Findtape.com is of great quality, real 3M. Very well repackage. Perfect for someone needing smaller quantities. I would buy again for sure!
MS
Mad skull Verified Buyer Oct 06, 2015
My logo will never fall down
3M 5952 VHB Tape [45 mil / heavy duty mounting]
I use this product to stick my Black Jeep logo on my brand new Jeep Wrangler and this tape was perfect. Very good product.
G
Guru Verified Buyer Jul 19, 2011
I mounted metal sign to a glass door
3M 5952 VHB Tape [45 mil / heavy duty mounting]
I needed to bond a metal sign to a glass door. The properties of this adhesive are ideal for this and will buy this tape again. It worked great and I do not have to worry about it falling off. There is a cool video on youtube where they pull a train with this tape!
3M 5952 VHB Tape  [45 mil / heavy duty mounting]
Made in the USA
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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