3M VHB Tape [20 mil / transparent] (4905)

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Product Description

3M 4905 VHB Tape is excellent for applications where an aggressive double-sided clear or colorless tape is desired. The general purpose adhesive on both sides is suitable for high surface energy substrates including metal, glass, and high surface energy plastics. Application ideas include sealing between the inner and outer dome of skylights, attaching handles to sliding glass doors, mounting backlit translucent signs, and edge bonding resin filled glass.

3M VHB Tape provides the convenience and simplicity of a tape fastener and is ideal for use in many interiors and exterior structural bonding applications. In many situations, they can replace rivets, spot welds, liquid adhesives, and other permanent fasteners. 3M 4905 VHB Tape is made with an acrylic foam which is viscoelastic in nature. This gives the foam energy absorbing and stress relaxing properties which provides these tapes with their unique characteristics. The acrylic chemistry provides outstanding durability performance and the tapes have excellent durability and excellent solvent and moisture resistance.

See http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Adhesives/Tapes/Brands/3M-VHB-Tape/ for videos showcasing the properties of VHB tape. Country of Origin: United States.

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


Technical Information

3M VHB Tape (4905)
  • Carrier/Backing: solid acrylic material
  • Adhesive: general-purpose acrylic   How are adhesives different?
  • Release Liner: red PE film
  • Thickness: 25 mils (carrier, adhesive) 20 mils (carrier) 5 mils (liner)   What is mil thickness?
  • Adhesion: 192 ounces per inch (to stainless steel test panel)
  • Tensile Strength: 100 pounds per inch (longitudinal)
  • Service/Operating Temperature: up to 200°F
  • Application Temperature: 50°F to 100°F
  • Core: 3" diameter
  • Density: 60 pounds per cubic foot
  • Dynamic Overlap Shear: 70 pounds per square inch
  • Short Term Temperature Resistance: up to 300°F
  • Country of Origin: United States
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.

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4905 Standard sizes


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

4905/ 055

UPC = 688295159087

Single Item (1-13 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (14-69 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (70-139 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 140 Items)


a 5% discount

a 6% discount

a 8% discount





1/2 in. x 72 yds.

4905/ 0572

UPC = 695087748336

Single Item (1-17 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (18-89 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (90-179 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 180 Items)


a 0% discount

a 2% discount

a 4% discount





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

4905/ 0755

UPC = 688295159094

Single Item (1-13 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (14-69 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (70-139 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 140 Items)


a 3% discount

a 5% discount

a 7% discount





3/4 in. x 72 yds.

4905/ 07572

UPC = 686162770465

Single Item (1-11 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (12-59 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (60-119 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 120 Items)


a 0% discount

a 2% discount

a 4% discount





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

4905/ 15

UPC = 688295159100

Single Item (1-13 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (14-69 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (70-139 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 140 Items)


a 3% discount

a 4% discount

a 6% discount





1 in. x 72 yds.

4905/ 172

UPC = 695087748350

Single Item (1-8 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (9-44 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (45-89 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 90 Items)


a 0% discount

a 2% discount

a 4% discount





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Bradley S. Verified Buyer Jul 24, 2019
Love It!
3M 4905 VHB Tape [20 mil / transparent]
Great stuff. I am using it to have privacy filters on computer screens because the tape they come with usually doesn't do the job for very long. Just make sure you have nails or tweezers when you go to use it, the backing can be a pain to get off! Takes some practice and then it is still a pain.
Richard C. Verified Buyer Aug 15, 2017
3m two side tape
3M 4905 VHB Tape [20 mil / transparent]
works grate for sidind a trailer skin
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.
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.
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
The cut level indicates how many grams of cutting load a glove can withstand from a sharp blade before being penetrated.
Lower gauge gloves are heavier - have thicker construction, fewer stiches knitted per inch and offer less dexterity.
Higher gauge gloves are lighter - have thinner/finer construction, more stitches knitted per inch and offer more dexterity.
Gloves offered typically runs from 7 to 18 (12 and 13 are in the middle of the scale).
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