3M VHB Tape [25 mil / UV and weather resistant] (RP25)

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    Purchased Most Frequently: 1 in. x 15 ft. (Grey)
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Product Description

3M RP25 VHB Tape is a double-sided permanent assembly tape which bonds high and medium surface energy substrates. Provides handling convenience, cushioning, damping, and impact resistance. RP25 comes on a paper release liner and RP25(F) comes on a polyethylene film release liner. This newer RP family of 3M VHB tapes has an all acrylic construction which gives the tape extraordinary strength, conformability, and versatility. The composition of 3M VHB RP resists UV and weather damage, making it a great solution for outdoor applications. It bonds to a wide variety of surfaces, including glass; metal; many plastics; composites; sealed wood; and painted surfaces. Rough, porous or fibered materials such as wood, particleboard, cement, etc., have an open surface and require sealing to provide a unified surface for tape bonding. Common sealing materials would include paint, varnish or other hard surface coatings.

3M VHB Tape provides the convenience and simplicity of a tape fastener and are ideal for use in many interior and exterior structural bonding applications. In many situations, they can replace rivets, spot welds, liquid adhesives, and other permanent fasteners. These VHB tapes are 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 (see http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Adhesives/Tapes/Brands/3M-VHB-Tape/ for videos showcasing its properties). Acrylic chemistry provides outstanding durability performance. The tapes have excellent durability and excellent solvent and moisture resistance.

Please note that 3M supplies RP25 1/2-inch on a white liner or a red liner. The product is the same for both liner colors.

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

 

Technical Information

3M VHB Tape (RP25)
  • Carrier/Backing: closed-cell acrylic foam (conformable)
  • Adhesive: multi-purpose acrylic   How are adhesives different?
  • Release Liner: red film or white paper
  • Thickness: 25 mils (carrier, adhesive)   What is mil thickness?
  • Adhesion: 272 ounces per inch (to stainless steel test panel)
  • Tensile Strength: 90 pounds per inch (longitudinal)
  • Service/Operating Temperature: up to 200°F
  • Application Temperature: 60°F to 100°F
  • Core: 3" diameter
  • Density: 45 pounds per cubic foot
  • Dynamic Overlap Shear: 80 pounds per square inch
  • Short Term Temperature Resistance: up to 250°F
  • Country of Origin: China
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.

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RP25 Standard sizes

ITEM SIZEITEM # ITEMS PER CASE QUANTITY ORDERING PRICE PER ITEM PRICE PER CASE

1/2 in. x 36 yds.

RP25/ 0536

EAN = 0051111922866
18

Single Item (1-17 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (18-89 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (90-179 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 180 Items)

$41.62

$37.91
a 9% discount

$37.31
a 10% discount

$36.40
a 13% discount

N/A

$682.38

$671.58

$655.20

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

RP25/ 15

UPC = 683615781757
14

Single Item (1-13 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (14-69 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (70-139 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 140 Items)

$12.66

$11.10
a 12% discount

$10.92
a 14% discount

$10.66
a 16% discount

N/A

$155.40

$152.88

$149.24

Question & Answers

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C
Customer Jun 20, 2015
QUESTION: If the max temp. is 93 F, then I suppose exterior use (in Nevada) are prohibited? What tape would work (wood to metal bonding)?
ANSWER: The application temperature needs to be at least 50F, but the operating temperature max is 200F (and short term is up to 250F).

User Reviews

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JP
James P. Verified Buyer Feb 25, 2019
Window Trim Winner
3M RP25 VHB Tape [25 mil / UV and weather resistant]
Used this to adhere a piece of window trim on 1991 Lincoln Town car that had come loose over time. It worked great. Very, very sticky and holds tight..
PJ
PAUL J. Verified Buyer Jul 14, 2018
Tape
3M RP25 VHB Tape [25 mil / UV and weather resistant]
Tape is good.
BT
Bill T. Verified Buyer Mar 19, 2018
Great price and quality
3M RP25 VHB Tape [25 mil / UV and weather resistant]
Great price and quality
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
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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