Adhesive Velcro

Submitted: Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 13:39
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Anyone know where to buy stuff more than 20mm wide and everywhere seems to only have sew on stuff.
eg clark rubber, lincraft etc all only have 20mm. lookin for 38mm would be nice.

Want for a dashpod in the GU..
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Reply By: Peter McG (Member, Melbourne) - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 13:43

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 13:43
Bruce,

Bunnings mate! Changing topic - how are the new tyres? Thinking of going over to Richmond next week to check them out.

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 15:44

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 15:44
MTRs are always great...
Go see John, hes great ask Steve hes been too!
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Reply By: madcow - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 13:46

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 13:46
you could try spotlight or a craft shop??
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Follow Up By: Stiphodon - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 13:54

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 13:54
I was after the same stuff and spotlight dont stock over 20mm for adhesive backed styles
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 16:49

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 16:49
Thanks,
never been into a Spotlight store!

Have called clark rubber dande (Frankston didnt have it), but dande does - $8 per mtr.
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 13:47

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 13:47
Truckster , have you tried canvas places ,lots of c/trailers have velcro 50mm wide to attach annex walls ect , as for all sew on , thats why man invented glue.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 16:49

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 16:49
Tried Carac and another place, they didnt do it! only sew on
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Reply By: djpatrol - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 13:50

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 13:50
I got mine at Spotlight 50mm Stick On or Sew On white ,cream,beige.

dj
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Follow Up By: Mr Fawlty - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 13:58

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 13:58
yeah so did I. Spotlight have lots of goodies & a great place to "pick up" women who at least can sew....
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 14:07

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 14:07
Spotlight ,wow , an extra 2c an hr , no wonder Mr Fawlty can "pickup " women from there .
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 14:10

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 14:10
Fawlty, you might also pick up one that sticks needles into little dolls. Ouch !
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 16:56

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 16:56
Will call em..
thanks
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 13:50

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 13:50
Bruce, you aren't clear as to whether you are after sew on or self adhesive. The self adhesive I have found at Bunnings but it slips off the adhesive at higher temperatures and isn't wide enough, but you could have two widths side by side. Rays have sew on stuff, but Heather suggests you try the camper top makers if you want sew on wider.
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 15:28

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 15:28
The adhesives I have found troublesome that I have used so far for some reason even on the insect screens where they aren't having to carry much. That is where the self adhesive seems better.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 16:50

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 16:50
adhesive bleep , so stickon.

clark rubber :)
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Reply By: Jodi - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 14:03

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 14:03
Spotlight
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 14:35

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 14:35
IMHO it is better to buy the non-adhesive type velcro and attach it using contact cement.....do it right and it won't come adrift anywhere near as quickly as the self-adhesive stuff does.

Having said that, I have a Dept of Interior dashpod and it's great except that even with the velcro, it still shakes itself chitless on bad corrogations. It always ends up moving a bit closer to the windscreen, so on the weekend (just before Lucy arrived at our place), I attached 2 short bits of steel to the lower facia of the dashpod, so they hang down in front of the dashboard. There are 2 holes in each bit and I may have to use the 2 lower holes with self-tapping screws into the dash at some future stage if the problem still persists. My hope is that the 2 bits of steel will prevent the dashpod from dancing towards the windscreen.

Note the velcro isn't coming unstuck (glue-wise), it's simply shakes soooo much that the velcro won't hold it in place. Only of the worst of corrogations (like Cape York).
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 15:43

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 15:43
photos of your thing available?
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 15:47

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 15:47
Bruce,
They were up on the forum a while back when I showed the bank of gauges etc on my dash, but I don't think they can be retrieved any longer. I know f---all about this digital chit, so it could take me a while to get it sorted and up on here. Don't hold ya breath!! ;-))
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 16:41

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 16:41
kewl. or take some more photos and email em to me :)~


Scored that off Ebay :D $120 less than the seller paid for it a week before :D :D :D his ife didnt like it
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 17:03

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 17:03
Roachie

If you spelt corrugations right I am sure the dash wouldnt shake so much....LOL

Our mate with the poisons dropped in for lunch and brought a sticky donut to munch on. He is looking very healthy :o)

Cheers and will catch up when we get back.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 17:24

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 17:24
Bruce,
No need for me to post pics, yours is exactly the same. All I did was to screw 2 short (about 30mm) bits of steel to the lower facia about 2" in from either end. The bits of steel are actually the 2 halves of a right angle bracket with 4 screw holes; 2 on either side. I just cut it into 2 at the bend and used those. If I'm still not happy with the result, I'll stick 2 more screws (in the lower holes) and attach it to the dash proper!!! I've drilled sooo many holes in my plastic-work on this truck already that I've long since stopped worrying about the re-sale value (I'll never be able to afford to sell it anyway....it owes me about $120K!!!!)

Willem,
Have a bloody great trip mate!!!! (Green with envy!!!!) LOLOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Bradley- Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 02:24

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 02:24
"I attached 2 short bits of steel to the lower facia of the dashpod"

thats it buddy, add more weight to that thing LOL...... :-)

If anyone can find it in a commercial environment, on the airbus aircraft we used to use this gear that was like velcro except it was like the old "sticlebrick" toys, stiff plastic hairs with little knobs on the ends, it takes a bit to push the 2 surfaces together, but geez it doesnt move or come apart easily.
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Reply By: Pterosaur - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 15:52

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 15:52
Canvas and tarp manufacturers seem the best places to get it here - up to 150mm wide - the other place with wide self adhesive velcro I've found is woodworking machinery shop - evidently use it for sticking sanding pads on - but VERY expensive there.

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 17:01

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 17:01
havent had much luck with camper trailer mobs, and most tarp places are on other side of town from what I've seen..

thanks anyway!
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Follow Up By: Peter McG (Member, Melbourne) - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 19:57

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 19:57
There's a great canvas place at Upper Ferntree Gully - Old Belgrave Rd. Very helpful people.

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Reply By: Member - Leigh (Vic) - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 16:46

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 16:46
Hey Truckster..have you considered double sided 3M type tape...sticks like the preverbial and can be cleaned off after removal with prepsol. Cheers
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 16:51

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 16:51
Good thought.

The Pod already has 1/2 of the velcro on it, but that MAYbe able to be removed, I think it was stapled on with the cover material... Shall look when I get home.
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Reply By: Steve - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 18:19

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 18:19
Truckster: Ring around a few upholsterers. I would never rely on the self adhesive stuff, although it depends what you're using it for. It does have it's uses. Some velcro meshes so well that it just lifts the 2nd strip of velcro from whatever it's stuck/glued to. Also, the glue dries out after a while and comes away. Shouldn't be too hard to find. We've used 1" and 2". If you think you might need 25m of it, you could even be cheeky and try upholterer's suppliers. Most deal trade only but you never know. I'd get it sewn on.
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Reply By: ACDC - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 19:52

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 19:52
Hey Truckster,
The Velcro warehouse is in Hallam go for a drive!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 22:46

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 22:46
where for is that?
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Follow Up By: Wazza - (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 19:10

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 19:10
VELCRO AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
5 -11 David Lee Rd, Hallam, 3803
(03) 9703 2466

Would wanna call first as their websitre is kaput.

www.velcro.com.au <- (so google says)
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Reply By: Old Scalyback & denny - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 19:53

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 19:53
goodday truckie
come round for a coffee and we can have a look i have plenty of double sided tape and use it for most things in the truck

steve
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 22:55

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 22:55
yea its one of those weekend jobs as I need to fit ariels and all...

ahhhhhhhhhhhh one day LMAO
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Reply By: Rock Crawler - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 22:10

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 22:10
Ring Nissan direct , they use it a fair bit to hold Nissans together, so should be able to give you a good deal lol ;-)
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 23:02

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 23:02
I found some here.. u can pick it up for me, you probably know the place
melbourne-chains.tripod.com/
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Follow Up By: Rock Crawler - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 23:51

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 23:51
know the place , I own the place lol
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Reply By: Member - Ed. C.- Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 23:40

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 23:40
G'day Truckster,

TIP....
Before attaching self-adhesive velcro (or self-adhesive anything else) to your dash, if said dash has been previously treated with Armour-All (or similar) then it is essential that all traces of this be thoroughly removed (from the area where you're gunna stick the sticky stuff), or the effectiveness of the adhesive will be greatly reduced...

I've found those Isopropyl Alcohol wipes (available from chemists) to be ideal for this... You'll need several;-)))
(metho would prob'ly work ok as well)...

I have one o' them there dashpods in my GU (attached w/- the velcro supplied by the manufacturer), & it's been "across the middle and back" twice (including the infamous Anne Beadell H'way corrugations!) and it's still attached;-)).....

You may wish to contact Department of the Interior www.consoles.com.au for info on where they get their velcro..

Regards, Ed. C.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike DID - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 12:09

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 12:09
You can buy Isopropyl Alcohol in big green bottles at Coles/Woolies - Isocol Rubbing Alcohol.

Mike
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 10:19

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 10:19
The obvious - Called Consoles and they are sending some by snail as we speak :)
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Reply By: Member - Drew T (Melbourne) - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 15:25

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 15:25
Truckster .. was in BigW (Melbourne) today after some Velcro myself & they had an excellent range in their Habadashery section. The largest in "stick on" was a "Heavy Duty Stick-On 50mm x 100mm patch" for $2.67 each
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 09:41

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 09:41
bugger they had NONE in the karingal store (I looked 2 times now)
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Reply By: Member - Kingsley N (SA) - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 12:58

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 12:58
For the info of all, be aware that the original Velcro brand is superior to other "Hook and Loop" fasteners. I have found that the sticky on Velcro brand self adhesive works better too. Selleys contact adhesive applied to the back of the non stick version is not as good.

It helps to provide two surfaces at about right angles to support the device rather than just putting the velcro on the bottom or back. It is easy to make up a little aluminium bracket that has a wider base than you can find on your device and a right angle. Line the bracket with "hook" side and snuggle the device down into it. Your device will have the "loops" and won't pick up fluff and rubbish when not attached.

Complicated isn't it? I use the stuff in RC planes to hold batteries in place.

Kings
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