Which Double-Sided Mounting Tape is Best? Let's find out!

  • Published on: 16 September 2019
  • Double-sided mounting tape tested: LLPT, 3M VHB, Duck, Gorilla, Gorilla Clear, T-REX, Loctite, XFasten, and FixPro. Most brands purchased on Amazon. Loctite and Duck were the only 3/4 inch tapes. All other tapes were 1 inch. Thank you very much for supporting the channel by watching the commercials and through Patreon support. It helps a lot! https://www.patreon.com/projectfarm

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  • Runtime : 12:43
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  • Jacob Lawson
    Jacob Lawson   3 days ago

    Such an informative video with no bias for brands whatsoever. Thank you for taking the massive amount of effort to educate and entertain us!

  • GodoftheSauce
    GodoftheSauce   6 days ago

    I think that you should sand the wood faces that your taping, sand them all to the same grit so that it's the most similar surfaces to tape to.

  • chauncey williams
    chauncey williams   1 weeks ago

    7:45 very consistent results on The X-Fas-Ten 😜😜 just picking at you Todd thank you so much for these videos

  • CAD CNC Engineering & Fabrication LLC

    I would have liked to see the taped boards and metal pressed together with a calibrated press (like 100 lbs) so that we know there was not a difference due to human influences.

  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson   1 weeks ago

    3M is supposed to be at the cutting edge of this kind of thing, surprising.

  • Larry B
    Larry B   1 weeks ago

    When I go on Amazon to look for LLPT tapes, I see quite a few different products. You never said which one you were testing...was it the "LLPT Double Sided Foam Tape 1 Inch x 50 Feet Multiple Sizes for Automotive Car Trim Strip Gap Filling Mountings Outdoor Indoor Weatherproof Adhesive"?

  • yaiphu akhakpa
    yaiphu akhakpa   1 weeks ago

    Just at the right time when i was about to buy some for fixing bathroom soap holder on tiles. Gonna buy 3m as it is the only one available in my market from your competition

  • KratosAurion
    KratosAurion   1 weeks ago

    you didnt do scotch it's one of the main brands lowes sells https://www.lowes.com/pd/Scotch-1-in-x-ft-Two-Sided-Tape/50314921

  • goliteyourworld6
    goliteyourworld6   1 weeks ago

    So here's an interesting observation on 3M VHB. I have a couple different rolls of it...one appears to be just the adhesive with a peel off backing and the other is a layer of foam with adhesive on either side. I attempted to stick stainless steel vertically in a utility body today, which is white powder coated steel, with the thinner adhesive. It held, but with just a slight amount of force it came unstuck. Frustrated after several attempts, I cut a piece of the thicker tape and it was noticeably stickier. After applying to the stainless, and then sticking that to the wall of the utility body, the little bracket is going nowhere. It stuck WAY better. There are no model numbers on the rolls of tape, but our assumption is the adhesive is the same. Possibly just double the adhesive because of the foam? Also, I've discovered that application temperature for some tapes are crucial.So here's another video idea to expand on and add to your arsenal of ideas. Add another test for these tapes to try different application temperatures and how that affects usefulness. Also try applying to different types of plastic. Or metal to plastic.Really the testing options are endless...but in the event you run out of ideas... :)

  • flanker22
    flanker22   1 weeks ago

    basically a one map consumer reports

  • Bogusbits
    Bogusbits   2 weeks ago

    I purchased some of the LLPT tape from Amazon. The first problem was the glue oozed out of the side of the roll, making it impossible to set the roll down without it sticking to the table. The second problem was it really stuck to the release paper making it impossible to pull off the release paper to install the tape. While I appreciate your efforts, perhaps the quality control of LLPT needs to be reviewed. I will not be purchasing this brand again! Sorry - Duck and Gorilla have not exhibited those problems in my experience.

  • DrFiero
    DrFiero   2 weeks ago

    I work for a trailer manufacturer. We use VHB tape to secure panels to each other, and had testing done at a local university. Won't go into all of it - but in a nutshell, the pressure and duration of that pressure applied to the tape was instrumental in its fastening strength.

  • Marco geraldis
    Marco geraldis   2 weeks ago

    didnt think those required tape anymore in 2019.. my bad

  • ginsengjin
    ginsengjin   2 weeks ago

    I love your channel. You do the best product comparisons and it's very useful as someone who does a lot of their own maintenance on the house and business. Thanks!

  • Six Roldan
    Six Roldan   2 weeks ago

    I have to make a table soon. Can you please make a video testing wood glues?

  • Rob Plotts
    Rob Plotts   2 weeks ago

    Another great vid. 3m is always what I go for first but that other brand llpt was it ? Well it was impressive. Be safe..👍👍

  • D D
    D D   2 weeks ago

    Wish you provided a link to the top 2 or 3 tapes

  • 802 Garage
    802 Garage   2 weeks ago

    Hello PF, great video as always! I didn't see you mention it in the video, but do you clean the sides of the wood in any way before applying the tape? Specifically at 2:20 it looks like some residue may have affected the sample and it just made me wonder. I know you like to remove as many variables as possible. Thanks!

  • Spencer Roberts
    Spencer Roberts   2 weeks ago

    I’ve got one. Try using some industrial adhesive, I work in electronics repair and to name a few, there’s teas black, teas red, 3m 300 lose, and a few other misc 3m types. Try apply 2N of force for 1 minute and test strength with clean surface, ideally cylinders and it would be easy to build a jig for consistency. Something else we use is an adhesion promoter. The adhesives are pressure activated and the longer duration of pressure allows it to grab farther, and it is imperative that they’re pressed with force for a duration to get a proper seal.

  • Shovon Mondol
    Shovon Mondol   2 weeks ago

    Please give a review on Xiaomi Rechargeable AA batteries

  • schogaia
    schogaia   2 weeks ago

    I live in Germany and cannot even buy any of the products you test here.Nevertheless I have to watch every single test and I don't even know why.

  • Mukai
    Mukai   2 weeks ago

    Another great video PF, thank you.

  • Geo Bois
    Geo Bois   2 weeks ago

    Not sure why people go out of their way to let us know they're not sponsored. Shit doesn't do nothing but annoy me and for me to give thumbs down. I DON"T GIVE A FK NOR WAS THAT THE POINT OF THE VIDEO accroding to the title, even though it seems to BE THE POINT of all the videos. We get it, you spend ur own money on shit, someone get this guy a trophy, he seems to think he deserves it for doing fundamentally basic shit. Sounds like a fking housewife talking about how they do all this basic shit, that every single man ever does...while holding a full time job.

  • Senior XJ
    Senior XJ   2 weeks ago

    How about a video on hot glue brands!?

  • Mart
    Mart   3 weeks ago

    What an effort!!! Cutting and sanding all that metal! Great respect! You are also a thoroughly positive dude.

  • Deluk
    Deluk   3 weeks ago

    Could you please test one or several examples of the ultraviolet cured bonding agents that are being hyped to death at the moment? Thanks.

  • Daniel Lambeth
    Daniel Lambeth   3 weeks ago

    Have you seen this video by fireball tool about testing different vices? https://youtu.be/VcbTopj5u7AHe does a decent job but I believe he could use some of your techniques/advice for testing various products

  • OxNasty
    OxNasty   3 weeks ago

    Window insulation plastic

  • JeepYJ91
    JeepYJ91   3 weeks ago

    3M VHB is what GoPro chose for their adhesive mounts...

  • Paul Pomykala
    Paul Pomykala   3 weeks ago

    To bad you missed this stuff. https://www.amazon.com/Yuedaer-Double-sided-Heavy-duty-Upgraded-Waterproof/dp/B07WVQ54YL/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?crid=3NTII7ANCT18Y&keywords=magic+tape&qid=1569556380&sprefix=Magic+t%2Caps%2C203&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUE5S1k3SkhPUko5WEwmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA2MDQ0MzUzMkE3VjIxN0U4TEFKJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA3NzY5OTBBOEs4UUk4WkVMNDUmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl

  • Kevin Morin
    Kevin Morin   3 weeks ago

    project farm, I wonder if the tests were somewhat biased by inconsistent compression during the set up of samples? I suggest redoing the tests using a fixed compression spring to push samples together. I'm inferring that the irregular sides of common lumber were not achieving uniform adhesion across one brand- due to irregular compression of the tape when the samples were made up? Don't know if that's valid? but it seems like a variable that was unnecessary to the experiment?

  • My Girl
    My Girl   3 weeks ago

    You tested tensile strength with the first and a cleavage load force test for the second. The most common test is shear, and what most people experience when attaching something to a wall, for example. Tensile load tests will measure the tape's cohesion strength as opposed to adhesion. Also, widths should be equal.