For best adhesion results with XTRM Ply Industrial Rack Tape, the surfaces should be cleaned and dried. Adequate pressure for ensuring a permanent bond with substrates should be applied. Also, ensure the application temperature is sufficient to build adhesion.
Before applying XTRM PLY Rack Tape ensure the substrates are cleaned with a 50:50 mixture of isopropyl alcohol (IPA)* and water. Exceptions to this general rule could be: • Surface with heavy oil residues (this should be cleaned off with a solvent cleaner) • Rough surfaces should be scuffed and smoothed out • Porous surfaces such a fiber boards and woods should be sealed to provide a uniform surface to get adhesion.
Strong adhesion can be created through adhesive to surface contact. Firm application pressure develops better adhesive contact and enhances adhesion. Good surface adhesion can be achieved by applying enough pressure to ensuring the tape experiences 15 psi, This can be achieved by using a rubber roll and pressing downward as you are rolling over the tape. You might need to repeat this process a few times to do this on harder surface.
The ideal temperature for application is between 45ºF to 90ºF (7ºC to 32ºC). Store at or below room temperature.