Replace stickyness of heat pads?

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Arachnoprince
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One of my older heat pads has lost most of its stick and i am using a heck of a lot of tape uneffectively to keep it on the side. Does anyone know of something i can buy to reapply the stickiness?
 

JLDomestics

Arachnoknight
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duct tape.
Tried it and it leaves horrible sticky marks behind. I haven't came up with a good solution for that problem. I have a good half a dozen old heat pads that lost their stick, and they are just colllecting dust.
 

maxident213

Arachnolord
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The sticky cruddiness left behind by heat pads, and all kinds of tape, can be cleaned off with lighter fluid.

You could try double-sided carpet tape to re-apply the pad, I'd be careful with that though. Probably best to just duct-tape it across the back or something.
 

Nich

Curator of glass boxes
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Yep. Vastly superior to duct tape for this particular application.

Cheers,
Dave
You got a third there,
Most aluminum tape is ment for high temps. The duct will wear out faster and leave more residue. I have the same pieces of aluminum tape on a few enclosures for about 3 years now and its survived several removals/ra-appliations.
 
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