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need tape to stick to concrete foundation-duck tape doesn't work!
Posted by: robfilms
Date: August 05, 2021 07:38AM
older daughter in tampa needs to hand up a sign in her assigned parking spot. the walls are poured foundation concrete.

anyone know a tape that actually sticks to foundation concrete?

even my very good gaffer's tape and decent quality duck tape will not adhere.

i welcome any suggestions.

thanks in advance.

stay well.

rob
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Re: need tape to stick to concrete foundation-duck tape doesn't work!
Posted by: space-time
Date: August 05, 2021 07:41AM
masonry drill bits
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Re: need tape to stick to concrete foundation-duck tape doesn't work!
Posted by: Acer
Date: August 05, 2021 07:41AM
Maybe you can sneak on a clear, heavy sealer first, to be a base?
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Re: need tape to stick to concrete foundation-duck tape doesn't work!
Posted by: space-time
Date: August 05, 2021 07:42AM
or maybe instead of Tape, some adhesive on the back of the sign, like Liquid nails or some other thick and sticky stuff. Maybe even Great Stuff could work, that foam is impossible to clean.
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Re: need tape to stick to concrete foundation-duck tape doesn't work!
Posted by: BernDog
Date: August 05, 2021 07:45AM
Poster tack?
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Re: need tape to stick to concrete foundation-duck tape doesn't work!
Posted by: robfilms
Date: August 05, 2021 07:46AM
no drilling

cannot leave any trace

there has to be some tape that is built to stick to foundation concrete.

tia

rob
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Re: need tape to stick to concrete foundation-duck tape doesn't work!
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: August 05, 2021 07:49AM
Look up butyl adhesive tape. It's what we used to stick TOMs (temporary overlay markers) on the roads when they're doing the chip seal work. That stuff will rip the asphalt up before the adhesive lets go.

[www.uline.com]

[www.pexco.com]

I no longer work for Pexco, but I used to make these by the thousands every day in both Yakima and Tacoma WA.



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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/05/2021 07:51AM by ztirffritz.
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Re: need tape to stick to concrete foundation-duck tape doesn't work!
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: August 05, 2021 07:57AM
High strength foundation concrete will exude moisture for a long time.
Commercial grade construction adhesive might work.
Something like Liquid Nails LN-2000 Fuze It.
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Re: need tape to stick to concrete foundation-duck tape doesn't work!
Posted by: pdq
Date: August 05, 2021 07:59AM
Flexseal?

This guy likes to saw boats in half to show how good it works.



(Half-joking, and I don’t know if it comes in double-sided, but it’s pretty thick and sticky, and I’ve used it successfully occasionally. And now it’s pretty widely available.)

They may make double-sided, but I’d try one of the butyl/VHB tapes first.



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Re: need tape to stick to concrete foundation-duck tape doesn't work!
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 05, 2021 08:07AM
Gorilla Tough & Clear Double Sided Mounting Tape says it works on concrete and I see some independent verification that it does.

whatever you use, clean the surface with a degreaser such as rubbing alcohol. if it is a smooth surface, buff it a bit first, then clean it.



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Re: need tape to stick to concrete foundation-duck tape doesn't work!
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: August 05, 2021 08:34AM
Flex seal actually works quite well for odd surfaces...no joke.
I broke down and tried the liquid and the tape a month ago..

Try the tape..i used it as a temporary fix on a shower floor and it's held up amazingly well..

shower floor..

Im planning on doing more tests with the liquid stuff too..

I have been seeing more and more contactors using this stuff for the same kinds of temp fixes
and being surprised and happy with the performance..

You can get the tape at Home Depot

she might also try some of the various flashing tapes, some butyl
..flashing for windows, roof repairs..extremely tenacious stuff.





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/05/2021 08:35AM by Kraniac.
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Re: need tape to stick to concrete foundation-duck tape doesn't work!
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: August 05, 2021 12:23PM
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Ombligo
Gorilla Tough & Clear Double Sided Mounting Tape says it works on concrete and I see some independent verification that it does.

whatever you use, clean the surface with a degreaser such as rubbing alcohol. if it is a smooth surface, buff it a bit first, then clean it.

I would use a wire brush to remove any loose debris, then clean it off before trying to adhere anything to it.
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Re: need tape to stick to concrete foundation-duck tape doesn't work!
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: August 05, 2021 12:40PM
Some kind of epoxy that comes in two piece application
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Re: need tape to stick to concrete foundation-duck tape doesn't work!
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: August 05, 2021 12:46PM
Drill a tiny tiny hole and tap a thin pin into it. Hang the sign like a picture with clear fishing line.
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Re: need tape to stick to concrete foundation-duck tape doesn't work!
Posted by: Gareth
Date: August 05, 2021 12:54PM
Out of curiosity, what do the other residents do? Your daughter can't be the only one with this issue?

It sounds like anything that will grip well enough might be a PITA to remove in order to leave no trace. Perhaps look into alternate options, such as hanging from a pipe overhead, or making it a freestanding sign? Or perhaps help the tape out by using one of those methods to reduce the weight the tape is supporting and then the tape only needs to keep the sign snug to the wall.

Can you make the sign lighter?
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Re: need tape to stick to concrete foundation-duck tape doesn't work!
Posted by: rgG
Date: August 05, 2021 01:01PM
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Ombligo
Gorilla Tough & Clear Double Sided Mounting Tape says it works on concrete and I see some independent verification that it does.

whatever you use, clean the surface with a degreaser such as rubbing alcohol. if it is a smooth surface, buff it a bit first, then clean it.

Yep, double sided outdoor tape should work OK.
I used the 3M outdoor double sided tape to hold house numbers on brick and it worked pretty well.



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Re: need tape to stick to concrete foundation-duck tape doesn't work!
Posted by: mikebw
Date: August 05, 2021 01:02PM
Balloons
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Posted by: samintx
Date: August 05, 2021 01:38PM
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Acer
Maybe you can sneak on a clear, heavy sealer first, to be a base?

Just what I was thinking. Flex seal I have used..the clear
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Re: need tape to stick to concrete foundation-duck tape doesn't work!
Posted by: deckeda
Date: August 05, 2021 06:19PM
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ztirffritz
Look up butyl adhesive tape. It's what we used to stick TOMs (temporary overlay markers) on the roads when they're doing the chip seal work. That stuff will rip the asphalt up before the adhesive lets go.

[www.uline.com]

[www.pexco.com]

I no longer work for Pexco, but I used to make these by the thousands every day in both Yakima and Tacoma WA.

This. The butyl tape they sell to seal camper seams will stick to concrete. It won’t want to come off easily but while it’s on will be water tight. I actually have had some wide strips of it sealing an opening in cinder block on a basement wall while we decide what to do regarding some intake/exhaust options for an anticipated gas heater install down there. Airtight. No rain, no bugs.
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Re: need tape to stick to concrete foundation-duck tape doesn't work!
Posted by: robfilms
Date: August 06, 2021 06:36AM
thanks everyone for the good/great suggestions.

daughter just found out that management won't allow her to affix anything to the parking space wall!

ugh.

we are all about creating solutions.

stay well.

rob
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Posted by: robfilms
Date: August 06, 2021 06:38AM
thanks everyone for the good/great suggestions.

yesterday, my daughter was informed by the building's management that she is prohibited from affixing anything to the cement parking area walls!

ugh.

but we are all about crafting solutions so i need to step back and re-think.

stay well.

thumbs up.

rob
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Re: need tape to stick to concrete foundation-duck tape doesn't work!
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: August 06, 2021 08:39AM
Mike’s balloon suggestion looks better and better.
What is it that she wants to announce? Just curious…
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Posted by: rgG
Date: August 06, 2021 10:11AM
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rich in distress
Mike’s balloon suggestion looks better and better.
What is it that she wants to announce? Just curious…

Maybe a concrete block placed on the ground with a stick attached and the sign attached to the stick.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Posted by: mikebw
Date: August 06, 2021 10:19AM
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rgG
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rich in distress
Mike’s balloon suggestion looks better and better.
What is it that she wants to announce? Just curious…

Maybe a concrete block placed on the ground with a stick attached and the sign attached to the stick.

And a balloon attached to the sign? smile smiley



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Posted by: Acer
Date: August 06, 2021 02:27PM
In Pittsburgh, we use a parking chair. The parking chair is sacred. You don't touch someone's parking chair if you want to live to see the dawn.

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Posted by: rgG
Date: August 06, 2021 04:04PM
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mikebw
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rgG
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rich in distress
Mike’s balloon suggestion looks better and better.
What is it that she wants to announce? Just curious…

Maybe a concrete block placed on the ground with a stick attached and the sign attached to the stick.

And a balloon attached to the sign? smile smiley

Well, the balloon will get droopy pretty quickly in the FL sunshine, so she might have to replace daily, but I am always up for balloon decorations. smiling smiley





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