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Tips & Instructions For XFasten Reflective Tape

1. Clean the surface where you would be installing the Reflective Tape. Lint, dirt, and dust can significantly lessen the bonding strength of adhesives. You can clean it with an alcohol or soap solution. 
2. Peel the tape from the roll. Cut the desired length of strip based on the desired area.
3. Applying the tape om the surface.
4. Squeegee any air bubbles or gaps that may exist between the surface and the tape. This may cause the adhesive to weaken over time. You can use a roller, or your hands to squeegee any excess air.
6.If you are applying the tape on a cylindrical shaped object, maximize the tension and tightness of the tape.
7.Apply more strips by repeating steps 2-6.

Peeling the Adhesive Liner
If you are having troubles in separating the adhesive liner from the Aluminum Tape, then you could use any flat tipped object, like your nail or thin card to create an initially small gap which can be fully peeled to release the liner. Also, to improve the bonding strength, it is recommended to apply as much tape as possible as the surface area allows.

Increasing Bonding Strength
1.You can increase the bonding strength of the Reflective Tape by pressing it to the surface. Make sure to press it firmly through your hands or palm. Squeegee any air bubbles or gaps that may exist between the surface and the tape.
2. If you have a hair dryer or a heat gun, you can also heat the adhesive using warm air exhaust. Heating the adhesive upon installation will temper it and further increase the adhesive's strength. 
3. Increasing the surface area of application by applying more tape on the object. If you are installing it on a pipe or cylindrical object, make sure to tighten the way the strip is wrapped around by applying more tension.

Removing the Adhesive
On rare cases, the adhesive can stick into objects such as the edge of a scissor. The adhesive can be easily removed by either of the following steps:
1. partially melting the adhesive using the warm air exhaust of a hair dryer. After partially melting the adhesive, then you can simply wipe off the adhesive residue.
2. Wiping the surface with a warm water with soap and white vinegar solution. You can also use a soft brush to remove the adhesive faster. You can also mix in some baking soda to the solution. 
3. Applying Goo Gone solution, lighter fluid, or kerosene on the surface. The residue can easily be removed and wiped clean through this process.