Tips & Instructions For XFasten Silicone Tape, Clear, 1-inch x 36-foot
- Make sure that the surface where you would be installing the Silicone Tape is clean, dry and dust-free. Thoroughly dust the area, clean it with an alcohol solution (if applicable) and let it completely dry before applying the tape.
Peel the tape from the roll. The tape itself is easy to tear so you shouldn't have any problem. An important note to make, though: make sure to not touch the self-fusing sides too much as oils from your hands or any other foreign materials can contaminate the adhesive and lessen its bonding strength.
- Conform the tape with the surface's texture to eliminate any gaps that may exist in between the tape and the surface. The repair tape is conformable so make sure that you mold and press it against the surface's bumps, curves, and empty areas, covering every possible hole.
- For it to adhere very well and create a tight sealing, the tape must stretch and overlap when wrapping it around the object where you intended to use it. This set-up would significantly increase the strength, stability and air and watertight properties of the application.
- Eliminate any air bubbles which may exist by applying pressure on the area of application.
Wet your fingers with soapy water (just normal 50-50 mix of water and soap), and rub it to the Silicone's surface. This will smoothen the silicone, reduce any bumps or lumps and give your installation a smooth and professional look!
- Allow the tape to cure, dry and acclimatize overnight before using the whole ducting system. If this isn't possible, then letting the tape set for at least 3-4 hours would be sufficient.