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How to Use XFasten Foam Mounting Tape

1. Clean both surfaces where you would be installing the tape. Lint, dirt, and dust can significantly lessen the bonding strength of adhesives.
2. Peel the tape from the roll. Do not cut a strip first.
3. Apply the tape on the surface, with the other end of the tape still spooled on the roll.
4. Cut the tape, making sure that you apply tension on the  strip by partially pulling the roll. The tension will make the tape easier to cut.
5. Remove the adhesive liner. To separate the adhesive liner easily, you can use any flat tipped object like card, knife's edge or your fingernail to create an initial gap between the liner and the tape.
6. Apply more strips by repeating steps 2-5.

Peeling the Adhesive Liner
If you are having troubles in separating the adhesive liner from the mounting tape, then you could use any flat tipped object, like your nail or a 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.

Improving Bonding Strength 
1. You can increase the bonding strength of the Mounting tape by pressing it towards 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 strips on the object that is to be mounted will also increase the weight holding capacity. 

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 dyer. 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. 

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