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Tips & Instructions For XFasten Seal Repair Tape

1. Measure the area where you would be applying the XFasten Flexible Seal Tape. 
2. Peel the tape from the roll and cut it (based on the previously measured size) using a pair of scissors. An important note to make: make sure to not touch the adhesive side too much as oils from your hands or any other foreign materials can contaminate the adhesive and lessen its bonding strength. 
3. Conform the tape to the surface's texture. The XFasten Flexible Seal Tape is conformable so make sure that you mold and press it against the surface's bumps, curves and empty areas covering every possible gap that may accommodate air bubbles. Eliminate any gaps or packets that may exist in between the tape and the surface. You may use your hand, a roller, a rubber hammer or any cylindrical canister to squeegee anu air that is trapped within the application site. 
4. Firmly press the tape to the surface and keep applying pressure for at least 1 minute.
5. For application sites that are regularly exposed to moisture, heat and high pressure, it is recommended to apply more than 2 strips of the XFasten Flexible Seal Tape. More strips should be installed as the pressure, temperature and water content by which the area is exposed increases. Consequently, you can apply more pieces to increase the tape's overall strength and resistance to various stress factors. 
6. To ensure a long-term and heavy-duty performance, allow the tape's adhesive to cure for at least 2 hours before exposing the site to extreme moisture, temperature, and pressure. 

Preparing the surface before installation
Although the Flexible Seal Tape can be used on surfaces that are already submerged in water, if possible, it would be best to clean the area and keep it dry and dust-free upon installation. Initial bond can also weaken if the surface is rusty or uneven. For best results, it would be best to clean and sand down rusty or textured surfaces before installation. 
The ideal preparation done on a surface would be to clean and sand down any rust or grime. After which, apply and alcohol or soapy water solution and then thoroughly dry the surface. This would create an ideal installation condition for the surface that can yield a strong initial bonding strength.

Increasing Application Strength
1. Apply as much pressure as possible to press the tape towards the surface. This removes any gap and also increases the surface area of contact between the surface that is too be sealed and the Flexible Seal Repair Tape. Air and gaps will lessen the surface area of the adhesive. Eliminate air bubbles by pressing the bonding site using a roller, rubber hammer or your hand.
2. Apply as much layers of the Seal Tape as possible at varying and perpendicular directions. By creating a criss-cross pattern for 2-3 layers, the bonding strength of the sealing would be stronger.
3. Apply as mush tension  during application so as to increase the tightness of the tape, especially on cylindrically shaped objects. You can increase the tension of the application by pulling the repair tape upon installation. Pulling the other side also ensures that the application is level and uniform.
4.Heating the adhesive. The adhesive can be activated by partially heating and melting it using the warm air exhaust of a hair dryer. This will allow the adhesive to be reactivated, thus restoring its adhesive strength.