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Hi all - old thread I know, I was hoping someone notices the post :-)
There are some double sided alternatives I can buy, 3M and Tesa. Does anyone know the meat thickness of the “official” self adhesive strips used for iMacs? Would 1 mm thickness be OK?
The reason I am asking is, Tesa’s 0.25 mm thickness band did not give a great result after SSD upgrade. there is some play on the top section of where the display meets the iMac chassis.
Thanks to anyone for the answer about the meat thickness of the self-adhesive strips (you know the labeled ones cut to the shape of iMac screen).
PS. Further research indicates “VHB strips are a very thin layer of foam between two self adhesive plastic strips.” - That explains the play I am experiencing - I used a thin, transparent double-sided Tesa tape, almost like scotch band, which does not have the foam sandwiched in between. OK, search continues for VHB type but as thin as possible :-)
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-PSS. 3M 5952 seems to be a good fit. If anyone sees this, thoughts will be appreciated. Thank you :-)
+PSS. 3M 5952 is 1.1mm and 5925 is 0.64mm. Will probably go with 5925 if I can find it locally.

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Hi all - old thread I know, I was hoping someone notices the post :-)
There are some double sided alternatives I can buy, 3M and Tesa. Does anyone know the meat thickness of the “official” self adhesive strips used for iMacs? Would 1 mm thickness be OK?
The reason I am asking is, Tesa’s 0.25 mm thickness band did not give a great result after SSD upgrade. there is some play on the top section of where the display meets the iMac chassis.
Thanks to anyone for the answer about the meat thickness of the self-adhesive strips (you know the labeled ones cut to the shape of iMac screen).
+PS. Further research indicates “VHB strips are a very thin layer of foam between two self adhesive plastic strips.” - That explains the play I am experiencing - I used a thin, transparent double-sided Tesa tape, almost like scotch band, which does not have the foam sandwiched in between. OK, search continues for VHB type but as thin as possible :-)
-PS. Further research indicates “VHB strips are a very thin layer of foam between two self adhesive plastic strips.” - That explains the play I am experiencing - I used a thin, transparent double-sided Tesa tape, almost like scotch band, which does not have the foam sandwiched in between. OK, search continues for VHB type but as thin as possible :-)
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+PSS. 3M 5952 seems to be a good fit. If anyone sees this, thoughts will be appreciated. Thank you :-)

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Edit by: mikeutter ,

Text:

Hi all - old thread I know, I was hoping someone notices the post :-)
There are some double sided alternatives I can buy, 3M and Tesa. Does anyone know the meat thickness of the “official” self adhesive strips used for iMacs? Would 1 mm thickness be OK?
The reason I am asking is, Tesa’s 0.25 mm thickness band did not give a great result after SSD upgrade. there is some play on the top section of where the display meets the iMac chassis.
Thanks to anyone for the answer about the meat thickness of the self-adhesive strips (you know the labeled ones cut to the shape of iMac screen).
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+PS. Further research indicates “VHB strips are a very thin layer of foam between two self adhesive plastic strips.” - That explains the play I am experiencing - I used a thin, transparent double-sided Tesa tape, almost like scotch band, which does not have the foam sandwiched in between. OK, search continues for VHB type but as thin as possible :-)

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Original post by: mikeutter ,

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Hi all - old thread I know, I was hoping someone notices the post :-)

There are some double sided alternatives I can buy, 3M and Tesa. Does anyone know the meat thickness of the “official” self adhesive strips used for iMacs? Would 1 mm thickness be OK?

The reason I am asking is, Tesa’s 0.25 mm thickness band did not give a great result after SSD upgrade. there is some play on the top section of where the display meets the iMac chassis.

Thanks to anyone for the answer about the meat thickness of the self-adhesive strips (you know the labeled ones cut to the shape of iMac screen).

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