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All You Need To Know About Self-Adhesive Rubber Strips

Self-Adhesive Rubber Strips

You will find different types of self-adhesive rubber strips, including the most common and effective solid black Neoprene rubber strips in the market. You may also find other variants of rubber strips, such as solid silicone, Nitrile, expanded Neoprene sponge, Viton, self-adhesive expanded neoprene sponge, and others. All these are of industry-standard grades. All you have to do is select the length, width, and rubber type to ensure a perfect fit and functionality.

  • There are different sizes in which you will find these rubber strips ranging from 6 mm in width to 500 mm.
  • You will get these in different variants of thicknesses as well, that may range from 1.5 mm to 15 mm.

Typically, all these rubber strips should meet your needs due to their varying thicknesses and width. As these are 100% waterproof, these are highly durable, whether it is a sponge rubber strip or any other type available.

How to Apply 

When you have selected the right type of self-adhesive rubber strip according to you need, you will need to make sure that it is properly applied on the surface first so that it stays there for long. Follow these application instructions recommended for best results:

  • Clean the surface to ensure it is free from debris, solvents and oils
  • Make sure that it is dry, smooth and non-porous
  • Remove stubborn stains and grease using an only mild solvent like isopropyl alcohol
  • Grip the surface by its sides and do not touch the adhesive
  • Press the rubber strip firmly on the surface to apply it on
  • Make sure that the temperature is between 70° and 80°F or 21° and 27°C
  • Make sure it is in the right place because it cannot be repositioned later without damaging the adhesive

Also, make sure that you allow at least 24 hours before applying any heavy force onto it for the best results. This will give the rubber strip the required time to ‘cure’.

The Features 

You will get a large variety of self-adhesive rubber strips that will come in both solid and foam or sponge type. However, the most common commercial grades are Neoprene, EPDM, Nitrile, Natural, and Silicone.

If you look at the features of these rubber strips you will find that it is:

  • Excellent for sealing dust, dirt and moisture
  • It is highly resistant to chemical interaction and temperature, making it highly sustainable
  • It comes with a long-life cycle, making it highly durable and long-lasting
  • It is easy to install without requiring any professional assistance or specialized knowledge
  • It can be replaced easily
  • It is cost-effective

You will get these self-adhesive rubber strips in different thickness and widths, making them highly useful for specific applications such as sealing the cabinet doors of equipment and machines, electric panels and lots more.

Get in Every Grade 

The self-adhesive rubber strips are available in customized forms as well as in different grades so that you can literally apply it on any areas and for any purpose.

  • You can choose from a wide variety of grades right from the most customized elastomer strips to the most common rubber grades like SBR, NBR, Neoprene, and EPDM.
  • You may also get these self-adhesive rubber strips in different materials that are resistant to chemicals and even seawater.
  • In addition to that, you will also get these strips in food-grade quality.

Apart from the above, you can choose from grades such as Para rubber, Viton and Silicone, apart from different types of cellular and sponge rubber. Last but not least, you may also get rubber strips with inlays.

All you now have to do is to choose the right type using this knowledge you have gained.

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