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DIY tank grip pads, plus a glue question

I'm considering some non self adhesive rubber piece I found.
I was wondering what fairly easy to remove yet strong enough glue to use.

Silicon seems very difficult to remove but strong. Plastidip: too easy to remove and would probably not support the tensions involved.

I really want to avoid damaging the tank paint. No scraping nor hard solvent allowed.

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hot glue comes off clean and hold well, its how i have my fox ears on my helmet and they have held up to 5 years of riding (at times over 110mph)

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hot glue comes off clean and hold well
interesting. but I just don't know how I can cover a 3x5 inches (or more) area fast enough before it cools... and my tank is black and burning hot in the sun.
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interesting. but I just don't know how I can cover a 3x5 inches (or more) area fast enough before it cools... and my tank is black and burning hot in the sun.
apply it to the pad then heat with a heat gun (or blow dryer) to rerun the glue, and my helmets black and havent had any problems yet

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apply it to the pad then heat with a heat gun (or blow dryer) to rerun the glue, and my helmets black and havent had any problems yet

so I just made a test on my over top. Hot glue is way too hard to remove.
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so I just made a test on my over top. Hot glue is way too hard to remove.
did you try pealing it off cold or were you heating it up? cold should come off cleaner

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did you try pealing it off cold or were you heating it up? cold should come off cleaner
cold. different glue I guess
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cold. different glue I guess
i use the small clear crafting hotglue sticks from wallfart

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so, here is the result. I went for some double sided polymer tape.
These might be the cheapest yet most gripping tank pads ever made...







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