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Tape Magic

How to use our self-adhesive hook fastener tape

A couple of days ago we received an email from Casper, a customer from Denmark: »Shouldn’t the fixing tape I received consist of two parts – one for the fabric and one for the cabinet?« To get straight to the point, his assumption was wrong. But Casper was completely happy with the product after we’d emailed him a few explanatory lines and a link to our video tutorial. So, what’s the secret of our fastening tape?

Just like Casper, most people are under the false impression that hook fastener tapes always consist of two components, a strip with tiny hooks and another one with soft loops. This is true indeed for the classic »velcro« as we know it from numerous everyday applications, which is called a »hook and loop fastener« (there’s even a lengthy article on Wikipedia for those who are interested). In our case, however, you won’t find a single hook under the magnifying glass. Have a look at the closeup photo and you’ll find that the upper side of the fixation tape is covered with small stalks that have a mushroom-like top.

Akustikstoff Pilzband Nahaufnahme

To mount the speaker cloth, simply press the fabric onto the tape. Best protect your fingers with a robust glove or use something like a wallpaper roller, as the little heads are quite hard and edgy. They will penetrate the mesh and keep the speaker fabric in place tightly. Our video tutorial on Youtube provides you with more detail.

Mounting speaker cloth

The great advantage of this mounting method is that the speaker cloth can be detached again if you ever feel like giving it a wash or replacing it with a new piece of Acoustic Cloth in another colour.

Perfect fixation of your acoustic cloth

Once in a while I’m asked by custumers how to fixate acoustic cloth. I’ve no idea why people keep asking the same question and there is no universal answer. In my FAQ section in the online shop, it seems, the answer for the fixation of acoustic cloth is only sketchy, thus, I will try to deepen this topic.

To create a clear overview, the different possibilities of fixation are divided into categories that I will describe one after the other. I will describe each category in an own section to describe the different possibilities of fixation in detail. All of the descriptions and tips are useful for the acoustic cloths available in my shop, and of course, I don’t claim them to be complete or impose a demand on rightness.

  1. glueing
  2. stapleing
  3. hot-melt adhesive
  4. fixation with velcro
  5. Covering (e. g. frames, doorboards, etc.)

 

-Rüdiger-