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#12448250 - 09/30/17 08:29 PM LED Lights came off?
oakpointaggie Offline
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Had my 17' lights on for several weeks on both sides of my boat. I went out to my boat this evening to flip on my green exterior lights and bask in the green glow and they didn't come on. Then looked down at them and it was gone... all 17'... went to the other side and same thing? I'm guessing them came off the last time I was fishing during the day. Weird they both came off at the same time.

Does anyone have any recommendations on lights with really good adhesive or a trick to sealing them on etc?

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#12448264 - 09/30/17 08:42 PM Re: LED Lights came off? [Re: oakpointaggie]
tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish Online   content
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Kinda sounds like somebody took them
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#12448288 - 09/30/17 09:04 PM Re: LED Lights came off? [Re: oakpointaggie]
BigPoppa007 Offline
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Loc: Burleson, Tx.
How did you attach them? Use automotive weatherstrip/emblem adhesive goo. Mine been on 3 years......


Edited by BigPoppa007 (10/01/17 01:17 AM)

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#12448364 - 09/30/17 10:16 PM Re: LED Lights came off? [Re: oakpointaggie]
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I used 3m 4200 or 5200 I don't remember for sure. A dot of it every 4 inches or so works well.
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#12448371 - 09/30/17 10:19 PM Re: LED Lights came off? [Re: oakpointaggie]
gar1970 Online   content
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Loc: southwest more west than south...
Preparation preparation preparation l use 91% alcohol to clean clean clean area before applying strips
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#12448453 - 09/30/17 11:34 PM Re: LED Lights came off? [Re: oakpointaggie]
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yeah it's in the prep

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#12448831 - 10/01/17 12:00 PM Re: LED Lights came off? [Re: oakpointaggie]
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How did they get disconnected from the power source?
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#12449013 - 10/01/17 02:16 PM Re: LED Lights came off? [Re: oakpointaggie]
psycho0819 Offline
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I used 3m weatherstrip adhesive (black) to put mine on 4yrs ago, still stuck like chuck.
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#12449082 - 10/01/17 02:57 PM Re: LED Lights came off? [Re: oakpointaggie]
oakpointaggie Offline
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Im pretty sure they came off driving because where I spliced them together was inside the hull... both had the splice peace pulled outside the hole that penetrated the hull. I'll def try the alcohol prep next time. I didn't clean before I installed them..

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#12449138 - 10/01/17 03:37 PM Re: LED Lights came off? [Re: oakpointaggie]
BigPoppa007 Offline
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Registered: 06/06/14
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Don't rely on the sticky backing, use some sort of adhesive.

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#12496615 - 11/08/17 10:59 AM Re: LED Lights came off? [Re: oakpointaggie]
L a r r y Online   content
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Registered: 11/10/09
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The red backing 3M tape that you can get at any automotive store works really well. It is used to hold body molding on cars, and with proper prep, it will be damn near impossible to get off, unless you forcefully rip it off

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#12496850 - 11/08/17 01:56 PM Re: LED Lights came off? [Re: oakpointaggie]
serj5150 Offline
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Registered: 02/18/09
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Hey oakpointaggie I have an extra roll of the red 3m adhesive just sittin here, you're welcomed to it also have the acetone to clean the area.
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#12497834 - 11/09/17 09:28 AM Re: LED Lights came off? [Re: oakpointaggie]
gar1970 Online   content
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^^^^^^ thats one reason i love this forum. Good people on here!
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#12498239 - 11/09/17 03:19 PM Re: LED Lights came off? [Re: oakpointaggie]
oakpointaggie Offline
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Serj I really appreciate the offer. I ordered a roll that comes with 5M tape backing and I ordered some adhesive as well. The lights I ordered where 5050 LED's as opposed to the 3825's. Apparently the 5050 is a little brighter. I'll try to post a pic when I get them installed.

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#12498495 - 11/09/17 06:44 PM Re: LED Lights came off? [Re: oakpointaggie]
serj5150 Offline
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Registered: 02/18/09
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Loc: The Colony,Texas
thumb.. Good deal Sir. I have the 5050's also.. pretty bright also I bought a controller so I could work them from the phone..incase me and the Mrs. or the fish wanna dance..lol!! bannana2
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