3M Double-sided Tape Application Guide:
1. Installation Steps:
(1) Temperature Control:
If the ambient temperature is below 10℃, turn on the vehicle's heating system or use a car power supply's hot air blower to heat up the windshield and the 3M double-sided tape. The recommended temperature range for applying the tape is 20-40℃. If there is no air conditioning available, use the hot air blower to slowly heat the windshield and the 3M tape.
(2) Clean and Dry the Glass:
Clean the glass surface where the camera will be installed, removing any grease, dust, or other contaminants. For heavily soiled surfaces, use a 50:50 mixture of isopropyl alcohol and water for cleaning. Ensure that the surface is dry after cleaning. It is not recommended to install the camera on rainy days or in conditions where condensation is likely to form due to low temperatures. If installation is necessary, the glass must be dried before mounting the bracket. Use a dry cloth or heat to remove moisture. The cleaning cloth and wiping paper used should be replaced regularly to avoid secondary contamination of the surface.
(3) Camera Installation:
Peel off the protective film with the "3M" mark on the camera and firmly stick it to the glass surface, applying pressure to ensure proper adhesion. During the application process, press down on each corner of the camera with your fingers to ensure a secure attachment. Try to minimize air bubbles between the 3M tape and the glass surface (inspect the back of the tape for bubbles). If there are too many bubbles, it is recommended to replace the tape and reinstall. After the camera is applied at room temperature, it takes approximately 30 minutes to reach 50% of its maximum bond strength, and 72 hours to reach its final strength. This time may be longer in lower temperatures. To ensure a secure bond, avoid manually checking the adhesion of the camera immediately after installation.
(1) Pay attention to thoroughly cleaning the glass surface from contaminants.
(2) Avoid installation in cold and humid weather, as excessive condensation can affect the adhesion. If installation is necessary, ensure that the glass surface where the camera will be attached is dry.
(3) Use the 3M tape only once and do not reuse it for a second application.
(4) Securely fasten the cables after installation, avoiding any hanging or tension on the camera caused by the cables.