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Complaint Review: VELCRO

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  • Submitted: Fri, October 23, 2009
  • Updated: Fri, February 17, 2012

  • Reported By: Lawrence — Sheldon Wisconsin U.S.A.
VELCRO
Manchester, New Hampshire United States of America

VELCRO The product is good BUT the glue on the back of the product Stinks Manchester, New Hampshire

*Consumer Comment: 3M Velcro...

*Consumer Comment: Velcro Product

*Consumer Comment: Velcro Product

*Consumer Comment: The product does work..but has it's limitations..

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Velcro: As far as I can tell the product it self is OK but the glue on the back side of the product is not strong enough for the product. I bought one box at a store and it did not hold up ( glue on back side ) to either my curtains or my tent. So then I went to another store and got a second box and it was no better. Oh yes I did try to take the boxes back and both store gave me a hassle, but I finale did get my money back. I suggest not to waste time buying Velcro with glue on the back cause it is no good. 


This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/23/2009 04:19 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/VELCRO/Manchester-New-Hampshire-03108/VELCRO-The-product-is-good-BUT-the-glue-on-the-back-of-the-product-Stinks-Manchester-New-513668. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

3M Velcro...

AUTHOR: Ronny g - (USA)

I do not think the OP will respond since it was posted back in 2009 but you are correct that Velcro is a "brand". However the term has become synonymous with the product such as people refer to tissue as  Kleenex. 3M and Velcro brands are both top quality and there are knock offs out there that are cheaper but do not work as well.

The 3M Velcro is actually "hook and loop" and is very similar but is quite a bit stronger. You can google 3M Velcro to find it or use this link (might have to copy and paste in into the browser.

http://www.fastenation.com/
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#2 Consumer Comment

Velcro Product

AUTHOR: Beth - (United States of America)

It is important to use the correct Velcro product when using an adheisve.  Some adhesives stick only to certain surfaces and this has nothing to do with the Velcro product.

Most importantly, "velcro" is not made by 3M. Velcro is made by the Velcro company. It is a brand. Velcro branded products are sold in many places as are 3M products.

Are you using Velcro products or 3M products?
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#3 Consumer Comment

Velcro Product

AUTHOR: Beth - (United States of America)

It is important to use the correct Velcro product when using an adheisve.  Some adhesives stick only to certain surfaces and this has nothing to do with the Velcro product.

Most importantly, "velcro" is not made by 3M. Velcro is made by the Velcro company. It is a brand. Velcro branded products are sold in many places as are 3M products.

Are you using Velcro products or 3M products?
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#4 Consumer Comment

The product does work..but has it's limitations..

AUTHOR: Ronny g - (USA)

I do not work for velcro...but I do use the product.

First off...was the product genuine Velcro brand? If so..it should say 3M on the package..they make the highest quality glues on the market for this purpose.

Now regardless of if it was 3M..or a knockoff..you are correct in stating the velcro holds together well..but the sticky glue side does not always hold.

That is not a ripoff...and not velcros fault. No glue will stick to every surface known to man..and I am sure 3M makes no promise of this.

I use it often for automotive purposes. The surface must be clean and scuffed up for the glue to adhere for any length of time.

If the surface had any armorall or similar applied to it..this must be completely removed for the glue to adhere.

I first use an antistatic cleaner....then isopropyl alcohol, then lightly scuff the mounting surface with fine sandpaper or emery cloth. Then my "rule of thumb" is to apply 30 lbs of pressure..for 30 seconds. If it is cold..I will heat the glue side of the velcro with a lighter...and sometimes may have to use a heat gun to warm the surface as well..if it is too cold..the glue is will not be tacky enough to grip correctly.

Now I do not know the exact surface material or condition you were trying to use the velcro for..but if you didn't use the procedure as I described..of course the glue will not stick well..if at all.

Also to note..if you were trying to stick the velcro to any kind of fabric..it is a fail. In that case you need to either sew the velcro on..or staple it..the glue will usually not adhere to fabric very well..it is designed to stick to clean solid surfaces only.

I left a link below so you can take a look at velcro "sew on" type...which may be much better suited if you are using this for a tent. This type is also often used in the automotive field for convertible tops..so it does stand the test of time and wind abuse.

You may need to copy and paste it into the browser if it doesn't appear as a link.

http://textol1-px.rtrk.com/t_sewon.asp
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