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What do yoh use to stick IR buds to TVs ?
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Post 1 made on Saturday September 18, 2021 at 10:17
james_aa
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What do you use to stick IR buds to the underside of TVs (yes I know IP is the future but frustratingly some TVs still don’t support it fully)

I’ve tried various double sided tapes and also a hot glue gun

But after a while both of the above fall off

Any other ideas ?
Post 2 made on Saturday September 18, 2021 at 11:36
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Hot Glue gun works for us. Rarely have issues with it.
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Post 3 made on Saturday September 18, 2021 at 12:46
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Be sure to prep the surface before using tape or glue. Also, manage the wire to avoid stress on the glue or tape.
Post 4 made on Saturday September 18, 2021 at 19:52
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Amazing Goop works well. That's aka Shoe Goo. Yes, really. Practice before you use it. Use it sparingly and tape it in place for a few hours after you apply it. It will stretch until it cures thoroughly.

I've had no problem in the past with hot glue, but maybe I used a bunch more than you're using.

Silicone might be the best, but when you eventually have to replace it, some of the silicone always stays behind looking ugly.

Droll story: Shoe Goo was invented as (or after its invention, it turned out to be) a good material for building up worn areas on running shoes. The last pack I got was called E6000 and was in a shoe department, but it was black, so no help with IR.

Ennyway....
So a large store's shoe department had some Amazing Goop. Someone from another department, say, tools, found out it could be used around the house for things. Then plumbing wanted some.

Some bright person at the factory figured out that if they made Plumber's Goop and Shoe Goo and Household Goop... they'd get three orders instead of one for the stuff from the stores that sold them. It seems to have worked.

Any of the varieties of Shoe Goo you find are all the same stuff and work the same, no matter what the name.

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Post 5 made on Sunday September 19, 2021 at 08:07
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^^ Only person that can answer the most basic question with a drawn out dissertation 🤣
Post 6 made on Sunday September 19, 2021 at 11:15
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On September 18, 2021 at 19:52, Ernie Gilman said...
Amazing Goop works well. That's aka Shoe Goo. Yes, really. Practice before you use it. Use it sparingly and tape it in place for a few hours after you apply it. It will stretch until it cures thoroughly.

That takes too long and sagging can cause return trips, IMO. Stuff is tenacious, though.

I've had no problem in the past with hot glue, but maybe I used a bunch more than you're using.

Just a little dab'll do ya.

Silicone might be the best, but when you eventually have to replace it, some of the silicone always stays behind looking ugly.

Denatured alcohol is used by the automotive & marine manufacturing, service and paint/fiberglass/gelcoat industries when paint, gelcoat and other finishes need to be applied and it works better than most solvents without damaging the surface or previous finishes.

Droll story: Shoe Goo was invented as (or after its invention, it turned out to be) a good material for building up worn areas on running shoes. The last pack I got was called E6000 and was in a shoe department, but it was black, so no help with IR.

Ennyway....
So a large store's shoe department had some Amazing Goop. Someone from another department, say, tools, found out it could be used around the house for things. Then plumbing wanted some.

Some bright person at the factory figured out that if they made Plumber's Goop and Shoe Goo and Household Goop... they'd get three orders instead of one for the stuff from the stores that sold them. It seems to have worked.

Any of the varieties of Shoe Goo you find are all the same stuff and work the same, no matter what the name.

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Goop is available at most hardware and big box stores. It does cure in the tube, unfortunately.
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Post 7 made on Sunday September 19, 2021 at 13:17
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I've had no issues with hOT gLUE.
Post 8 made on Sunday September 19, 2021 at 14:45
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hot glue. they have cordless hot glue guns out now if you dont already have one. this will save you the trouble of finding an outlet lol.
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Post 9 made on Sunday September 19, 2021 at 17:17
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On September 19, 2021 at 08:07, goldenzrule said...
^^ Only person that can answer the most basic question with a drawn out dissertation 🤣

I'll bet that your ass has been saved more than once because you just happen to know some out-of-the-way, bizarre, nearly useless material or technique that you heard about via reading about something for which you had no immediate need... like maybe some of the info in that term paper!

Yes, I'll call 'em term papers!
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Post 10 made on Sunday September 19, 2021 at 20:23
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If hot glue isn’t working then either your doing it wrong or someone is actively removing the Ir flasher
Post 11 made on Sunday September 19, 2021 at 21:38
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On September 19, 2021 at 17:17, Ernie Gilman said...
I'll bet that your ass has been saved more than once because you just happen to know some out-of-the-way, bizarre, nearly useless material or technique that you heard about via reading about something for which you had no immediate need... like maybe some of the info in that term paper!

Yes, I'll call 'em term papers!

Nope. The question could be answered in just 2 words. Hot glue. Done. All that's needed.
Post 12 made on Sunday September 19, 2021 at 22:23
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On September 19, 2021 at 21:38, goldenzrule said...
Nope. The question could be answered in just 2 words. Hot glue. Done. All that's needed.

You are putting in a lot of work to call Ernie out for being Ernie.
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Post 13 made on Monday September 20, 2021 at 06:48
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On September 19, 2021 at 22:23, roddymcg said...
You are putting in a lot of work to call Ernie out for being Ernie.

Its just a game at this point.  Something to pass the time
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Post 15 made on Monday September 20, 2021 at 11:26
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