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Attaching reflective tape
Dunno if this would be more appropriate in the general forum, or perhaps in one of the many messenger-bag threads in the fixie forum, but reflective tape seemed like a safety-related issue so here goes.
I have some green reflexite safety tape (from a group-buy on this forum), that I want to attach strips of to my messenger bag, but haven't figured out the best way to go about it.
I don't want to sew it 'cause I don't want to sew through the waterproof lining of the bag, and I've done the curved-needle thing once already, and that was a major PITA with just a 3x5 patch. I have no wish to repeat the experience with a foot-long piece of reflecto-tape.
I thought about a glue-gun, but I'm not sure the adhesive would hold well enough, and I'm also worried about it melting the cordura and/or reflecto-tape.
Any ideas? Would a glue-gun on the low heat setting (The glue-gun I have has two heat settings 360f/182c, 280f/138c.) with a fabric specific glue work?
3M makes some super strong double stick tapes. They are used for everything from mounting towel racks to taping automotive panels together. Several of them would probably work for you but they are expensive.