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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?