Blue Painters Tape To Hold On Dome Panels

The method to hold on the dome panels is often a topic of debate.  JB Weld, Silicone, Tape and whatever else you could think of.  After looking at all the options, the easiest for me seemed to be using painters tape rolled over, but with glue stick on the non stick side so it stayed in a compressed loop.

Rip the tape in a strip twice as long as the panel.

Tear strip of tape
Tear a strip of blue tape.

Attach half to the panel and put glue on the non sticky side.

Glue stick on tape.
Rub glue stick on the “non stick” side of the tape.

Fold that over and create a loop with the tape and press it down.  Cover the entire panel with the tape.

Fold glued tape
Fold the glued tape in a loop.

Center the panel and press it firmly into place, making sure it is secure.

Center panel
Center and attach panel.

Repeat this step for all the panels until they are completely attached.  The glue will dry and hold the loop together.

Panel Attached
Panel attached

2 Replies to “Blue Painters Tape To Hold On Dome Panels”

  1. Question: I’m not understanding why you have to adhere the panels to the inner dome? Is this a permanent application or form some other process? Maybe static display where the panels won’t open yet? Wouldn’t double-sided foam tape or crafter’s scrap booking tape be better? I’m also assuming this process is in case later on you want to make your panels operational?

    1. If you don’t adhere them in someway, they will fall off. This is a “permanent” application. Foam tape will raise the panels just a little bit. This method allows the panels to lay flat and works very well. The blue tape will not make it difficult to remove panels later if needed.

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