Hanging pictures

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  1. Russ Calasant

    Russ Calasant Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 9, 2009
    East Greenwich, RI
    2001 480 DB
    CAT 3196
    i read an old thread and they used command strips to hang pictures. I tried some expensive 3m that did not work. The issue seems to be the padded vinyl wall, they wont stick to it. Any one have experience? Suggestions? The are lightweight and I don’t want to make them permanent or cause damage-
     
  2. Korkie

    Korkie Member

    188
    Feb 2, 2016
    Leonardtown, MD Potomac River / Chesapeake Bay
    2006 Sundancer 340, 496mags, Bravo III drives, Garmin 7612, xHD Radome
    Merc 496 Mags, Bravo III Drives
    Did you clean the area that you are sticking the strip to with an alcohol pad? The command strips will not stick well if there is any residue of a cleaner or protectant on it. If that doesn't work, 3M pads may. Just a little more difficult to get off. I have used both.
     
  3. Russ Calasant

    Russ Calasant Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 9, 2009
    East Greenwich, RI
    2001 480 DB
    CAT 3196
    Did you stick them to the vinyl padded wall? I did clean with alcohol, used the 3m Velcro double strips rated for 12 pounds. The pictures are screened on aluminum about 8” x 24” and with maybe 6 or 8 oz. and would not stick.
     
  4. Korkie

    Korkie Member

    188
    Feb 2, 2016
    Leonardtown, MD Potomac River / Chesapeake Bay
    2006 Sundancer 340, 496mags, Bravo III drives, Garmin 7612, xHD Radome
    Merc 496 Mags, Bravo III Drives
    Have used on the vinyl, wood and fiberglass. I did have to get the heavy duty 3M double sided to use for one item on the vinyl. It is the red plastic covered black 3M mount. This stuff is strong and to get it off you must use fishing line to "saw" it so that you can roll the left over on the vinyl off. I used it where I wanted something permanently mounted, a CO2 detector. Have used the regular command strip (outdoor) for other applications. Some held and others fell. That is when i went to the heavy duty as above.
     
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  5. hakunamatata

    hakunamatata Member SILVER Sponsor

    179
    Aug 18, 2015
    Southport Marina - Kenosha WI - Lake Michigan
    410 Sundancer
    Caterpillar 3126
    I used two sets of the heavy duty ones for two wood plaques we have and they stuck fine. I had to keep pressing them down a couple of times after they were up, but over a year and haven't had an issue yet.
     
  6. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    The double sided Gorilla Tape will hold really strong, but before you use it just make sure you don’t ever want to take the pictures down again.
    Put the Double Sided Gorilla Tape between the alcohol cleaned vinyl and the Command Strips then hang the pictures.
    I just used it last weekend to stick little plastic “self stick” bumpers to the back corners of the flat screen TV’s I installed on the boat.
    The “self stick” plastic bumpers kept falling off. Put them back on with Gorilla Double Sided Tape and they aren’t coming off anymore.
     
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  7. THJeff

    THJeff Member SILVER Sponsor

    243
    Jan 4, 2012
    Rochester Hills, MI/Belle Maer Harbor/Club Island
    2000 410 Sundancer
    CAT 3126 Diesels
    Exactly what I did to hang a clock and picture on the vinyl.
     

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