Anyone used double sided tape to attach a geometry template?

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  1. Andrew Beacom

    Andrew Beacom Supporting Actor

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    Has anyone ever used this (or any) tape to attach a geometry template to a TV?

    Leaving a residue behind worries me, even though scotch make a tape advertised to be easily removed.

    Previously I have used masking tape to secure to the outer bezel but then you never get it completely straight due to the gap between the screen and the front of the bezel.

    Any other suggestions?
     
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    I use 3M Poster Tape all the time and highly recommend it.
     
  3. Andrew Beacom

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    Johnny,
    Does it leave a residue or is it just that the residue comes of easily with cleaning.
    Is that the exact name? I remembered that you had said 3M in the past but when I looked locally everything that said 3M also said Scotch.
    Does this look like the same one :
    http://www.officedepot.com/shop/cata...C6CDAE18&PP=14
    ?
     
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    I use blue masking tape.
    That is the tape that is supposed to be used when painting and comes off real nice.
    I attach it to the frame and not the screen obviously.
    Brian G.
     
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    Andrew, that's the stuff. Normally zero residue if you remove it cleanly. If there is any residue at all it's easily removed with a soft cloth and water.
     
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    Thanks John, it worked like a charm. I went with an inch in each corner and in the middle. It was so much easier to align to the template knowing the template was flat to the screen.

    I had force myself not to try for perfect geometry though. I think it's now as good as it will get I don't notice any visual flaws from my viewing distance.
     

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