3M™ VHB™ Tape RP45

3M Product Number RP45
  • Fast and easy-to-use permanent bonding method provides high strength and long-term durability
  • Virtually invisible fastening keeps surfaces smooth
  • Can replace mechanical fasteners (rivets, welding, screws) or liquid adhesives
  • Gray, 0.045 in (1.1 mm), multi-purpose adhesive and conformable acrylic foam core for good performance in a variety of applications
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For industrial/occupational use only. Not for consumer sale or use.
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Overall Width (Imperial)
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Attribute Name
Adhesive Type
Alternative Sale Availability
6. This item is for industrial use only and there are no VOC restrictions.
Bonding a lens to a metal sign frame, Bonding a lens to control panel window, Bonding a logo to a Refrigerator, Bonding a logo to an Oven, Commercial Vehicle Roof Vent Attachment, Commercial Vehicle Trim Attachment, Felt Protective Strip Attachment, Gasket Assembly, Interior Rail Car Construction, Laptop Bezel Trim Attachment, LCD Display Frame Attachment, Logo Bonding on TV, Mounting and Trim Attachment, Panel to Frame/Stiffner to Panel Assembly, Rail Car Light Cover Attachment, TV Stand Decorative Trim Attachment, Washing Machine Touch Panel Bonding
Case Quantity
12 Bags per Case
Core Size (Imperial)
3 in
Foam Type
Appliance, Electronics, General Industrial, Metalworking, Signage, Transportation
Maximum Operating Temperature (Celsius)
121 Degree Celsius
Maximum Operating Temperature (Fahrenheit)
200 Degree Fahrenheit
Overall Length (Imperial)
36 yd, 5 yd, 5.46 yd
Overall Length (Metric)
32.918 m, 32.92 m, 33 m, 4.572 m, 5 m
Overall Width (Imperial)
0.5 in, 0.75 in, 1 in, 12.7 in, 48 in
Overall Width (Metric)
12.7 mm, 1220 mm, 19.05 mm, 25.4 mm, 322.58 mm
Product Color
Glass, High Surface Energy, (400-1100 Dynes/cm), HSE Plastics and Glass, Medium Surface Energy, (38-39 Dynes/cm), Medium-High Surface Energy, (42-50 Dynes/cm), Metal, Paint
Substrate 1
Glass, High Surface Energy Plastic, Metal, Paint, Sealed Wood
Substrate 2
Glass, High Surface Energy Plastic, Metal, Paint, Sealed Wood
Units per Case
1, 12, 18, 36, 9
  • Fast and easy-to-use permanent bonding method provides high strength and long-term durability
  • Virtually invisible fastening keeps surfaces smooth
  • Can replace mechanical fasteners (rivets, welding, screws) or liquid adhesives
  • Gray, 0.045 in (1.1 mm), multi-purpose adhesive and conformable acrylic foam core for good performance in a variety of applications
  • Eliminate drilling, grinding, refinishing, screwing, welding and clean-up
  • Creates a permanent seal against water, moisture and more
  • Pressure sensitive adhesive bonds on contact to provide immediate handling strength
  • Allows the use of thinner, lighter weight and dissimilar materials

Dream, Design, Deliver with our 3M™ VHB™ Tape RP45. It is a gray, 0.045 in (1.1 mm), multi-purpose acrylic adhesive with a conformable foam core. It can replace rivets, welds and screws. The fast and easy to use permanent bonding method provides good strength and durability. It offers design flexibility with its viscoelasticity and can bond to a variety of surfaces even at lower temperatures.

Convenience Meets Extreme Bonding Power
Our 3M™ VHB™ Tape consists of a durable acrylic adhesive with viscoelastic properties. This provides an extraordinarily strong double sided foam tape that adheres to a broad range of substrates, including aluminum, stainless steel, galvanized steel, composites, plastics, acrylic, polycarbonate, ABS and painted or sealed wood and concrete. Our bonding tapes provide excellent shear strength, conformability, surface adhesion and temperature resistance. They are commonly used in applications across a variety of markets including transportation, appliance, electronics, construction, sign and display and general industrial. Reliably bonds a variety of materials with strength and speed for permanent applications.

Recommended Applications

  • Decorative material and trim
  • Nameplates and logos
  • Electronic displays
  • Panel to frame
  • Stiffener to panel
3M™ VHB™ Tape RP45
3M™ VHB™ Tape RP45 is a multi-purpose adhesive and conformable acrylic foam for good performance in a variety of applications
Dream, Design, Deliver with the RP Family of 3M™ VHB™ Tapes
The RP family of 3M™ VHB™ Tapes utilizes modified acrylic adhesive on both sides of a very conformable, adhesive foam core. The combination of strength, conformability and adhesion makes this family one of the most capable and well-rounded 3M™ VHB™ Tapes. It is specifically designed for good adhesion to high, medium and lower surface energy plastics and paints, metals and glass. Applications for this tape include bonding and sealing polycarbonate lens over LCD, signage and windows to post-painted control panels.

An Unconventional Foam Tape
We invented 3M™ VHB™ Tapes in 1980 as the first of their kind. These unique tapes combine conformability with a strong, permanent bond. The result is a family of extraordinarily strong tapes that adhere to a broad range of substrates. 3M™ VHB™ Tape is a proven alternative to screws, rivets, welds and other forms of mechanical fasteners. Skyscrapers, cell phones, electronic highway signs, refrigerators, architectural windows and more all rely on this specialty bonding tape for one or more steps in the assembly, mounting, fastening and sealing process. This trusted and reliable tape offers a consistent bond, outstanding durability and excellent solvent and moisture resistance. 3M stands by all of its products and is there to provide you with design guidance and technical support when you need it.

Proven Reliability from 3M™ VHB™ Tapes
3M™ VHB™ Tape offers a durable bond in a way that mechanical fasteners can't. This tape enhances the appearance of finished goods by eliminating rivets and screws while providing immediate handling strength. In most cases, fastening with 3M™ VHB™ Tape is a quicker process than drilling, fastening, or using liquid adhesive. Our versatile line of tapes can be used indoors or outdoors in a variety of applications, including window, door and sign assembly, electronics, construction and countless other industrial applications. Chemically resistant as well as UV and temperature stable, 3M™ VHB™ Tape can withstand the heat of Dubai to the cold of Canada. The unique acrylic chemistry is extremely durable and resistant to change over time, making this a long-lasting and powerful tape you can trust.

Bringing Better Ideas to the Surface through Science and Innovation
In our 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division, we apply the science of adhesion to deliver innovative solutions that improve the design and manufacturing processes of companies around the world. In the end, our technologies help customers like you deliver competitive products to the market faster and more efficiently.

Customer Reviews
3M™ VHB™ Tape RP45 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Strong and Exceeds required specs. We are a custom design & manufacturing group of Custom Range Hoods. We were commissioned to create a Stainless Steel column vent with a 14" hanging curtain of 1/2" tempered glass. One of our technicians suggested this tape, stating that his grandfather worked for 3M and knew about this product. So in leu of placing studs on the inside of the hood which would be impossible to align with the tempered glass, we went with the VHB RP45 which has the smallest thickness and the strength in high temp and elevated humidity. It worked amazing and we are very proud of the piece.
Date published: 2015-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strength per unit of measure is superior to common Purchased to velcro displays into recessed walls, power adapters to into recessed posts.
Date published: 2015-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING solution for fiberglass RV roof fastener We've used this tape twice this past year to mount the aluminum "L" brackets securing our expensive 250W Renogy and 327W SunPower solar panels to our 2011 Winnebago View 24K fiberglass roof. This is an INCREDIBLE improvement over the standard method of drilling holes in the fiberglass roof which not only can crack over time but also require period re-sealing of the holes... and allows easy removal / relocation too! Application was SUPER simple: clean fiberglass & aluminum brackets, mount tape to brackets, firmly press brackets to roof and DONE. These LARGE solar panels are in 70 mph wind on the highway and 70 mph gusts in the desert with ambient temperatures ranging from 20ºF to 100ºF... and under the BLACK solar panels definitely higher than that.
Date published: 2015-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very, very strong fastener I have used this product to attach metal to metal, metal to wood and plastic to metal. In each application, this product has held anywhere from 25 lbs to 50 lbs. Great alternative to rivets and machine screws.
Date published: 2014-10-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from scale model constuction worked well with alum. parts on my scale models. Much better then super glueShelly
Date published: 2014-10-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super very strong adhesion to metals & plastics , The product is being tested to replace rivetting & bolting aluminium sheets, and plastic parts.
Date published: 2014-10-07
Date published: 2014-10-07
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For industrial/occupational use only. Not for consumer sale or use.

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