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    • February 7, 2019 8:58 PM EST
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      Mounting SMD LEDs

      Curious what others use to mount SMD LEDs? I've tried CA glue, works ok but takes awhile for the LED to take and the glue to dry. Suppose to be 10 second CA but that never works out. I'm using the SMD LEDs for headlights, ditch lights, step/truck lights and so on.

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    • February 7, 2019 9:34 PM EST
      • Sherwood Park, Alberta
         
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      Eric,

       

      I've been using epoxy. I tape the wires to hold it in the location I want, and then carefully epoxy around the edge of the LED. I've only used these for my step lights. I've been using 5mm LED's for my headlight and ditch lights.

       

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    • February 7, 2019 9:42 PM EST
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      Shane-

      5 minute epoxy?

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    • February 8, 2019 6:29 AM EST
      • KENILWORTH, WARWICKSHIRE UK. (Just up the road from Stratford-Upon-Avon)
         
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      I always advise my customers to use just a spot of  silicon adhesive  (the non vinegary smell type if there are PCBs around)...)

      Rubber solution works ok as well.

      Easy to remove when required.

      Cyano or Epoxy is rather permanent! or you damage something trying to remove it.

      This post was edited by Ross Mansell at February 8, 2019 3:12 PM EST
    • February 8, 2019 1:03 PM EST
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      Thanks guys for the tips!

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