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Author Topic: "Stick-on" microphone holder  (Read 3547 times)
KI6LKP
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« on: February 15, 2012, 11:54:58 AM »

I am looking for a very simple mic hanger that will stick-on somewhere in the car.
They're advertised online for only a few bucks, now I can't recall were.
Appreciate the help.

Dave KI6LKP
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K0BG
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2012, 04:41:52 PM »

Well, they just don't do the job very well.

Almost every surface in a modern vehicle is plastic—vinyl actually. Vinyl exudes (seeps) its elastic polymers over a very long time. Sometimes, years. As a result, just about any adhesive you apply to it, loosens over time. This includes the double-sided tape usually employed in such applications. Therefore, it is always best to find a hard attachment point. Not too hard, really, but it does take time to look over all of the alternatives.
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K3GM
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2012, 05:42:32 PM »

RTV is your friend.  I use it to secure mic holders and control head mounts.  It has great pull strength, but easily shears with the aid of a razor blade.
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KI4SDY
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2012, 02:25:37 AM »

The stick-on microphone mounts eventually fall off no matter what you use to stick them on with, including my favorite, silicon adhesive. I have been using the plastic hook type microphone devices and coat hanger wire shaped in a S configuration attached to the air conditioner vents. It has worked well for me.  Wink
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ONAIR
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2012, 01:08:36 AM »

I use Velcro on the mike and the dash.  Does the job!
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KI6LKP
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2012, 06:26:45 AM »

I am a Velcro freak and have used it for everything else, now I'll try it for the microphone.
Thanks
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N5NA
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2012, 07:15:28 AM »

I switched from using Velcro to using 3M Dual Lock Fastener.

http://www.3m.com/product/information/Dual-Lock-Reclosable-Fastener.html

Both sides are the same and snaps together.  I've had the best luck finding it at Target.

Alan N5NA
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NA0AA
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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2012, 08:42:20 AM »

Some years back I put a mobile in my Subaru - and did not want to drill holes for a mic holder.  Solution?  the dash has plastic 'walnut wood grain' - I installed a metal mic hanger on a small piece of plexiglass using nylon bolts, then used double stick tape to stick this to the dash location.  Been there some 6 years or so no problems.
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K1CJS
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2012, 10:35:21 AM »

The double stick tape that you buy has an effect on the installation too.  If you get the cheap stuff, it will let go much sooner than if you get the more expensive 3M brand double stick foam tape.  That stuff is easily recognizable because of the tape backing which is peeled off on installation--it has the green plaid pattern on it.

Of course, there are some companies that are closely duplicating that pattern backing, so you should look closely to make sure you buy the real 3M brand tape.
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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2012, 07:34:20 AM »

http://www.lidomounts.com/hamradiomounts.html
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