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Looking For 3M 2mm Adhesive Tape

Going to change the smashed glass screen on a working S3....need that thin double sided tape instead of trying to re-use what's already in place. I know 3M makes it....can't find it at local hardware or Michael's as was recommended. Anyone know somewhere in the GTA I can buy this tape? If anyone bought a roll online I'll pay full price of the roll/shipping for a half roll-I live in Whitby.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/3M-2mm-ADHESIVE- ... 255d9bc793
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Did you try Active Surplus downtown or Sayal in Scarborough?
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why not just buy any 3M double sided tape and cut it to size?
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Keigotw wrote:
Jun 12th, 2013 11:13 pm
why not just buy any 3M double sided tape and cut it to size?
Might work...I need to research, I think the thin tape is "adhesive tape"....might be stronger bonding than the larger stuff.

Audit13...thanks, I'll give Sayal a call Friday.
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wilsonlam97 wrote:
Jun 13th, 2013 12:24 am
Is it clear? I think I have some.

Any pics?
Not sure on the colour, my sons using the phone with cracked screen till I get everything together to change the screen. Glass came fast from China....5 days, we weren't prepared as every other order takes 3-4 weeks
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Zamboni wrote:
Jun 13th, 2013 1:40 am
Not sure on the colour, my sons using the phone with cracked screen till I get everything together to change the screen. Glass came fast from China....5 days, we weren't prepared as every other order takes 3-4 weeks
That's an impressive shipping time. I just ordered something from Markham, Ontario 4 days ago and it still hasn't arrived.

But you do know that the S3's AMOLED display is irreplaceable right? If you rip the glass off the screen will come right with it. The adhesive can't be worked with.
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LCD is going to cost you way more than $20, keep the broken glass as long as it works, better safe than sorry
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THEDARKLORD wrote:
Jun 13th, 2013 2:48 am
LCD is going to cost you way more than $20, keep the broken glass as long as it works, better safe than sorry
The broken glass is bad & getting worse, it will eventually ruin the digitizer. I've watched the vids on changing these screens and replaced a HTC screen last year....that screen arrived with the required adhesive tape.
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wilsonlam97 wrote:
Jun 13th, 2013 2:16 am
That's an impressive shipping time. I just ordered something from Markham, Ontario 4 days ago and it still hasn't arrived.

But you do know that the S3's AMOLED display is irreplaceable right? If you rip the glass off the screen will come right with it. The adhesive can't be worked with.
If you do it properly with heat uo can remove the Glass thats over the Display and replace it. Mind you it will never be 100% like new however if done correctly it will be pretty dam close.

OP a little tip, use tape to remove any dust/lint that will be on the screen before you put the glass back on permanently because if you use a cloth to clean the screen it always leaves a little bit of lint behind and you will have a much better chance of getting it almost perfect by using tape.
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Zamboni wrote:
Jun 13th, 2013 11:58 am
The broken glass is bad & getting worse, it will eventually ruin the digitizer. I've watched the vids on changing these screens and replaced a HTC screen last year....that screen arrived with the required adhesive tape.


which HTC? the S3 has it's outer glass, digitizer and LCD fused together, be very careful when you remove the glass by itself
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Lots of vids on replacing the S3 outer glass online, good 'how to' at XDA forums. It looks tricky to separate just the outer glass...seems the key is heating and maintaining the glass temp at 200* and working slowly while separating the glass.
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Well good luck, post your results when you're done
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They sell double sided tape at automotive parts stores like Carquest and Parts source.
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