GEARSKIN™ adhesive development
GEARSKIN™ adhesive is the most important component of our product, and developing it was a real challenge. We had to science and engineer multiple aspects of it’s properties. We had the fabric that hates any liquid, that is rigid and robust, so we had to make the adhesive that loves to grip to that kind of fabric. The adhesive-fabric bond had to be very strong so it sticks to fabric as hard as possible. On the other hand adhesive must have a strong initial grip in order to grip properly when applied. After more than a year of straneous lab and field tests we managed to engineer the perfect formula with awesome adhesive properties.
GEARSKIN™ adhesive can grip to almost any surface with minimal initial strength variations. Once applied you can remove it, realign, stick it again and do it hundreds of times with minimal loss of it’s properties. It can be crumpled and straighten, two adhesive sides bonded, and still retain it’s adhesive properties.
We did an extensive testing of various everyday items, military items and coatings, including walls, furniture, synthetic fabrics (tactical vests), kevlar, leather, styro, glass, ABS, metal, ruber, wood, any coating, and many more, GEARSKIN™ adhesive always provided perfect performance.
The science of GEARSKIN™ adhesive curing
The longer you keep GEARSKIN™ on the more mico gaps it fills and the stronger the bond becomes.
There are few basic elements that influence GEARSKIN™ Smart adhesive™ curing process
By increasing the heat adhesive gets softer and cures faster.
Naturally adhesive will grip stronger if the period of application is longer.
Different surface types, different grooves on the surface, different materials = different adhesive behaviour. We advise our users to explore the adhesive behaviour on their specific surface themselves despite our research was extensive it is not possible to test all material variations, in all application conditions.
Adhesive residue is a normal phenomenon and can be explained with adhesive filling the gaps in the base material, and while removing GEARSKIN™ it may happen for some adhesive to be detached from the fabric and remain on the base surface. Cleaning the residue is easy and well described on our website. We suggest testing before use or a short term application as it minimizes probability of adhesive residue.
This is how we deal with adhesive residue in 3 minutes
In the case shown a piece of GEARSKIN™ was removed after being applied on the rifle stock for 1 year. Removal took only few minutes using equaly old GEARSKIN™ cloth. This is also the best and cleanest way to remove adhesive residue.