Pajero 4WD Club of Victoria Public Forum Pajero 4WD Club of Victoria Public Forum

Go Back   Pajero 4WD Club of Victoria Public Forum > General Information > Electrical / Radios

Electrical / Radios Discussion of electrical systems and accessories.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 4 Weeks Ago
Shauns Shauns is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 17
Default 3m tape and flexible solar panel

Has anyone used 3M tape to mount a flexible solar panel directly to the roof?
I have heard of people doing it to camper vans, thinking of doing it to the Pajero but don't want to be the first.
Reply With Quote
Old 6 Days Ago
AHPlatinum AHPlatinum is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Port Macquarie
Posts: 1

Can you go first and let me know
Looking at options for my NW. Doesn't look to be much info on here.
I like the idea of mounting (somehow) directly to the roof, I have a spare solid panel but I can't find method to mount that I am happy with.

Anyone else got any ideas?
Reply With Quote
Old 6 Days Ago
Two Emms's Avatar
Two Emms Two Emms is offline
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Mansfield, Vic
Posts: 236

I know zero about mounting solar panels but I reckon the uv would destroy double sided tape pretty quick

But I can tell you that frameless bathroom mirrors are often fitted with a combination of double sided tape and adhesive silicone.

The tape holds the mirror in place until the silicone cures and then the mirror is in place forever. Should work on a car roof

Removal is an absolute b@#$%& but the trick is to pull a thin wire along the back of the mirror to slice the silicone (easy) and the tape (bloody hard)

This may not be very good for the paintwork though
2016 NX GLS Factory alloy bar, Provent catch can, Boos bash plates, Stedi light bar, 40 litre Waeco, fridge slide, more to come.....(kings springs on the way)
Reply With Quote
Old 6 Days Ago
Dicko1's Avatar
Dicko1 Dicko1 is online now
Valued Member
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Cairns, FNQ
Posts: 5,603

You,ll be sorry if you stick it directly to the roof. Heat is a big killer of solar panel output. You need air to travel under the panel to get rid of the heat build up. Get a couple of cross bars and mount a panel to these. I have 2 x 80 watt panels on my NW roof (get about 12 amps using a good Victron regulator). One is mounted on 2 cross bars and the other is on the floor of the alloy roof rack.
Dicko FNQ

2014 NW with all the usual stuff plus more.
Having lots of friends on facebook is the same as having lots of money in monopoly...both meaningless.


Telegraph X camper
Reply With Quote
Old 6 Days Ago
glsgls glsgls is offline
Valued Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 531

read on the net somewhere that if you put some core flute under the panel this will help but as dicko said they need air flow so don't tape all the way around the edge leave a gap to let it breath good luck
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
solar panel Shogun 2000 Generation 3 Pajero 1 18-06-18 12:42 AM
What solar panel jol Electrical / Radios 10 29-03-18 12:40 PM
What solar panel to buy ???? reelchippy Electrical / Radios 11 20-12-16 06:24 PM
solar panel help ? johndavis125262 Electrical / Radios 10 08-03-16 08:31 PM
Solar panel help kiwi1973 Generation 4-1 Pajero 3 01-07-15 12:31 PM

All times are GMT +10. The time now is 09:20 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.