Quick Tip – How To Reuse GoPro Adhesive Mounts

Apr 2, 2016

JP Danko

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Quick Tip – How To Reuse GoPro Adhesive Mounts

Apr 2, 2016

JP Danko

JP Danko is a commercial photographer based in Toronto, Canada. JP can change a lens mid-rappel, swap a memory card while treading water, or use a camel as a light stand.

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GoPro Adhesive Mount

If you’re a GoPro user, you probably have a whole pile of used GoPro adhesive mounts accumulating in your gear closet.

Well, if you want to re-use them, there is a really easy and cost effective way to get your sticky back.

Scotch makes a line of reusable, double sided adhesive tabs for mounting photos, papers, artwork etc. on walls. The adhesive is surprisingly strong (although not as strong as the original GoPro adhesive mount so be careful) and more than enough to secure a GoPro in most situations.

You can buy a pack of eighteen one inch square adhesive tabs at most retailers that carry office supplies for just a few bucks.

Scotch reusable mounting tabs for GoPro Mounts

The easiest thing to do is just use a new adhesive tab to stick your old GoPro adhesive mount to whatever surface you want to mount it to (or if you want a more reliable bond, you could scrape off the old adhesive and use a new adhesive tab to replace it).

Another use for these tabs is for mounting your GoPro to surfaces where you don’t necessarily want your mount welded on with the full strength of a new GoPro adhesive mount – painted drywall comes to mind as an example.

These Scotch reusable, double sided adhesive tabs are designed to be removed cleanly so there is less risk of damage to the mounting surface as opposed to a new GoPro adhesive mount which could take paint, loose or weak materials with it when removed.

Give them a try and let us know what you think!

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5 responses to “Quick Tip – How To Reuse GoPro Adhesive Mounts”

  1. Ray Deakin Avatar
    Ray Deakin

    Mitchell Deakin

  2. MikeDF Avatar
    MikeDF

    Is this post a day late?

  3. Dick Durham Avatar
    Dick Durham

    If anybody needs to be told that the way to re-use a GoPro mount is to use double sided tape, then they are probably too stupid to be able to use a gopro in the first place. Talk about a guide to the blindingly obvious.

  4. ext237 Avatar
    ext237

    Sometimes I read articles just to down-vote the snarky and useless comments.

  5. ᅚᅚMauxie Avatar
    ᅚᅚMauxie

    how to reuse your sticky mounts:
    step 1. buy new ones
    wow thanks never thought of that