Do I need to use a Prep Wipe before applying the Locking Strip.
Yes. Even if a surface appears to be clean, some dirt and oils may be present. Removing them will give the Locking Strip a much stronger bond.
Do I need to use a Primer Stick.
Yes. If you plan to use your system within 72 hours you should use a Primer Stick. Using a Primer Stick will allow the adhesive on the Locking Strip to achieve its maximum cure strength in a several hours versus 72 hours without the Primer. Applying the Butt Plate to a Locking Strip before the adhesive has cured will most likely result in a weaker mount and may cause the Locking Strip to come off of the mounting surface when the Butt Plate is removed.
Should I ever replace the Locking Strip.
Yes. Locking Strips will wear out. Locking Strips can remain strong for up to 1000 closure cycles depending on conditions and usage. That said, use your judgement. If the Locking Strip on your Weaponholder, Butt Plate or any of the surfaces you’ve mounted strips to appears damaged or worn, replace it. Even if there’s no visible sign of wearing and the holding strength seems to be weakening, replace the locking strip. This is a quick and easy step to ensure your system maintains its peak performance.