What You Will Need
- The covers and neoprene install tape sent to you.
- Utility knife or scissors to cut tape.
- If bollard pipe is wet from condensation, you’ll want rags to dry them off.
Bollard Cover Installation Instructions
- Remove the backing on a strip of the neoprene tape.
- Wrap firmly around the top of post about 6″ from the top.
- Make sure to leave about a 1″ gap between ends of the tape to allow airflow while installing the cover. You can cut the tape as needed.
- Remove the backing on a 2nd strip of the neoprene tape.
- Wrap firmly around the bottom of post about 6″ from the bottom.
- This time, don’t leave a gap in the tape. This will create the vacuum seal. You can cut the tape as needed.
- With the tape in place, slide the cover over the post.
- If the tape is applied correctly, you will hear air being forced out while sliding it down the post, creating the vacuum seal.
- The cover is now secure over the pipe.
Tips and Tricks
- The tape may roll down as you force the cover on. That’s normal.
- Make sure there is an adequated air gap on tape at the top by cutting the tape shorter. If you only offset the ends, the tape may roll enough to close that gap and then the cover can be very difficult to slide down because of the air pressure.
- Do your best to make sure you are getting the cover’s bottom edge over the tape instead of plowing the tape down the post. Especially at the top tape, this can be achieved by swirling the cover.
- Note that the covers often look slightly oval at the bottom edge. You can compress the long bias of the oval to round out the cover and get over the tape’s edge.
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