Universal Adaptor Instructions and Adhesive Guidelines

Instructional Video

The Quad Lock Universal Adaptor uses a 3M™ VHB™  4952 (very high bond) adhesive which bonds to smooth, non textured, non-porous surfaces such as plastic and metal.
We highly recommend using a case if your phone has a glass back.

For tape specification please refer to the 3M™ website: 3M™ VHB™

Not all phones or cases are compatible with the 3M™ VHB™ tape. The table below should be used as a reference guide only, please ensure a sufficient bond has been achieved by the 3M™ tape before use. Use at your own risk.

 Suitable Materials

 Not suitable Materials

  • Poly Carbonate (PC)
  • Rubber - Thermo Plastic Rubber/Thermo Plastic Urethane (TPR/TPU)
  • ABS 
  • Leather
  • Aluminium
  • Silicon
  • Un-coated Glass
  • Hydrophobic coated glass (Also known as anti-fingerprint glass which is found on most modern smartphones)
  • Soft touch paint or rubberised coatings
  • Polypropylene (PP) eg, Lifeproof Fre Case
  • Wood


Always clean the application surface with alcohol and let dry before adhering the adaptor. 

Recommended Cases

The following is a guide for cases that we recommend for use with the Universal Adaptor. If you're not sure what your case is made from, please contact the manufacturer to confirm before use.    


Nuud Case
  • The rear of the case is made from a fine textured Polycarbonate and which bonds well.  
Commuter, Defender and Symmetry Series Cases
  • The outer shell of these cases is made from Polycarbonate and which bonds well.  


Always ensure the application surface is thoroughly cleaned (with alcohol) and dry before applying the adaptor. The 3M™ VHB adhesive is a single use adhesive, it is NOT re-usable.

Wipe the surface down using an alcohol based cleaning agent. Make sure the residue has evaporate and surface is dry before applying the adaptor.
Peel the protective layer from the 3M adhesive. 
Position the Adaptor on the rear of your device/case using the center marking lines on the Adaptor.
Press down firmly on adaptor to achieve a good bond. The tape will achieve maximum adhesion after 24 hours. Always test that the tape has bonded securely before use.



We have tested our Universal Adaptor with devices made of a suitable material weighing up to 300g/10.6oz.

Whilst we can't always account for size of larger devices and how they will perform with our mounts, the Universal Adaptor will remain adhered to a device up to that weight. 

The user is responsible for ensuring that the Universal Adaptor is adhered to a suitable substrate to ensure safety of the device whilst using Quad Lock products. 




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