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    Posted: 17 Feb 2017 at 10:46am
I purchased a Fleischmann 9457 lighting unit (http://www.fleischmann.de/en/product/12267-9457-0-0-0-0-0-003004/products.html). The kit comes with two pieces of tape. One is metallic, and is attached to the inside roof of the carriage to provide heat protection from the LED light.  The second is non-metallic, and is applied on top of the metallic tape.

I need more of the non-metallic tape, but I'm not sure what it's called and where to purchase it.  It's brownish-gray in colour. It does not conduct electricity.  I assume it is heat-resistant so that it does not melt from the lighting.

Does anyone know what the tape is and where to find it?  Thanks
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Maybe it's Kapton tape ???


https://www.kaptontape.com/Low_Static_Kapton_Tapes.php
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I don't see the need for a "heat protection" with LED lights, those lights are not getting hot, it's the same as if you would touch the roof with your finger, it doesn't get hotter then body temperature. Are you sure it is LED? I usually use strip lights in buildings and glue is on plastic, paper or wood. No need for any tape. 
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Hi RRVRR. Thanks for responding. I don't know if I can explain this clearly.  But without the insulator tape, the metallic tape touches the lighting strip and shorts it out.  So I need to cover the metallic tape with a very thin insulator tape. And the insulator tape needs to not melt from the heat of the LED light. Make sense?

So I'm wondering if the Kapton tape might do the trick?  Thanks
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Almost any double sided tape will be sufficient electrical insulation: Scotch (3M), or foam, if it is not too thick for the space available.
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