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Acrylic Dimensional Letter - Removal

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks' started by mesheau, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. mesheau

    mesheau Member

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    Hey Guys/Gals

    Anybody have suggestion on how to remove acrylic letters from a wall(paint/drywall)? They have been double faced taped on. Figured I would just heat them up and use a putty knife. The paint is thinner stuff not thicker foam. I advised the client they would most likely have to repaint.

    Has anyone done this before?


    Thanks is advance
     
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  2. 2B

    2B Moderator

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    What type of double tape? foam or regular VHB?

    use a piano wire or a diamond wire side the wire between the sign and the wall then saw through the tape.


    In the end the wall will have to be repaired regardless
     
  3. mesheau

    mesheau Member

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    Regular VHB, I'll try the piano wire deal. I like it.

    Thanks
    g
     
  4. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

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    Also fishing line is more economical.. and just as effective.
     
  5. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    +1 garotte wire
     
  6. amw

    amw Member

    +1 this is what we use.
    Marsha
     
  7. fixtureman

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    I use dental floss
     
  8. Just Another Sign Guy

    Just Another Sign Guy Very Active Member

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    fishing wire, dental floss. take an assortment of putty knives and wedges so that as you seperate them you can place wedges and such under to keeep them from resticking...easy as can be.
     
  9. FS-Keith

    FS-Keith Active Member

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    fishing wire or you vinyl sqeegee
     
  10. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    :thumb::thumb::goodpost:
     
  11. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    if the wall has to be repaired anyway I usually twist them off if I can
     
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