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Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Circleville Signs, May 10, 2011.

  1. Circleville Signs

    Circleville Signs Very Active Member

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    Hey everyone! Long time - no type :)

    Been away from the site for a while - just been too busy to devote much time here...Hopefully that will change soon.

    In any event, I'm hoping that you smart people can give me a solution - i want to make sure I'm doing this right.

    Long story short - i have a 5'x10' Alumacor sign, and a section needs to have mutual letter track installed. This sign is going to be up in the air for quite a while.

    In the past I have used either VHB tape or Gorilla Glue to attach this stuff - but I wanted to get opinions. Should I also drill through and tack screw them to the face in addition to the VHB?

    Any other advice would be appreciated!


    Gary
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    I would add a few mech. fasteners...screw or rivet
     
  3. westpointsigns

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    I would have to say pop rivets.
     
  4. Circleville Signs

    Circleville Signs Very Active Member

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    yeah - unfortunately I don't have a fivet gun - so adding rivets is out of the question...

    That WOULD be the simplest thing....lol.
     
  5. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    get a pop rivet gun...like what $10?
     
  6. Circleville Signs

    Circleville Signs Very Active Member

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    LOL - yeah - that will work :)
     
  7. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    Make sure you drill the holes larger for expansion and contraction.
     
  8. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    if you go the POP RIVET route, make sure you get the right LENGTH of rivet for the alumicore and other metal to be attached.
     
  9. Circleville Signs

    Circleville Signs Very Active Member

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    Yep OP. Thanks for the input folks. Just riviting through plastic lettering channel and .020 aluminum face of the alumacor.

    I think I've got it figured out - i'll post pics when I'm done :)
     
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