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Best Material for this

Discussion in 'Materials' started by SAR.Summerlin, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. SAR.Summerlin

    SAR.Summerlin Member

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    We have a sign that has a Panaflex type face that is is pretty bad shape and of course the property management is too cheap to replace it. Anyway our customer is one of the tenants and he needs his name redone (his is the white one pealing off) my question is what is the best material to apply to this surface. I was going to use Oracal Black either 651 or 751 is there something else I should use?
    Also how would you recomend cleaning the surface just soap and water or should we try a degreaser.
     

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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    thats flex face?
     
  3. FS-Keith

    FS-Keith Active Member

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    yup, look at the vinyl dividers pealing right off. i would clean with alcohol and apply cast vinyl. Nice truck btw
     
  4. SAR.Summerlin

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    That is what the guy who did the site survey tells me. I am new to signs and not yet familiar with all the materials so I have to go with what others tell me.
     
  5. Moze

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    From the looks it's a flex face with vinyl dividers.

    ...might be worth trying to score a repair on the show-through copy while you're out there.
     

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  6. idsignsil

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    I would clean the old off. Rapid Remover all of the adhesive off. Clean again with Zep or alcohol. Put a white panel down and then put your black lettering on top (Use 751). It will look much better than the rest of them. The other tenants will want to look just as good, and you might get some more work out of it.
     
  7. SAR.Summerlin

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    Unfortunately we can't lay the white as the customer wants it to light at night still. Which is a waste since half the bulbs are out but. The last sign guy did that for him and you can see it pealing off after just 1 year. Customer was not happy that it didn't light up even less happy that it only lasted a year.

    Yeah I am going to tell our sales guy to hit up the other tenants to refresh their look too.
     
  8. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    cover with white trans then...it will still look better than ugly yellow, and will light (as much as the lamps will allow)
     
  9. SAR.Summerlin

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    Hadn't thought of that I just happen to have some on hand too. :U Rock:
     
  10. Salmoneye

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    Who puts flex face in a sign like that. Ugh.
     
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