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clear cnc'ed letters onto a clear substrate

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Tovis, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Tovis

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    Anybody know what type of glue or whatnot works best to adhere clear plastic letters onto a clear plastic substrate?
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

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    acrylic?

    weldon
     
  3. rjssigns

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    Weld-On makes a product that is as thin as water and works by "wicking". This also leaves a visible bond line. Maybe using a mounting(double-sided) optically clear laminate would be better.
     
  4. Tovis

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    Yes, it is acrylic. Any spray adhesives that you could think of - or is that a bad idea?
     
  5. J Hill Designs

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    bad idea.
     
  6. Tovis

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    because of strength?
     
  7. rjssigns

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    Nope, more like glue tracking/hazing from the bond area.

    Is it supposed to be completely clear with no paint vinyl etc..?

    Maybe a bit more project detail is in order. That way we can put our expert 'cipherin' skills to work.
     
  8. Techman

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    use a chemical bonding agent.
    There will be a section in our master mind weekend about using acrylic and bonding agents and other processes to have crystal clear articles when finished.

    First you make sure the finished edges are crystal clear.
    Next do not flame polish them.
    Then mate the surfaces to be sure they are flat
    Number next apply the clear bonding agent.
     
  9. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    They make a UV activated crystal clear glue for glass...perhaps something like that also exists for acrylic.


    JB
     
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