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Corner protectors for Coroplast?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Jumpshoutmedia, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Jumpshoutmedia

    Jumpshoutmedia Member

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    I have a customer that's requesting corner protectors for the Coroplast signs I make for him. I can't find any at any of the vendors I buy from, does anyone know a source for these? I'm thinking of a small triangle plastic or metal corner that I could maybe squirt a little glue into and push onto the corners.

    Anyone?

    Thanks guys!
    -Dom
     
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  2. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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  3. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    Tell him to pony up the $ for a better substrate
     
  4. BrianKE

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    I typically do this simply by folding some cardboard around the corners of the CoroPlast and taping into position.
     
  5. Jumpshoutmedia

    Jumpshoutmedia Member

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    He wants a "showable" solution, not just for shipping.
     
  6. Jumpshoutmedia

    Jumpshoutmedia Member

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    Lol, I did. He won't
     
  7. Mosh

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    Use PVC instead, the money and time wasted will make up the small difference, and they will look 1000% better. Coro is like $10 and PVC is $28 for 4x8, not that much diff in the scheme of things.
     
  8. Farmboy

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    Nice link Pat. Thanks
     
  9. bob

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    Why? It's coroplast, one step above garbage.
     
  10. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    Come on Bob, (I do agree) some people do not know the value of good sign.
     
  11. JW Signs

    JW Signs New Member

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    Yeah there is a lot of Cheap people out there......even ones with a little money......
    CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP
     
  12. rwinninger

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    I just round the corners, I have had no complaints
     
  13. John L

    John L Very Active Member

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    The only thing we have done similar is shown in these pics. These were used in the corners of a couple small signs (I don't remember if it was coroplast though) because of a design need, to match some existing signs at an aquarium.

    We drilled a hole on the corners of the signs and mated two halves of these pieces (made exactly the same) together. My guy says we used a little pvc glue to secure them.
     

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  14. Sign Ninja

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    Seconded
     
  15. ecoleejr

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    try proedge systems. I use the frame material for corners if the customer does not want to frame the whole board. variety of finishes and sizes.
    You can call Joe at ProEdge Systems. 800-346-1111 or check out the website www.proedgesystems.com
     
  16. Checkers

    Checkers Very Active Member

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    Come on now gang, putting corner protectors on Coroplast is like polishing a turd or putting lipstick on a pig.
    Some answers are not worth searching for, especially when the guy says he has no money!

    Checkers
     
  17. JoySigns

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    Pat's link is helpful, but I think Checkers is spot-on about Coro.
     
  18. Al Checca

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    LOL So perfectly put..... Not worth the brain power....:banghead:
     
  19. Ken

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    I also think of coro as temporary signage, however, you could try gluing a metal corner bracket ( the flat 90 degree thing with holes in it, from any hardware store).
    Cheers!
    Ken
     
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