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Do You Paint The Back of HDU Signs?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Sven, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Sven

    Sven Member

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    The routed HDU sign is being screwed to a piece of MDO backer. Does the back need priming/painting? I would guess no, but I'm not sure..
     
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  2. SignProPlus-Chip

    SignProPlus-Chip Active Member

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    Yes, always seal HDU all the way around.

    Never, go by the "paint only what can be seen" technique.
     
  3. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    from coastal enterprises:

     
  4. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    If that is your question, my question to you is what kind of paint are you planning to use???
     
  5. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    Yes
     
  6. SD&F

    SD&F Very Active Member

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    I always prime and seal the entire sign. It is up to the customer if he wants it panted.
    I get customers who want it now and as long as it is primed and sealed properly, you are fine. I usually do paint backs on signs if there is no rush.
     
  7. Inkit

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    I'm guessing that this applies to any exposed area? If I'm taking 2 pcs of hdu and glueing together, I don't need to prime it first right?
     
  8. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    correct.
     
  9. TammieH

    TammieH Very Active Member

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    HDU needs paint on all exposed surfaces, the UV rays will break down the foam if its not protected.
     
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