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Fake wraught iron look.

Discussion in 'Dimensional Signs' started by SignManiac, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    I just completed six of these, all identical. I wanted to wrap the ends of these with a iron strap, like you might see on a treasure chest. I made these from PVC. Using a ball peen hammer and venting a little frustration, hit them just hard enough to cover the surface in small dents. Glued on some plastic screw caps and then spray painted with Krylon black hammered metal finish. Also used a Krylon stone look finish spray paint for the lettering.

    Although they are very simple looking signs, I think they turned out interesting!
     

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  2. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    They look good, what is the brown background made of?
     
  3. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    Background is PVC too. It's all plastic fantastic.
     
  4. John Butto

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    Very nice ideas, think they would have photographed better on a green felt background though.
     
  5. FS-Keith

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    what are you using to attach your letters to the boards?
     
  6. Billct2

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    Nice
     
  7. SignManiac

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    GE II clear silicone. I drill holes in the back of the letters and also in the background of the panel. The silicone gets squeezed up into the holes of both surfaces and gives increased holding power. I should add that I hog out where the letters go so they plug right in. The hog out is very shallow, .04 typically.
     
  8. Lunatic Taskbar

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    They look great. Really well done.
     
  9. Kottwitz-Graphics

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    Thats awsome.

    :U Rock:
     
  10. qmr55

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    :U Rock: Bob those are true works of art! Love them.
     
  11. John L

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    Very nice Bob. Should last them a very long time too!
     
  12. Salmoneye

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    Super nice. Inspiring ideas, thanks.
     
  13. Fitch

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    Damn... would have loved to see those done in faux rust. Me thinks it would have made a world of difference.

    Great job though.... for actually thinking about an end result and figuring out all by your little lonesome how to achieve it.

    Many should take heed.

    Cheers - G
     
  14. signmeup

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    Great idea with the ball peen hammer. :wink:
     
  15. rushworks graphics

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    love seing your stuff.......its always so well done, planned out and has a beautiful end result.
     
  16. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    John these are interior signs so I think they will out live me :)
     
  17. mrchips

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    Niiiiiice!

    :toasting:

    Joe,

    Makin Chip$ and Havin Fun!
     
  18. Haze Grafix

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    Very nice!
     
  19. Jillbeans

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    I'll be damned.
    That's a cool idea.
    Love...Jill
     
  20. Kyle Blue

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    Those are awesome!
     
  21. TheSellOut

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    They look great Maniac!
     

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