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Flex face sign replacement

Discussion in 'Electric Signs & Channel Letters' started by rfsign, May 2, 2011.

  1. rfsign

    rfsign Member

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    Need help. Anyone experienced with replacing a face with this system? What do I need to do? Picture attached.
     

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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    there will most likely be some sort of tensioning system (ratchets, etc) within the swinging frame...tools needed depends on the manufacturer of the system
     
  3. rfsign

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    Have you ever seen one like this? Trying to figure out who manufactured it so I can get some direction.
     
  4. Randy101

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    Looks like a custom made sign cabinet. Do you have any pics of what is holding the flex face from the front.
     
  5. jmb474

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    Yeah, its tough to help from that pic.
     
  6. rfsign

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    The front has got an aluminium retainer with rivets.
     
  7. rfsign

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    here is a picture. Not the best picture but a picture.
     

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  8. J Hill Designs

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    rivets, eh? hmm what a pain...
     
  9. phototec

    phototec Very Active Member

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    I just completed my first Flex face sign replacement, it was a real b**ch, some have clips and or other mechanical tensioning systems, to pull the flex material tight on the frame. However, the one I worked on did not have anything like that, the old 3M PanaFlex face was pulled tight and stapled on the aluminum frame, it was a real challenge to replace the flex face for me. I was given lots of help from folks at Signs101, see this link, some of the tips may help?

    http://www.signs101.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78919

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  10. rfsign

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    Figured it out for anyone who cares or runs into this in the future. I drilled out the rivets on the retainer and found that the flex material was screwed into the inner (square tube steel) frame with a lot of screws. No tensioning system. Thanks for your suggestions.
     
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