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Gemini Letters on Brick

Discussion in 'Installation Equipment & Techniques' started by surf city, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. surf city

    surf city Active Member

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    Ok, so I have an install of Gemini letters (studs) onto new brick. I just realized that I am totally out of Bostick 1200 or GE-RTV 180. What can anyone reccomend I use. Thanks.
     
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  2. Tifosi

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    I use Liquid Nails and never have a problem. When it's winter and I have an install I use DAP 3.0 Flashing caulk because of the super low working temps.
     
  3. Mike Paul

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    What size?
    Blow out the dust and use a quality silicone for small/med size jobs.
     
  4. surf city

    surf city Active Member

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    Mike, they are 10" letters. I usually have the bostick or the GE but, I am out of it and the job is tommorrow.
     
  5. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    10in. with stud mounts, silicone is fine.
     
  6. Tifosi

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    Like Mike said, make sure you clean out the holes and use a good silicone or liquid nails and it will hold tight.

    Lowes sells the Red Head adhesive for wedge/sleeve anchors if you are concerned with weight. It is a two part mix in the tip epoxy that you can get in standard single caulk gun style tubes. It is about $15 a tube but is mega-strong. Personally, I think that would be overkill on acrylic Gemini letters and going with off the shelf silicone would be best.
     
  7. surf city

    surf city Active Member

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    Thanks for the input guys appreciate it.
     
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    GE silicone is all i use on installs, good stuff
     
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  11. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    Unless you oversize the holes GE silicone is fine.
     
  12. charleskowen

    charleskowen New Member

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    I've done three 8" sets on brick, and several other sets in tile, metal and wood siding with just contractor grade pure silicone. They are all holding up well.
     
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