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Hard Coat for Inusaltion Board

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Billct2, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    I have a customer who wants a couple "dog bone" post for her sign.
    The budget won't allow a real 3d sculpted post so I thought I'd cut two
    faces from dibond or signply and mount to two sides of 4x6 posts. Then fill in the open sides with insulation board, apply a hard coat then paint. In researching a hard coat I found this
    http://hotwirefoamfactory.com/-025Bulk-Foam-Coat-25lbs.html
    Anyone ever use this stuff? Or have an alternate suggestion?
    I haven't tried this before (insulation with hard coat)but I know I've read of people using it for letters & 3D pieces.
    Thanks for any assistance.
     

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  2. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    This would be easier.
     

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  3. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    I like it. I'll run that by her.
     
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    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    OK, just when I was going to send Gino's suggestion this comes in.
    She wants the dog bone to be barber pole (it's a dog salon , get it?)
    I don't like, but it will attract attention.
     

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  5. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Lose the dog~turd finials and call it a day. Ya just can't please some people.
     
  6. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    My eye keeps getting caught on the "suggestive" lower portion of the "bones"....but it is what it is...just sayin'.



    JB
     
  7. GB2

    GB2 Very Active Member

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    Bill, you can do the open edges with layered PVC or if you want hardcoated material you can use Magic Sculpt or Magic Smooth. There is another product, Styrospray, which I was just about to try for hard coating but it's getting mixed reviews. Let me know if I help.
     
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