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Help in hanging a flat aluminum wall sign

Discussion in 'Installation Equipment & Techniques' started by Jackflush, Jul 13, 2019 at 1:36 PM.

  1. Jackflush

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    I recently got an order for a 60x30 in. graphic that will go in the fish shop. I suggested putting it on aluminum and now I havent a clue what is the best technique to hang it. Its on B Bond 1/8 inch thick. I am figuring that I will screw something onto the back from the front before I stick on the sticker. But I sure could use some guidance today. Thanks
     
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  2. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    1/8" doesn't allow a lot of room to flush mount a bolt. Might be better off using cleats VHBd to the back.
    Or vhb and lexel direct to wall. Other option is to screw right thru the face and use some cap covers.
     
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  3. Jackflush

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    Thats great, can you show me an example of VBH and the cleats?
     
  4. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Just silicone and VHB the hell out of it.
     
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  5. Jackflush

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    Ok good... I am decided to get those screws with the covers. and put in a beveled hardwood hanging board like they use on floating shelves.
     
  6. Gino

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    If there was some rhyme or reason for suggesting an aluminum substrate..... are you kinda nixing that reason out by now afixing the whole thing with wood ?? Why not skip the cheap ACM and just do it on wood ??

    Besides, what kinda wall is it ?? The surface and whatnot.
     
  7. Jun Lanon

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    I've used small standoff on aluminum signs.
     
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