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Installation Question

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by rjssigns, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Wondering if VHB or VHB and Lexel will hold 15" x 48" panels to the trailer railing?
    Hate to punch holes in a brand new rig but don't want them sent "air freight" when on the road either.

    Otherwise it's 3/16 rivets or Tek screws.
     

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  2. Gino

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    Physical fasteners whenever possible..... especially if on a moving vehicle.
     
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  3. JTBoh

    JTBoh I sell signage and signage accessories.

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    Both. Just screws will deform and may tear. That's a lot of air behind that rail.
     
  4. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Okey doke. I'm going with the 3/16 rivets then.
     
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    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    ^^^^^^^^ This
     
  6. Billct2

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    We use a fastener combined with a silicone, thinking the silicone helps reduce vibration
     
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  7. JBurton

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    How thick of a panel? I'd say rivets would be ideal, looks like they load stuff that could get hung on a screw.
     
  8. Gino

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    They look like rather hefty cross pieces. I doubt rjs would go through and out the other side.........
     
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    I wouldnt trust regular rivets or tek screws. 1/4” steel monobolts at least or through bolt it and have structural panel adhesive behind either one. Thats a lot of force and could easily kill someone if it were to come loose or tear off going down the road.
     
  10. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Rivets are not normal hardware store type. They are used to attach stock car panels and have 5/8" diameter heads. Will also run a bead of Lexel around perimeter as suggested by Billct2.
     
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