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Installing Gemini bronze plaque next week.

Discussion in 'Installation Equipment & Techniques' started by synergy_jim, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. synergy_jim

    synergy_jim Very Active Member

    Any tips and tricks for installing a Bronze plaque on a brick wall? Gemini already made a template to fit mortar joints on the wall. I plan on doing the usual drill holes / silicone method, but are there any adhesives anyone has found to work better or any tricks you'd like to share???

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    If there's any chance of theft I don't use silicone, I use construction adhesive or epoxy and put some on the back of the plaque also.
     
  3. synergy_jim

    synergy_jim Very Active Member

    its in a very well lit area downtown in a small village. I doubt it will be in danger, but I'll definitely take a look at some epoxy.
     
  4. Moze

    Moze Precision Sign Services

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    If it's stud-mounted and installed with a good amount of silicone - someone is going to have have their work cut out trying to steal it. Any additional adhesive is great for extra measure (epoxy, etc.).
     
  5. Red Ball

    Red Ball Very Active Member

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    Drill into the brick. Never into the mortar. It is too soft.
     
  6. TXFB.INS

    TXFB.INS Very Active Member

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    make sure to properly clean the holes out, and use LOTS of adhesive. especially with the risk of theft
     
  7. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    slicone is fine no sense in looking into epoxy, believe me if they want it they are going to get it. We always fill the holes with silicone and maybe dab the rest of plaque with is. No sense in going crazy and using 15 tubes on it. silicone is hard as hell to get off
     
  8. 704signs

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    I always make a cardboard template of the sign.

    Place sign on cardboard with studs installed trace around the sign so you can level the template and your stud holes will be marked as well. ( Make sure you mark the top )

    This will also help with placement so you don't have to hold up heavy plaque.
     
  9. synergy_jim

    synergy_jim Very Active Member

    lots of good input.... thanks
     
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