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mounting 6mm sintra to walls

Discussion in 'Installation Equipment & Techniques' started by fozzie, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. fozzie

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    Have a rush job for client. will be mounting prints to 6mm black sintra. size is 3' x 4' . client needs hangers on back to mount to walls.
    thinking french cleats but not sure what adhesive would bound the aluminum cleat to the sintra. anyone know what works. dont have time here to really test anything.

    also, any other ways to fasten to walls? we always like mechanical but 6mm is too thin for screws.

    thanks in advance.
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

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    you should be able to tap for studs in 1/4" material just fine

    depending on size, 3m command strips may just work also
     
  3. Gino

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    What kinda walls ??
     
  4. Moze

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    The panels below are Gatorfoam and Sintra mix. They're all hung with Command Strips.
     

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  5. Gino

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    Hey Moze...... I was thinking of using them for an upcoming project and did some research on them, but my problem is.... the walls have a textured wallpaper on them and I can't find anything like that to work on textured coverings. Any ideas ??

    The weight on each one will be about 8 or so lbs. each, covering about a 2'x 3' area each.
     
  6. Moze

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    The Command Strips aren't suggested for use on wallpaper.

    If the customer doesn't mind damaged wallpaper, I would use 1" squares of VHB tape (add a few dollops of silicone if they really don't mind damage). If they want minimal damage, it depends on what material you're hanging, but I guess at that point, you would have to use a mechanical fastener. With thicker panels you can get creative and epoxy keyhole hangers on the back. Which now that I say that is how some of the previous pictures I posted were hung. Forgot about that. :covereyes:
     
  7. Gino

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    Nope, can't do any damage or my head will be smashed. It's more like a drapery or wall hanging that will be hung, so there is a little weight involved. However, it will be changed from time to time and not always going back to the same positions. I was thinking a small brad and use some goop to put in the hole when moving things around. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Moze

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    ...or levitation strips...? :smile:
     
  9. fixtureman

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    We use sintra french cleats just cut a 45 ine the middle and your done. Glue one to the back.
     
  10. fozzie

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    thanks all

    thanks for the responses. we found that we could use a #8 x 3/8 sheet metal screw with a french cleat and it holds great. we just had to use a small washer as a spacer to keep the screw from coming out the front.
     
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