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Discussion in 'LEDs and Neon' started by blufftonsignguy, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. blufftonsignguy

    blufftonsignguy Member

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    I am working on a project and was hoping to find a little help fro someone here who may have some experience with edge lit led signs. I am wanting to make a clear acrylic sign that would be wall mounted with stand-offs. I have found a track made for this type of application and receives the led lighting. My biggest questing would be the engraving or etching of the acrylic. I do not have a way to engrave or etch, so I was thinking sandblasting would give the same effect. Would that be the case or am I going down the wrong road? I am attaching a picture to give an idea of what I am doing.

    Thanks ahead for any help!!
     

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  2. henryz

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    It looks like etched vinyl, but you can achieve this by sand blasting or laser etching. I would not route if you have a lot of area to fill and you will get some swirl marks. The standoffs look like Outwater plastics led ones. If you are not illuminating all 4 edges seal the others with chrome vinyl to trap the light it will help illuminate you graphics better.
     
  3. blufftonsignguy

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    Awesome tips. The acrylic would be clear and have blue led lights in it. So I would have to match the led's in the stand-offs to pull that one off.

    Thank you for your advice
     
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  5. AKwrapguy

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    Just throwing ideas at a wall here, what if you applied a frosted material to it? This way you don't have to worry about the mess of sandblasting it?
     
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