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Permanent 4'x10' sign installation-Advice please!

Discussion in 'Installation Equipment & Techniques' started by sinclairgraphics1, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. sinclairgraphics1

    sinclairgraphics1 Sinclair Graphics & Installations

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    I'm quoting this sign and my concern is the installation and what to use to secure the sign to be sturdy and permanent. The client said they can have the sign mounted to concrete if need be. I was thinking some kind of frame system to go around the whole sign and bolted to the concrete. Anyone know of somewhere I can order a frame like this or will this need to be custom fabricated?
     

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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    Im guessing thats a signcomp system. why degrade a beautiful paint job (MAP brushed silver) with framework? make the half-round posts 4 ft longer and drop em in the ground. Take the landscape into account, and create a rock base or something.
     
  3. sinclairgraphics1

    sinclairgraphics1 Sinclair Graphics & Installations

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    Do you have a link to where I can see this system at? Also as far as the sign backing goes, is there a brushed aluminum material thicker than 3mm(other than dibond)? I need something 3/8" or thicker for this and probably going to use 2 to so I can have the letters bolted through securely. This all looks fairly simple but just tracking down all the material is a pain. I've got another vendor routing the letters out of 1" pvc which he said is router would cut this better than aluminum and then he's going to pain them. Anyway, if anyone can point me in the right direction for getting the sign face and installation hardware that would be of great help.
     
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    sinclairgraphics1 Sinclair Graphics & Installations

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    Thanks a ton for all the info. I called the company and they do have one for a 5'x10' sign. The only thing I can't find now is a 5'x10' sheet of brushed aluminum. I'm going to have another sign guy paint the white dibond silver for me.
     
  6. Ohio Sign Shop

    Ohio Sign Shop New Member

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    5x10 white 3mm alum

    I installed two white 5'x10' sign panels today. Got the panels from Grimco (MaxMetal) same as DiaBond. 3mm works fine in an extrusion channel, unless you are hanging heavy letters or logos, then use foam letters or buy 1/8" solid aluminum 5x10 sheet and bring 3 guys with you to install.
     
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