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PVC foam for this outdoor sign?

Discussion in 'Dimensional Signs' started by InnovativeSigns, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. InnovativeSigns

    InnovativeSigns New Member

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    I have a possible customer that wants the sign in the attached pictures, remade. She says that she likes the thick, wood appearance and that it has already been redone and repainted once before. I'm not sure how long ago it was redone, but I know the sign is 25 years old. I was thinking PVC foam if I can get a company in my area to route it for me but wanted to see what you guys thought. Routed PVC foam and paint it or use something else?
     

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  2. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    HDU or 1" routed PVC would work. We use more PVC than HDU BUT to each his own. I would routed down about 3/16" or 1/4" and it should be just fine
     
  3. rossmosh

    rossmosh Active Member

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    Exterior grade PVC works fine outside. I'd buy a sheet of 1" and a sheet of 1/2". Cut the shape out of 1" and texture it (if desired). Cut the raised border and letters out of 1/2". Paint and then assemble.
     
  4. GB2

    GB2 Very Active Member

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    That sign is most appropriately done with 2" HDU foam without a doubt
     
  5. fixtureman

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    I would route pvc and pocket the letters just 1/16 deeper then route the letters out of 12 mil pvc you could also have the other parts done this way and then paint the parts and inset the painted stuff.
     
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