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Removing Channel Letter Tracking

Discussion in 'Electric Signs & Channel Letters' started by rydods, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. rydods

    rydods Member

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    Hi, does anyone know what the safest way to remove the tracking from a face without braking the face? It's glued on not screwed. I heat it up and pull and it's starting to pull away but it's a slow process. Anyone have any good ideas?
     
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  2. kgirl

    kgirl Active Member

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    why are you removing?...
     
  3. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    Let me guess, you customer wanted to save money....new faces!
     
  4. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    i crack it off away from the acrylic like so:
     

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  5. rydods

    rydods Member

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    You are correct Mosh, customer wants to re-use the faces for a regular translucent vinyl lettered lighted sign. Thanks! The face is poly so im thinking the tracks should pull off without hurting the faces but just wanted to check to see if there was an easy way to do this.
     
  6. John L

    John L Very Active Member

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    Letter Tracks? I think you may mean Letter Trim? The plastic edging around the Acrylic Channel Letter Faces?

    If so, you can hit the joint with a little of the Weldon glue that is used to adhere the letter trim (the watery stuff). For about 3 seconds, it will soften the bond and you can remove it. Work in sections of about 10-12" around each letter. Then, please, use the old letters only as a pattern to make the customer some new faces so we don't suspect you're a hack.

    Good luck.
     
  7. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    labor>new faces
     
  8. Signguyno1

    Signguyno1 Active Member

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    It's glued, your screwed. NEW FACES!
     
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