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Replacing Fascia

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by Dentafrice, May 19, 2010.

  1. Dentafrice

    Dentafrice Member

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    The church I go to is wanting to redo their sign.

    It's a brick sign, that goes up to a wooden roof (maybe 6 ft tall total?)

    It's shingled, and it has some fascia board right under the rafters. This was painted white, and then black painted letters on it YEARSSS ago.

    Well it has cracked, and split over the 20 years it has been there probably, and they are looking to replace it, and put vinyl letters on it.

    What do you think would be the best substrate to put back up there, for the media to adhere to?

    Obviously not wood, because it swelling would cause major issues..

    Any ideas?
     
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  2. curtrnev

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    I would have to look into a Hardi board product.
     
  3. Dentafrice

    Dentafrice Member

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    The main thing I'm worried about right now is the surface texture in accepting the vinyl lettering.

    I wonder how well aluminum trim coil would accept vinyl lettering? I know over time it can get chalky..
     
  4. G-Artist

    G-Artist Active Member

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    W/o a pic, it is hard to envision what you are doing, exactly.

    My school of thought is to always replace, like-kind, if doable.

    The paint lasted 20 years and probably is still good but the substrate didn't last. Vinyl
    *may* last up to 7 years - it all depends.

    Alum. products which are painted will chalk eventually, but not under paint nor vinyl.
    Only exposed areas will do that.

    Virtually anything will accept a vinyl legend if the substrate is properly prepped.

    Vinyl might not be the best choice in this instance. Quick and cheap, but not necessarily
    a first choice for a craftsman.
     
  5. Dentafrice

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    Here is the thing that would need replacing, note the front where the "First Free Will Baptist Church"
     

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  6. skyhigh

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    Any ideas you ask? Replace the board with dibond, or......donate some LED's to your church.
     

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  7. curtrnev

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    Maybe you could use some stand off lettering? Gemini???
     
  8. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    Couldn't you just face it with Dibond or Omegabond?
    Then letter it in black HP.
    That actually looks like a pretty simple small job.
    Love....Jill
     
  9. CL Graphics

    CL Graphics Active Member

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    what jill said.
     
  10. Dentafrice

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    That's a pretty cool idea.. thanks!

    HP? New to this so what's the acronym :p

    It's def a simple job, but I'm 17 getting into this. The church asked me to come up with some information on updating the sign, so I thought I'd take it on as a little project. Most of my stuff just deals with vinyl.

    Haha, I like the Bingo idea.. too bad that'd fall through in a vote.. :(
     
  11. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    HP=cast vinyl
    I like Skyhighs sketch, maybe just use the idea for a new top.
    Use Signply (alumaply), dibond or alumalite.
     
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