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Sign construction advice

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Circleville Signs, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. Circleville Signs

    Circleville Signs Very Active Member

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    OK - Here's my dilema - and I know there is probably an easy answer, however i've not ever tried this before with Polymetal/Dibond.

    I've got a sign completely made out of 6mm Polymetal. It is 3'x6', or at least the panel is.

    This panel has a full digital print piece laid down on it. I need to attach some routed shapes to this face, that are also cut from 6mm Polymetal.

    Here's the kicker - they need to be flush, AND I can' have bolts sticking out of the back of the sign, as it is single sided, eye level post mounted.

    Oh, yeah - and one layer of the routed shapes sits on top of another one, but is larger - so I'm going to have to anchor it with some type of spacers, I'm thinking?

    Will gorilla glue work for this? I'm worried to use silicone because I won't be able to get things flush.

    Any suggestions are appreciated!
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    I would probably use laminating adhesive sheets for that...my brand of choice is mactac IB-2107 comes 17"x22" sheets

    silicone done correctly would be flush...just weigh it down
     
  3. Circleville Signs

    Circleville Signs Very Active Member

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    Will the adhesive on those sheets be strong enough to hold up a shaped peice that weighs, say, 3 lbs?
     
  4. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    I would say so...It's full contact across the entire surface...I can test with a heavier than 3 lbs setup RQ if you want...
     
  5. Circleville Signs

    Circleville Signs Very Active Member

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    That would be awesome if you don't mind!
     
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    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    sure gimme a half hour
     
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    MikePro Major Contributor

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    how thick is your base piece and lettering?
    i've stud mouted 1/8" to 1/8" before without having the studs sticking out either side... paired with adhesive of any kind, they'll never fall off.
     
  9. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    OK approx 5lb - 1/8" aluminum sheet attached to dibond - not only does it not fall off, I am having a hard time releasing it with force

    as for exterior, I can only imagine yes since its a PE core with acrylic adhesive...water/solvent resistant
     

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  10. Circleville Signs

    Circleville Signs Very Active Member

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    Sweet man!! Just ordered some of it and will post the finished sign once I pick up the sheets and get it finished!
     
  11. Billct2

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    I'd use 3M VHB tape
     
  12. insignia

    insignia Very Active Member

    +1
     
  13. FatCat

    FatCat Very Active Member

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    Great thread! :thumb:
     
  14. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    most VHB is too thick to not see a visible offset from the surface..and the thin stuff (I have found) doesnt quite work that well
     
  15. Billct2

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    What about a nest rout were the panels will be placed? Then they could be glued/silconed into the inset.
     
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