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Sign Mounting on Metal Wall

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Rebel Graphics, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. Rebel Graphics

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    I’m making a custom size price board for a gas station and the wall has a metal panel. What will be the best way to mount it? Most likely the sign will be 30”x30” PVC panel with a letter track to change the prices (open to suggestions)
     

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  2. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    I'd use an ACM panel, probably on a 1x1 Tube frame, then mount with clips. Beware, those panels could be steel, even porcelainized steel, which can be a bear to drill in.
     
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  3. TSC1985

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    Just self tapping metal screws, if steel predrill. Or if you really want to wow them you can make (or have any metal shop make) a 1" tube frame and attach that to the steel.

    I would use ACM or aluminum sign however, PVC will warp in any direct sun.
     
  4. ams

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    If it's thin paneling, self tappers wont' work. If it's thicker or mostly metal it will. If there is concrete behind it, just use 1/4" lag shields.
     
  5. Rebel Graphics

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    Good info here. I like the idea of the frame and ACM.. back to the drawing board!
     
  6. Rebel Graphics

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    So basically this is what they want with a rigid letter track and changeable numbers.... so plan is 1” Aluminum frame with 3mm acm double sided with either printed or cut vinyl... sounds good?
     

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  7. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    I don't like this idea. The ACM will scratch when you change out the letters. Use polycarbonate or lexan.
     
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    why do they want this? Do they not have a sign by road that depicts prices? screw the damn track to the metal posty thing and let it be all in one for their letters
     
  9. Billct2

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    Looks good, materials should be fine.
     
  10. Rebel Graphics

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    Texas: this will be exposed to the elements 24/7 thats why it was suggested the acm.

    Visual800: Cash price signs are not provided by the company and client doesnt want numbers just slapped on a wall.

    All: any $$ ballpark for this job? They will be 2 boxes for now and I have estimated about $80 worth of materials
     
  11. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Ah OK, no worries your right. Poly and lexan cant be used 24/7...only 8 hours a day for 5 days a week. Go with the ACM it will be fine.
     
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  12. Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay?

    Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay? Very Active Member

    I agree. Polycarbonate with a nice second surface reverse print would be very nice and ultra durable.
     
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