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Sign repair

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks' started by Beny93c, Nov 7, 2018.

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  1. Beny93c

    Beny93c Ben

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    Hey,

    How to repair my sign. I don’t think I want to drill a new hole so I imagine I will have to use some type of adhesive? As you can see only one of the screw eyes has come loose. There seems to be some weather protective coating along the top of the sign. Any tips would be appreciated. Thank you for your time.

    Ben
     

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  2. Jun Lanon

    Jun Lanon Member

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    Change to screw and an anchor, apply liquid nail. Spray with clear rustoleum spray paint on top of the sign for weather protection. I use rain X
     
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  3. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Wha..... ?? :omg:
     
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  4. 2B

    2B Very Active Member

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    Is the frame hollow or solid?
    assuming the longer eyelet is what was in the frame? what was it mounted on to in the frame
    Why is the long eyelet look like it was buried in the dirt?

    If hollow, use a wall anchor style mount, spring toggle head or a snap-toggle
    you will have to look to find one large enough for the sign.
    then come back and use sealant for the remaining opening

    How old is this Sign or is it in a harsh climate?

    Judging by the rust and corrosion on the wall anchor I would be concerned about the integrity of the PVC frame the ACM panels are mounted to
     
  5. neato

    neato Very Active Member

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    I think the first questions should be:

    How high is this thing hanging? How heavy is it?
     
  6. HDvinyl

    HDvinyl Trump 2020

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    I think the first question should be:

    Do you have liability insurance?
     
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  7. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Why risk patching some rusty ol' frame? Make a new one. Last thing anyone would want is a rusty old framed sign falling down on some kids skull.
     
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  8. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    Are you a sign maker? That sign looks like it was really old when they put some new faces over it. From the looks of that "bolt" it's toast inside of the sign. Toss it.
     
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  9. TimToad

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    Throughbolt whenever possible. Yeah, I know nobody likes seeing hardware on their signs.

    I guess some folks prefer potential business killing wrongful death lawsuits and civil judgements.
     
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  10. henryz

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    Looks like a cheap sign, just buy another one.
     
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  11. henryz

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    Hey Beny, I didn't see that you are a newbie so I want to take back some of what I said earlier. You want to repair this for a customer right. The faces look like if they are attached to the wood? with screws, make a new frame and screw them back on and replace both of the eye bolts to hang the sign.
     
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  12. Beny93c

    Beny93c Ben

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    Yes frame is solid. The eyelet was in the frame and has corroded. The sign is 5 years old and yes harsh winter climate.
     
  13. Marlene

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    The faces look to be just screwed onto this inner frame. If the frame is still good, run flat bar up the sides and extend it about an inch above the top with holes in the flat bar to hang it form. The screw for the side mounted flat bar will get less stress and damage as it's on the sides rather than the top.
     
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  14. chester215

    chester215 Just call me Chester.

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    Use these instead.
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