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Where can I get padded studs?

Discussion in 'Product and Supplier Referrals' started by Texas_Signmaker, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Where could I buy these? I know Gemini uses them but are there other suppliers? Doesn't have to be exact, just something similar.

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  2. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Thread a nut onto a stud and weld a washer to it.
     
  3. 2B

    2B Very Active Member

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    N Glantz

    I think
    * Reece
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  5. unclebun

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    You can buy them from Gemini too
     
  6. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    what does glantz call them? I tried searching for padded studs but nothing.
     
  7. Greenlight signs

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    Try Stainless steel studs
     
  8. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    Glantz sells threaded studs and mounting pads separately, but not as a unit.
     
  9. d fleming

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    Rob Halford?};-)
     
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  10. JBurton

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    Mounting pads?
    Call Reece, ask for Radar. He's the man.
    Or hell, I have like 2k of them. We stopped using them and started using either a stud gun for aluminum or the small threaded acrylic blocks. They look a little nicer, but not as robust for fastening as the pads are.
     
  11. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Well, let me throw this out there. I am building a 5x15 cabinet with a vacuum formed polycarbonate face. The customer does not want a "pan" so the face is flat except the embossed letters. They previously had one made by another company and the face ended up being sucked into the cabinet. To combat this, they put padded studs behind the black letters to support the face and keep it from sucking in. Because it was behind black letters you didnt see it cast a shadow at night. Now, I dont know if they used hanging bars in their sign but I sure am. Not sure if that is enough but I want to have the padded stud trick ready to fall back on.
     
  12. Richard2717

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    In the older Glantz book they list them as Miracle pads. Let me know how many you need and what size I probably have them here. Have not used them in a long time. Would send them for cost of shipping
     
  13. bowtievega

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    I keep looking for places to buy studs instead of Gemini but I can’t find anywhere that is cheaper lol. They have great prices on studs, way cheaper than McMaster and I love me some McMaster Carr! I have only bought pads fro a Gemini as well.
     
  14. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Thanks. I made some from allthread and ended up not needing them. Having the face mounted with a hanging bar solved the problem they had with a previous sign they had made with another company. They must not of used a hanging bar or made the face too big.
     
  15. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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