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Old 04-05-2017, 08:42 AM
gj87 gj87 is offline
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Originally Posted by Art Mann View Post
I also cut signs out of construction grade 3/4 and 1 inch PVC sheets. I prefer Versatex brand. This material will hold up with acrylic paint practically forever. This stuff cuts easy, its durable and holds a sharp edge. That would be a good material to start on because of its ease of use. It is a lot cheaper and more robust than HDU in the small sign application.
Where do you get your PVC,Versatex, from?
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Old 04-05-2017, 09:17 AM
NorthernMN NorthernMN is offline
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Originally Posted by T.R.MacMunn View Post
Scott ... how are they mounting them? If on the side of the trailer, there's a product called "PanelClips", made by Brooklyn Industries in Brooklyn OR. Makes it easy to take them down for the off-season, but still relatively secure .
Most people mount them right to their deck or a small sign post attached to their site marker.
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Old 04-05-2017, 11:59 AM
Art Mann Art Mann is offline
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Originally Posted by gj87 View Post
Where do you get your PVC,Versatex, from?
I can order 4 X 8 sheets from Wilson Lumber Company in Huntsville, AL. You can start here to find it close to where you live.

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The stuff I am talking about is primarily used as a building material in upscale homes as a rot proof paintable alternative to wood. You can usually go to a big box store like Home Depot and buy the same kind of material that is sold as trim planks. If you want to experiment, just go there and buy a 3/4" X 8" X 8' plank. The density and uniformity of the material is just a little lower quality than the premium brands. Azek is another brand that I haven't tried but is recommended by some people. You can also buy premium sheets that are made specifically for CNC routers but I found it to be not worth the difference in price for my applications.
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