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  • Coloured Screw Caps / Covers where?

    Posted by Tim Painter on August 17, 2004 at 8:44 am

    Can anyone tell me where I can get hold of coloured plastic screw covers like the general white ones DIY stores do. The one that have countersunk base & a cap clips in to cover the screw head.

    Thanks guys n gals.

    Tim.

    Andy Gorman replied 19 years, 9 months ago 7 Members · 9 Replies
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  • Lee Harris

    Member
    August 17, 2004 at 9:10 am

    Hi Tim

    Have a look at Ashby Trade Signs – 0118 981 5343 – http://www.ashbytrade.co.uk They don’t do covers as such but they do coloured screws. They seem to have a good selection at good prices.

    Hope this helps
    Regards
    Lee

  • Tim Painter

    Member
    August 17, 2004 at 9:51 am

    They are just down the road from me Lee only problem is the screw head size. I wanted to use plastic caps so I can drill a larger hole to allow for any expansion in the Yellow foamex.

    What does everyone else do if the have a solid colour or flooded background ? White caps will just look a crappy finish.

    Would appreciate other feedback.

    Cheers

    Tim.

  • Bill Dewison

    Member
    August 17, 2004 at 9:57 am

    May not be the way to do it, but unless the background is black/white (I have caps for both of those), I just cut diddy circles of coloured vinyl to match the background and put those over the screw heads. Providing the sign isn’t at eye level, they become virtually invisible.

    As I say, don’t know whether thats the correct way to do it, but it works for me 😀

    Cheers, Dewi

  • Tim Painter

    Member
    August 17, 2004 at 10:00 am

    Think I may be cutting pretty little circles to put on my screw caps then 🙂

  • Dave Bruce

    Member
    August 17, 2004 at 8:00 pm

    Thats the way I do it too, helps to seal the screw head so no rusting years down the line (like the caps).

    cheers

    Dave

  • steve

    Member
    August 18, 2004 at 9:36 am

    Moss plastic parts in Manchester about 40 colours they are excellent BUT there is a very silly minimum order quantity! sorry dony know the website address GOOGLE will though!

  • Tim Painter

    Member
    August 19, 2004 at 3:43 pm

    Thanks Steve.
    Moss are good if I want 2.5K of them 🙁

    Anyone else got any ideas?

    Thanks

  • Adrian Hewson

    Member
    August 19, 2004 at 9:40 pm

    Hi Vivid

    We came across this problem a while back and bit the bullet. There is a US manufacturer called Pro-Dec who maufactures these in many colours including metallic Silver and metalic gold. But yo have to buy 1Kpcs per colour so we bought the lot and use them on a daily basis.

    Tell me what you are after and I will see if I can hlep

    Regards Adrian

  • Andy Gorman

    Member
    August 19, 2004 at 9:56 pm

    Or…..get a small can of primer and a can of coloured auto spray paint and paint some white ones. Got to be better than buying 1000’s when you only need a few. They take the paint OK.

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