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    Posted by eddie cotter on August 13, 2002 at 10:46 pm

    right then, did this one a few months ago the green is two pack auto paint
    sprayed on to 5mm foamex, primer is flexible
    it stuck to it like glue did a few designs & the client chose this
    the phone no is a bit low.


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    eddie cotter replied 20 years, 3 months ago 4 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Phill Fenton

    Member
    August 18, 2002 at 9:10 pm

    Eddie

    Have you ever tried colouring Forrex boards using vinyl.

    I do this quite a lot – wet, the board and the sticky side of the vinyl with a weak soap solution, then apply the vinyl as a single sheet and squeegee out the soapy water with a cloth covered (to avoid scratching) applicator. The result is a board with a glossy painted appearance – done much quicker than using paint, and ready to letter straight away as you don’t need to wait for the paint to dry.

  • Andrew Blackett

    Member
    August 18, 2002 at 9:36 pm

    Good tip here:

    instead of using a rag, get yourself down the market on a saturday and buy some of those really cheap sports socks (the smaller the better) and put your squeegie inside that, works better than a rag in my opinion.

    Or you could just buy felt squeegies!

    ANDY

  • eddie cotter

    Member
    August 18, 2002 at 10:18 pm

    yeah but, phill, i use 610 wide vinyl, wont i have a gap, will it stick out
    eddie

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    August 18, 2002 at 11:41 pm

    Only problem with floodcoating foam with vinyl is that you end up with white edges, so you still have to do a little painting.
    Andy I find the felt squeegees are to soft so I don’t use them anymore, what I do is attach a piece of velvet to a plastic squeegee using double sided tape. You can still apply a fair bit of pressure without fear of scratching the vinyl.

  • Andrew Blackett

    Member
    August 19, 2002 at 4:55 pm

    martin,

    I thought that too mate, the ones I got from APS were about 1/4″ thick and were too flexible but the ones I got from vinyl logistics are about 1/2″ thick and are bang on, the problems with them at all.

    ANDY

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    August 19, 2002 at 9:22 pm

    Weve all been discussing vinyl and not commenting on Eddies sign.
    Coulpe of points Eddie if I may, you have already mentioned the phone number, why did you not carry the border straight across the top of the sign? also the fixings were a bad choice, what you could have done is paint them the same as you have painted the board. This way the fixings would have been almost invisible.

  • Phill Fenton

    Member
    August 19, 2002 at 9:31 pm

    At least the fixings are neat and evenly spaced. However, has the panel warped at all Eddie? – If so, maybe you could consider recomending to your customer to use a panatrim type of frame in future 😀

  • eddie cotter

    Member
    August 19, 2002 at 9:55 pm

    martin, i felt that if i carried the border completely across the sign, it would be to close to the lettering & felt it might clash,
    now as for fitting, i only supplied the sign, the factory maintanance man fitted it, when i saw the sign a few days later i met the manager
    and pointed out to him about the white caps over the screws
    i told him i would touch them up in green, he was happy enough with that
    now in the next week or two i must get up to do it, the factory
    is only around the corner from me. so its not realy a problem. 🙂
    eddie