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  • Kevin Mahoney

    August 25, 2022 at 2:42 pm

    Hi Pane,
    I would use cut vinyl lettering on the glass & use foam tape to fix the lettering to the vinyl.
    Cheese wire it off when the time comes, remove vinyl & job done.
    I generally do the vinyl inside to hide the tape & fit acrylic outside

    • Pane Talev

      August 25, 2022 at 7:45 pm

      What a lovely solution. Top idea!

      Thank you, Kevin!

      In this case, the council doesn’t allow signs and on the outside and the architect wants laser-cut acrylic.

  • RobertLambie

    August 26, 2022 at 6:20 am

    That’s a great idea, never thought about that one mate. @Kevin-Mahoney1 👍😎

    I used to work a lot with stained glass and diamond Chrystal glass bevels, many moons ago.
    The method used to glue the Chrystal glass bevels to the glass was done using an optically clear UV-sensitive adhesive. basically…
    * You flood the piece of glass with the clear adhesive, in your case “the letter”.
    * Then, gently press the letter against the glass into place and allow the adhesive to smear out the edges 360 degrees around the letter.
    * once you have it in place. “using a small handheld UV lamp” hold it up against the letter and hold for about 10-20 seconds and “you are done!” it will be bonded almost instantly, but fully cured in 20 seconds.
    * you then wipe away the glue that came out the edges as it will remain wet for a few minutes while thick.
    * Any cured adhesive tight around the edge of the letter, simple push a blade scraper against it and the hard glue flakes off as it’s very brittle and comes away easily.

    You will be left with perfectly clear, positioned letters!
    The downside to this is, You won’t get it back off! Well, not that I ever tried, but I doubt you would.

    UV Glue – £20
    UV Ultraviolet handheld Lamp – £20 -to- £30
    The stronger, better quality lamp the faster the bond.

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