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My awning is Sunbrella or treated with silicone, what are my options?

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My awning is Sunbrella or treated with silicone, what are my options?

Awning fabric may range from old-fashioned canvas to 21st century vinyls and resin compounds. If your awning sample does not stick well, it may be because of a reaction to the finish applied to the awning fabric. So what can I do to cover over or to replace or add new lettering on the awning (without having to pay for a whole new awning)? Some solutions listed below may work for your D.I.Y. awning makeover.The least costly solution is likely to be to order our PaintMask self-adhesive stencils in combination with sign paint like 1-Shot. List of distributors here. Find out more...

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Wording for Entrances & Gated. Communities

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Wording for Entrances & Gated. Communities

For durable, made-to-order lettering that will withstand time:Where do we begin? When doing research on lettering for your wall, gated entrance or home and business identification, here are a few pointers and a checklist that will save you a lot of time and worry. All of our metal and acrylic letters come with a lifetime limited warranty not to fade, crack, chip or peel. Start at the beginning. You'll need a tape measure and a way to record the measurements, as well as the camera on your smartphone to send photos of the undecorated wall along with your request. Stylish or easy-to-read...

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Where can I order sign frames for the outside signs on buses?

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Where can I order sign frames for the outside signs on buses?

Where can I order custom frames for signs on the sides of buses and trollies? Here are a few resources.

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Bus Advertising Signs, inside and outside of buses and on bus stops

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Bus Advertising Signs, inside and outside of buses and on bus stops

Bus Advertising Signs There are three categories of sign types listed here. Look up which one most closely resembles what you seek or contact us for an estimate for your bus signs printing project.  [1] Rigid Metal SignsPopular for bus stop pole signs, these are usually printed on a coated reflective substrate like aluminum or alumicore (aluminum over a plastic core sandwich). Reflective finishes for nighttime illumination from headlights, is available in three grades ranging from Engineer to High Intensity and Diamond grades, with Diamond [DG] being the most reflective and Engineer being the least reflective.3M has a short video on the differences in...

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Replace Your Store's Plastic Sign Faces Yourself

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Replace Your Store's Plastic Sign Faces Yourself

What are the different kinds of Replacement Sign Faces? See "How" below.Sign faces are the plastic or fiberglass sign panels that usually have track and letters for a changeable or permanent message board. Some may have graphics or photos as well. The sign faces can be replaced by almost anyone with simple tools, a ladder and average aptitude or skills (and sometimes a 'cherry picker' truck for hard-to-access locations)So what do I need to know before I replace my worn or broken sign face?Here are the things we need to know to help you:[1] Identify the kind of sign face you...

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