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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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Retro Signs and Low Tech Advantages!

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Retro Signs and Low Tech Advantages!

Retro & Low-Tech Signs What are "Retro" and "Low-Tech" Signs? WHERE TO FIND THEM AND WHO NEEDS 'EM, ANYWAY? Low-tech is simply another term for "uncomplicated, older or simple technology and products". What's the advantage of low-tech signage? Generally speaking, there are few or fewer moving parts, easy to figure out, usually easy to find a replacement part if necessary and for the most part, costs much less to buy and operate than modern technology.  Why should I get Retro + Low Tech signs? Need a really good reason to get low-tech signs? First, take a look at the categories below...

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Installing frames; basic instructions

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Installing frames; basic instructions

Note: For all vehicle installations:Use continuous weatherstripping or bead of silicone between frame and bus/truck wall to reduce the possibility of a wind gust causing an unplanned ejection of your sign insert. This is a potential liability, so be careful to seal all installations. Install with mounting method appropriate to the type of surface you are installing onto. You may want to consult a structural engineer to determine the appropriate self-tapping screws, bolts, rivets or other mounting method. Most installations include these steps, use them as a guideline and get professional assistance if you're not comfortable with installing the frame yourself. Alignment and...

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