How to install Acrylic Letters with a Combo-all Mount.
Used for Flat or Uneven Mounting Surfaces. Stud through pad mounts on acrylic letters.
Tools Required: Mounting Pattern, level, drill, drill bit, tape measure, cleaning cloth, masking tape, adhesive.
Unlike the combination mount that only has studs on the top section of a letter, the combo-all mount has studs through pads on all points of a letter giving you full adjustability to do stand-off letter mounting on flat or uneven surfaces. Very useful for irregular surfaces such as corrugated metal buildings, lap siding, stone walls or anywhere you want a standoff form the wall that is adjustable during installation. A drill mounting pattern is required
1. Position and Secure Mounting Pattern.
Clean mounting surface.
Set Pattern: Level and align mounting pattern on mounting surface.
Securely tape pattern flat to surface & perform a final spelling and spacing check.
Mark Holes: Use a center punch or sharpie to mark through all drill holes onto wall.
Remove Pattern: Your drilling will be more accurate if you remove pattern before drilling holes.
Tip: Brick or Block walls may require using duct tape to secure pattern.
2. Drill Mounting Holes
Drill & Bits: Use a drill & bit to match your mounting surface. Use a bit that is slightly larger in diameter than your studs (allow for some adjustment).
Drill holes: Hold drill level and drill all marked holes at least 1-1/2" deep.
Clean Holes: After holes are all drilled, clean (blow) out holes to remove all dust.
Tip: Brick or Block may require using a hammer drill & masonry drill bit.
3. Dry Fit Letters
Insert Letters: Take letters in order of number marked on the back and press into drilled holes (do NOT apply adhesive yet and do not force studs into holes). If letters do not press easily into holes, open holes (make hole larger with bit) until letters can be set straight.
Adjust Standoff:Take each stud and screw a pad on it to the depth required for your project. Next screw the studs into the blocks on the backs of the letters being careful to keep the flat side of the pad toward the mounting surface.
Tip: Put stud in a drill chuck for winding pads on to required depth along the stud
4. Apply Adhesive
Fill holes: Using a quality adhesive, generously fill all drilled holes.
Studs and Pads: Next apply a good coating of the same adhesive to the studs and pads of your #1 letter. Coat the pads with enough adhesive to cover all pad holes.
5. Install Letters
Set Letters: Press studs into drilled holes until the pads touch the wall. Hold letter to wall by placing long strips of masking tape (or duct tape if necessary) on the letter face. Install letters in numerical order until all letters are set.
6. Final Adjustment
Adjust & Set: Stand back and view letters at a distance. Hand adjust letters straight by loosening tape and repositioning as needed. Once letters are straight, firmly press pads onto the wall by pressing on letter face. Secure with more tape if needed. Allow adhesive to set (time may vary based on climate), then remove tape & protective masking. Clean off letter faces as needed.
Tip: Keep the mounting pattern safe in case you want to move the letters later.