How to install Acrylic Letters with double face tape.
Used on Flat, Dry, Smooth Interior Surface. Double Faced VHB Tape applied to acrylic letter backs.
Tools Required: Stencil or Split Stencil Guide, level, masking tape, tape measure, cleaning cloth, optional adhesive such as silicon caulk, liquid nails or epoxy
Double sided tape should only be applied to letters up to 24" in height. If using this option then always use a liquid silicon caulk as well to protect the letters in case the tape should fail
1. CLEAN Mounting Surface
Clean and prepare mounting surface before starting your install.
Tip: Surface should be flat, clean and free of excess dust or moisture.
There are 3 different types of install patterns possible. Spacing Guide for plain or pad mounted letters, Stencil for smaller letters up to 6" and split stencil for larger letters and logos.
The factory will determine and send the appropriate guide needed, if ordered with the letters
2. (OPTIONAL) POSITION and Secure Guide
Position guide flat on wall. Center & Level copy, then secure with masking tape.
A Spacing or Stencil Guide are recommended to properly install flat letters. Layout, level and securely tape your guide flat to mounting surface. Check spelling, spacing and kerning of letters on guide.
3.INSTALL Letters Using Guide
Remove masking from VHB tape and install letters on wall, using your guide. Do NOT press hard on letters yet. Lightly set letters on wall, then stand back and make sure letters are visually straight - adjust as needed.
Note: Larger & heavier flat acrylic may require VHB tape and adhesive, to safely install. Use an adhesive, such as Epoxy, that will bond with the acrylic & mounting surface.
4.PRESS Letters to Set
After letters are aligned straight, apply additional pressure to the face of each separate letter. VHB tape
requires pressure to properly set. Press letters hard with fingers, roller or flat board to fully set the VHB tape.
Remove Stencil Guide after letters are set and store in a safe location in case you want to move the letters at a later date.
We recommend 25psi min. pressure to set tape (firm hand pressure)
5. REMOVE Face Masking.
Once letters are secured, carefully peel off protective letter face masking. Clean off letter faces as needed.
Tip: Some face masking is almost invisible leading some to believe the letters were cut backward. Pick gently at a corner with your fingernail to begin peeling the mask.