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Face lighted aluminum channel letters are made with a back "can" populated with LEd and a removable face with an acrylic lens. Handcrafted from premium alloy 5052, with a robust .090” (2.3mm) face and .063” (1.5mm) returns that are precision MIG welded. Available painted or brushed and made to your specifications providing rugged larger letters and logos for less cost. LED included comes with all required power packs, lux tested for optimal light effects, internally wired ready for your electrician. Full install instructions and wiring diagrams included, UL approved and factory warranted for 5 years on the LED. Typical 10 to 15 day production time.
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Both the Aluminum and Stainless Steel Channel letters primarily use the stud mount method for affixing to vertical walls. In terms of installation, it is a simple way to ensure perfect alignment and spacing of all the letters and words in your sign and it is the most secure way to prevent those letters from falling off or being stolen. A stud mount is essentially lengths of all threaded rod that screw into drilled and tapped holes in the back of the letters. You screw in the studs to the letters and then "glue" the studs into holes in your mounting surface using either silicon caulk, liquid nails, epoxy or mortar. While there are other types of mounts and specialty hardware for mounting to a variety of situations, the stud mount on metal channel letters is king.
Just like any other tool, a mounting installation pattern or stencil guide is a tool that no sign professional would do without. For the average DIY person installing individual cut letters, having a mounting pattern to go by will be like hiring a professional sign installer, for a fraction of the labor cost. At first glance, a mounting pattern looks expensive and many customers forego it to save on costs but it is a false economy which will become apparent when they start to install their sign. Proper spacing and alignment of letters is not something you want to eyeball or guess at when installing a sign at your business. The human eye will easily pick up on any imperfection and if your sign looks bad, so will you.
Before you begin, note that some patterns will have each character numbered. If so, you will find a corresponding number on the back of each metal letter and they MUST go in that position(1 to 1 and 2 to 2 etc), so sort and match first! While you are doing this go ahead and screw the metal threaded rods into each tapped hole. For welded studs (1/8" material only) skip this since they are already welded on and not removable. Now, take your pattern and tape it securely to the mounting surface. Using a heavy metal punch and hammer, mark each stud position through to the mounting surface. This avoids drilling through the pattern which may tear it. When all are marked, remove the pattern and drill holes 2" deep. Now coat each stud and fill each hole with adhesive and push the letter in to the wall. DONE!!!
Mounting patterns with stud locations cannot be made after the letters ship.
TIP: Whenever you are finished installing your letters, keep the install pattern in a safe place in case you ever need to move your sign!
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