By Erik Sine
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3/4" ($46.75) & 1" ($54.75) + Shipping
Colors are below
* Silver (Brushed Silver Appearance)
* Duranotic Bronze
* Red ( 3M Poppy Red 3630-143 | Pantone 179 C )
* Blue ( 3M Intense Blue 3630-127 | Pantone 300 C )
* Dark Blue (Avery Dark Blue 8500-007)
* Yellow ( 3M Sunflower 3630-25 | Pantone 124 C )
* Green ( Oracal Emerald Green 8800-087 | Pantone 348 C )
Some notes I'd like to add about this product.
Some may have used this product in the past and some may have never had a chance. This product disappeared from suppliers right after 9/11 from what I understand there were Customs issues that made it too costly to bring in.
IF you remember this product from long ago, you will be glad it's back (just like the reaction I've gotten to all who have purchased from me).
IF you have never used it, your fabricators will love you for using it, it's MUCH MUCH easier to work with and notch, you won't get those splits you sometimes get on corners.
My other understanding is that this product was mainly distributed on the west coast, so not many on the east coast have ever tried it. My advice is try it, believe me YOU will LOVE it!
Before 9/11 I used PLASCO and the Silvatrim Trimcaps. I still have signs up 16+ years and this trim cap is still up, it's very durable.
PLASCO Trim for Polycarbonate Channel Letter Faces
Plasco is an excellent channel letter trim cap to be used to fabricated polycarbonate / Lexan channel letter faces. We also stock Channel Bond, the 1 part system which makes it easy for bonding Plasco Trim to Polycarbonate. You can also find Channel Bond here
PLASCO VS JEWELITE
In another thread I was asking why anyone east of Colorado "WHY" they mainly buy 1" Jewlite and not 3/4" Jewelite for 24" Channel Letters and smaller.
The reason seems to be is that when you use 1" Jewelite with a standard 3/16" channel letter face the 1" Jewelite gives you more clearance because the arrow extrusion protrudes more than 1/4" from the face giving you less mechanical fastening room. Make sense but 1" is very tough to notch, bend and get in small letter centers too because of that arrow extrusion.
I was always use to Plasco Trim Cap in my years of the sign industry, NOT Jewelite because on the West Coast Plasco was stocked more than Jewelite before 9/11. So after this "clearance" point was brought up I did some quick measuring because I had a east coast client buy Plasco 1" to match up with his regular use of 1" Jewelite. Then shortly after receiving his order with 3/4" samples he soon after starting ordering 3/4". I asked him why the change in smaller trim. He said the change was because the 3/4" Plasco trim gave him the same fastening clearance that he got buying 1" Jewelite. He went from paying about $70.00 per roll to $44.75 saving $32.15
I've attached some images to show you that you can use 3/4" Plasco Trim Cap that will give you the same clearance as 1" Jewelite IF clearance is important to you.
Plasco vs. Jewelite - Here we display the channel letter baseline along with the clearance you get using 3/4" & 1" Plasco / Jewelite Trim Caps
1" Jewelite clearance
1" Plasco - More mechanical clearance than 1" Jewelite
3/4" Plasco - Just about the same mechanical clearance as using 1" Jewelite
3/4" Jewelite - Less mechanical clearance than 3/4" Plasco
1" Jewelite - Arrow extrusion protrusion more than 1/4" past the channel letter face.
U.L. Sign Accessories Manual Info
Plasco is a Elkamet product made in Germany and their U.L. file number is E10010
ELKAMET KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK GMBH GEORG-KRAMER STRASSE 3
PO BOX 1263
35216 BIEDENKOPF FED REP GERMANY Aluminum reinforced sign face trim, Type Elkamet Profiles.
1. These trim materials are used to secure a rigid thermoplastic sign face to an outdoor or indoor sign.
2. The ability of the trim to exclude water from contacting live parts needs to be evaluated in the end product.
3. Minimum No. 8 sheet metal screws need to be provided for securing the trim to the sign body. The maximum spacing
between screws shall not exceed 18 in. and no fewer than four screws are to be used per face.
4. These products do not comply with enclosure requirements.
5. The sign trim face shall be "Continuous solvent or adhesive bonding" to secure the sign face and trim together in one of the
Sign Face (Generic Material) = Methyl Methacrylate (Acrylic)
Solvent = MethyleneChloride
Sign Trim (Generic Material) = Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
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Tecnolux Neon Silicone GTO Now In Stock!!!
GTO 15KV Integral Sleeve Siliflex 14AWG Silicone
Cable for Gas Tube Sign Cable, single core, flexible, insulation in silicone rubber. Integral Sleeve
- Made in Italy, NOT China!
- 250' Black Roll
- UL File E1913971
- CSA MC 212445
- Rated for 15,000 VAC, -50˙C to 150˙C
- Conforms to UL Standard 814 for gas tube sign ignition cable
- UL 879
These are now sold through our Online Shopping Cart or feel free to order by phone or contact us with any questions (858) 880-1400 or firstname.lastname@example.org
By Erik Sine
Just a quick announcement which I'll talk more about later in individual posts but here it is, and already in our online shopping cart.
Tecnolux / Ablon Siliflex (Silicone) Integral Sleeve 14AWG GTO
Tecnolux now Ablon silicone GTO was the first silicone GTO that I ever used. I have used other silicone GTO cables but I have to say, there is a difference, I love the Tecnolux / Ablon GTO much better. You can tell the difference in the quality of the silicone sleeving. That's probably because this is Italian silicone.....or made in Italy, NOT China!
You can purchase this from our online store here:
Tecnloux Product Discussion:
NC LED RGB3 Modules
After a coupe of requests, as of yesterday I brought in their RGB line. I will also bring in some controllers and bridge/junction units to hook up multiple power supply branch circuits to the same controller.
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Channel Bond & Resin Bond - Christmas Special
We're offering a bundle Channel Bond & Resin Bond Special. If you're in need of an adhesive to bond polycarbonate to polycarbonate, Plasco Trim Cap (For Channel Letter faces) to polycarbonate, or acrylic to polycarbonate then the one part system Channel Bond is for you!
Channel Bond is a one part system. This means NO additional guns, nozzle tips, cartridges to purchase, in other words....NO waste, NO wasted half spent cartridges. Just pour back in the container when you're done using for another time!!!
Resin Bond is your equivalent of Weld-On 3 & 4, used for acrylic to acrylic or acrylic to Plasco Trim Cap.
Makrolon / Sheffield Plastics highly recommends using Channel Bond to fabricate channel letter faces with their polycarbonate!
We can ship you one gallon of both Channel Bond & Resin Bond for $309.99 + HAZMAT & Shipping,
or our combo special of one quart of Channel Bond & Resin Bond for $96.75 + HAZMAT & Shipping.
Gallon of Channel Bond $249.99 + HAZMAT + Shipping
Gallon of Channel Bond $79.99 + HAZMAT + Shipping
To place an order you can buy direct from our online shopping cart LINK
For inquires, full product & price list or large orders you can call us at (858) 880-1400 or email us at email@example.com
Channel Bond a one part system that can be used in place of Lords 7550 Two-Part Urethane Adhesive, Lords 7556 Urethane Adhesive Two-Part Urethane Adhesive, Weld-On / SCIGRIP 58, Weld-On / SCIGRIP 55
CHANNEL BOND VIDEO