Plexiglass Repair: How To Repair Plexiglass Scratches

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With more and more people adding plexiglass barriers to their work environment for an extra layer of protection during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is also the need to learn how to care for plexiglass barriers. While plexiglass is a popular choice because of its durability and clarity, plexiglass is susceptible to scratching and damage.

In this blog, AGC Signs will review plexiglass repair, specifically the repair of scratches and other minor damages.

For more detailed information about DIY plexiglass repair, please check out the sources used for this article which are listed further below.

 

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Although durable, plexiglass can scratch or break if not cared for.

 

Plexiglass Repair: Fixing Scratches

The first step in fixing any scratch on your plexiglass barrier is determining the depth of the scratch. According to Acmeplastics.com, "any scratches deeper than 5 mm are exceptionally heavy scratches – these are generally regarded as irreparable, and can only occasionally be repaired by specialty buffing tools."

Basically, if you run your fingernail across a scratch and it gets snagged, the scratch is probably beyond your repair. If the scratch is less than 5 mm in depth, however, then try this step-by-step process.

How To Repair a Scratch in Plexiglass:

1. Using a clean, soft cloth, wipe the plexiglass surface clean with water or a special acrylic cleaner. Even dish soap can be used to remove any dirt. Afterwards, rinse and dry off the plexiglass.

2. For mild scratches, try using an abrasive acrylic polish (like the Novus Polish Products). Using a cloth, polish the scratch using circular motions until the area is smooth, then wipe off the polish with a clean cloth.

3. If the scratch cannot be removed with acrylic polish or for more moderate scratches, use fine sandpaper (beginning with 600 grit or 800 grit sandpaper). Wet the sandpaper and gently sand in circular motions over the scratch. Afterwards, rinse the surface with water, then take finer sandpaper (1000 grit or 1200 grit) and repeat the same process, sanding the scratch in circular motions until the surface is smooth. Finally, rinse with water and wipe with a clean cloth.

4. Lightly coat the repaired surface with a buffing compound and, if you have access to a low-speed buffing wheel, buff the surface to finish. Again, wipe off the surface with a clean cloth when finished.

5. If the scratch still appears, then the scratch is probably too deep for repair. Also, keep in mind that abrasion weakens the plexiglass, so try to use the finest sandpaper possible.

Below is a video from TAP Plastics on repairing surface scratches with a Novus polish.

 

In the above video, TAP Plastics shows how to repair surface scratches.

 

Plexiglass Repair: Fixing Minor Damage

Broken Plexiglass

If a piece of your plexiglass breaks off and you think it can be glued back on, you can actually find plexiglass adhesives at the hardware store. If you review different DIY videos, you will see that there are quite a few different ways to bond plexiglass. Have a look at the video below from ePlastics.com to see how to glue plexiglass.

 

Learn how to glue plexiglass in this video from ePlastics.

 

Cracked Plexiglass

Now, if you have plexiglass that has cracked, you can also make use of plexiglass adhesives. In "How to Repair a Cracked Plexiglass Windshield" by Joshua Bailey, you can read step-by-step instructions on fixing a crack. Basically, you need to do the following:

HOW TO REPAIR A Crack IN PLEXIGLASS:

1. Clean the cracked surface area.

Use soap and water to clean the area before working and dry it off.

2. Stop the Crack

To keep a crack from spreading, you will want to find the ends of the crack and drill tiny holes where necessary with a 1/16” or 1/8” drill. According to Joshua Bailey’s instructions from the above article on itstillruns.com, "the hole should be small enough to round out the end of the crack's arm, but not large enough to break the windshield".

3. Apply Plexiglass Adhesive

Take the plexiglass adhesive and carefully fill in the crack with the needle of a glue syringe. Use as much adhesive as necessary to fill the crack and wipe away any extra with a clean cloth. Allow the adhesive to set according to the directions on your chosen adhesive.

4. Sand

Using fine sandpaper, sand along the crack to smooth the surface area surrounding the crack.

3. Polish and Finish

If you have access to a rotary polisher, you want to polish over the crack to even out the surface. After buffing it, you can use some cleaner (or even freshwater) and a rag to wipe the surface clean.

Keep in mind that repairing a crack in plexiglass is a temporary fix. This can keep your plexiglass in use while saving you money.

Sources: acmeplastics.com, eplastics.com, wikihow.com, itstillruns.com, tapplastics.com, homeguides.sfgate.com, routerforums.com, plasticgenius.com

 

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Plexiglass Repair & AGC Signs

For thorough repairs or to ensure your plexiglass barriers comply with Covid-19 safety guidelines, you will want to contact the professionals at AGC Signs. In the signage industry for over 10 years, AGC offers custom plexiglass barriers for various companies looking to safely re-open. If you have trouble with plexiglass repair or you need a high-quality replacement for your plexiglass barriers, be sure to contact AGC Signs. Check out their gallery of plexiglass barriers and shields.

 

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Benefits of Custom Outdoor Signs for Your Business

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Whether a brick-and-mortar store on the main street, a professional firm or an enterprise-level business – every business is scrambling for the best advertising space they can find. As one of America’s largest cities, Chicago is a dynamic marketplace. Shoppers have a lot demanding their attention, and they’ll remember a business as long as the business is branding itself properly.

Don’t want to be remembered as “Didn’t the XYZ business used
to be there?” Invest proactively in customized outdoor signs. In this article,
we look at how exterior business signs help all types
of businesses reach a bigger audience, establish a strong local presence, and
generate leads.

Think outdoor advertising
declined significantly because of COVID-19? Out of home spending on advertising
signage totaled
$4.6 billion in the first
three quarters of 2020
alone!

Benefits of exterior
business signs

Exterior signage plays a crucial role regardless of the size
of the business. From the smallest of brick-and-mortar stores to a global tech
giant – all rely on exterior signs for their outreach.

1. Identify your establishment

The most basic purpose of building signs is identifying the business. They act as address plates and tell customers where you are. It’s why owners are always on the lookout for more prominent signage that will make them easier to locate.

2. Build brand awareness

If a business has a strong brand value of its own, it needs signs to project its brand. Smaller businesses rely on customized signs to build brand awareness. It’s why you will often see the longest queues outside stores and eateries that have interesting signage.

According to the Out of Home Advertising
Association of America
, the list of top
10 spenders on outdoor signs in 2020 includes McDonald’s, Apple, Allstate, HBO,
MillerCoors, Amazon, and Cracker Barrel.

3. Become a local landmark

Personalized signs are essential to becoming a local landmark. Building signs and monument signs, in particular, are great ways to make the business a ‘landmark’ in the community. A recognizable sign makes small things like “Let’s meet by the XYZ store…” possible. This is essential for building top of mind recall.

4. Top of mind recall

The holy grail of marketing – top of mind recall. It means a
business is associated with its industry. When people think of resolving a
need, they think first of that particular business. Unique exterior business
signs will make the business more memorable, eventually earning it top billing.

5. Generating leads

Great exterior signs build confidence and improve the chances
of prospective customers choosing the business. Especially around the busy
shopping season, attractive signs can drive impulse purchases. Couple that with
a more memorable presence and signs can have a real positive impact on the
bottom line.

Chicago Sign Company works with business owners across the city for all types of outdoor signage. We design custom storefront signs, building signage, channel letters, vinyl banners, and more. Speak to a representative today.

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How Can A Custom Sports Banner Improve Sport Visibility?

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How can a custom design sports banner increase sports visibility? First, let us have a brief discussion about the importance of sports in our lives. The reason why people love sports is that they provide us with fun, amusement, and physical activity. In fact, it’s  impossible to take a glance at any sports stadium or park without recognizing some sort of sport or recreational activity. Second, it has to be said that any sporting event should always include some sort of advertisement. The problem with most sporting events is that due to the large sums of money paid to sport organizations for these sporting events, the often small margins become increasingly small. It, therefore, goes without saying that any advertising be it on television, in the print media, or by means of a custom sports banner has to be effective at earning a substantial profit.

Still, Doubting? Well Here Are a Few Things Custom Sports Banner Can Do!

How can a custom sports banner improve the visibility of your school or team? For one thing, sports banners are more eye-catching than regular banners. Most people are accustomed to traditional banners that are very flat and very long. If you compare a sports banner to a standard banner, you will notice the vertical stripes that represent the different teams. Sometimes they have images of emblems in the custom banners. This is much more attractive and effective when you want to create an atmosphere that represents a particular school, team, or sporting event.

Having a sports banner can draw visibility to your team.

It Attracts Attention With The Banners’ Color

A custom sports banner can do this. It can be designed to attract attention, convey information, or even encourage people to buy products. One company that has achieved this through its use of a custom sports banner is Live-Action TV. This company produces television advertising which is utilized during live sporting events. What this means is that the viewer is actually seeing and being attracted to the action taking place on the screen because of the vinyl banner advertisement. This is done through the use of a cleverly designed custom sports banner that hovers behind the commentator giving him a subtle nudge in the direction of the action taking place.

Finding A Way To Support The Team You Love? Well It Is Also A Effective Support Props

Another reason why a team banner is more effective than other types is that they are more visible during a sporting event. If a banner is hung right at the front of the crowd, then it is obvious that people would notice it. However, if it is hung near the end of the field, then people might not be able to see it as easily. With a custom banner, you are guaranteed to be noticed.

Having a sports banner helps show off the championships you've won.

Encourage More People To Know The Specifics Of The Game

How can a custom sports banner improve a game for your team? Aside from being visually striking, it also allows people who are watching the game to know more about the specifics of the game, whether it is a baseball game, if it’s an outdoor event or an indoor event, or what sports event in general. When a mesh banner is well-designed, it will be easier for people to follow the game. That’s because this type of signage makes a great fence banner. And you can get the right custom size for your sports team needs. For example, you can add your team’s name and logo with a simple design tool or by using Adobe photoshop. Talk about a great way to boost team spirit!

Boost Up Your Team’s Morale and Use A Custom Sports Banner Now!

How can custom team banners improve the overall performance of your team? As mentioned earlier, sports banners are very effective when it comes to increasing the visibility of the game. However, they also increase the team’s morale by providing an opportunity for fans to show their support for the players. The banners also help players motivate because they see that their efforts are really paying off. And so, if you want your team to be more successful, then it would be advisable to invest in sports banners that will make your team more visible to fans and help them appreciate your efforts even more. A custom sports banner can have on a team’s morale. Although this is harder to measure than the financial returns it creates, it is clear to see that they can have a profound impact. A simple example is that of the energy and enthusiasm that a stadium or other large space can generate during a major sporting event. Again, statistics relating to these sorts of events can be easily accessed via various sites on the Internet.

Want To Increase Your Sales As A Small Business? Place Your Small Business Details on a Banner!

In addition to being effective at getting an audience’s attention, it has been proven that a custom vinyl banner has also been able to increase the profitability of a sporting event. One company that has made this clear is Wrigley Advertising, the owner of the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. The fact that the Chicago Bears is one of the most popular sports teams in the country is obviously a major factor behind their successful use of a personalized banner for their team. Although this may seem obvious, it still needs to be pointed out as the financial success of Wrigley Marketing has a lot to do with their ability to produce a banner that is memorable. Just make sure to use grommets so the banner doesn’t tear.

Show off your drill team with a custom made banner

What Can You Do To Maximize The Potential Of A Banner?

Firstly, you need to ensure that the banner is designed to suit the particular sporting event in question. Each game and competition have its own unique requirements when it comes to the type of advertising that is suitable. This is why it is best to contact a professional company that will be able to provide you with help and advice on the best types of banners to use. These professionals can provide you with information on the different types of banners that have been used in the past by various sporting organizations and what the benefits of these banners are.

You can also find out more about the various benefits of custom sports banners from various companies. It is important to take all this information with you when making your final decisions. When it comes to sporting events, such as football, rugby, and hockey, you will normally find a retractable banner at events attract the highest level of interest and support from fans and spectators. This is because they retract and don’t stick in place permanently like a decal.

In order to maximize your exposure and get your message across to all possible viewers, choosing the correct custom sports banner can really help you. As previously mentioned, there are many different sporting banner companies available and so it is important to choose the right one. This will ensure that your custom sports banner is designed to specific requirements by providing you with the kind of results and benefits that you want.

The common belief is that sports banners are just simple decorations designed to enhance an area and create an ambiance for those attending the games or events. However, this is far from the truth. When you hang a sports banner, you are helping the entire team perform their best on the field so that their performance can be appreciated by fans, sponsors, players, and organizers alike. In turn, the banner provides fans and spectators with a greater opportunity to enjoy the game.

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Cornwall Sign Project: How a Great Sign Is Created

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Cornwall Sign Project: See how it was done

 

Cornwall Sign Project

AGC Signs recently had the privilege of doing a special sign project for the city of Cornwall. Here is how we did it.

Follow our progress through images and videos as you see this project come to life. You can also contact us if you are inspired to create custom signage for your business!

 

Cutting out the Letters

We used our state-of-the-art CNC (computer numerical control) machine to cut out the letters and shapes for the Cornwall sign project.

 

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Check out our CNC machine in action

 

Using the CNC machine for making custom signage gives you more precision with your cuts and greater efficiency in production.

 

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Sizing of the Letters and Images

We used 1” thickness for the letters and images for this sign project. This is a great size because it shows more depth allowing the letters to “pop” off the surface.

 

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Preparing the Letters for Mounting

Each letter was tapped at the back so that pins could be inserted into the back of the letter.

Each letter was then stud mounted to provide a sturdy installation. We drilled holes into the back of each letter for the studs to thread into. They were then inserted into the brick wall face.

 

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At the Installation Site

Below is a picture of the blank monument sign base, ready for the installation of the letters and symbols.

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The walls are prepped for installation

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Drilling the holes for the letters

 

The letters are mounted on the wall

 

Watch the Finishing stages in about a minute

 

The finished product

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Trust AGC Signs for your Custom sign project

At AGC Signs, we are proud to have helped The city of Cornwall create such a beautiful and memorable monument sign for their city!

We can do the same for your business. If you are located in Ontario and are interested in custom signage - from large storefront signs to small interior office signs, we’ve got you covered. Contact us today for a free quote.

 

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4 Essential Tips for the Most Effective Construction Site Banners

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Your signage is arguably one of the most important parts of making your contractor business visible and driving future success. But what size of signs do you need? Construction site banners require a bit of thought and consideration. For example, are you going to use coroplast signs? What about magnetic signs? Making your signage clear and readable on all of your materials is key. You’ve got to consider all design factors that will go into your signs. We’ll help you understand what you need to consider when designing your signs.

Choose Your Materials

You’ll need signs to serve all of your purposes. Magnetic signs go on your vehicle to identify company trucks. Additionally, you’ll want coroplast signs to place on the job site showing off a job well done. Your sign’s material will affect the way your sign looks so you want to keep that in mind. Ask your sign printing company how your design will look on your chosen materials.

Make Smart Use of Contrast

Contrast is an element of every design project – it’s even more important when you only have a matter of seconds to catch your prospect’s attention. You want to choose a color combination that will create the right contrast to grab attention and be easy to read. Of course, black and white is a tried and true combination, but there are others. Black and yellow contrast well, and make your sign easy to read, whether it’s black on yellow or yellow on black. You should try different designs to see what works best for your company and your branding – blue and white, blue and yellow, red and white, red and yellow. Stick to these color combinations, or try your own, but remember that you want it to be easily recognizable.

Use Simple Typography and a Short Message

Keep your font simple. Only use one typeface that has a uniform stroke width (how bold it looks). This makes your image much easier to recognize when someone is just passing by. As a rule, every inch of letter height is worth 10 feet of visibility. You’ll want to size your signs and fonts accordingly to how far away people will be. If it’s a coroplast sign in a customer’s yard on a residential street you only need people to read it from 30 or less feet. If it’s a magnetic sign on the back of your truck, people will be further away and you may need a bigger sign and larger font size.

Keep Your Sign Simple

You don’t want to distract your prospects from the main message. As a landscaper you may be tempted to put plants and flowers in the background of your coroplast signs, but this will end up distracting from the most important part of your sign – your business information. Remember, you’ve only got a few seconds as the customer drives by, so you want your prospects to see your phone number first and foremost.

Keep these elements of sign making in mind and you’ll be designing brilliant signs in no time. Bigger Better Banner offers multiple materials for their sign printing including coroplast signs and magnetic automotive signs.

 

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