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Channel Letter Reface?

Posted by Frank Murch | Jan 12, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Channel Letters are made from a lighting element, metal and plastic. In many cases the plastic weathers and wears out faster than the metal or the light elements. The plastic can be replaced.

Channel Letter faces are made of acrylic vinyl and Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (CAB) plastic trim cap.SignFaceMockup_Final.jpg

We can remake these from new materials. Here is how: We take your old faces off. These are held on with button screws – we bring them back to the shop.

Tracing out the outline on a new piece of acrylic, the shapes are recreated. We take this new sheet and cut them with a band saw. This takes time and skill. Once we have the shape we add trim cap.

Attaching the trim cap. We use nails and hold the trim cap to the acrylic in a form of wedge. There is a special glue that melts the acrylic and the plastic together to make a very strong bond. After the bond is complete, the face is removed, the nails taken away and we have a perfect new face ready for install.

Install is very important. Signs for San Diego has a huge investment in equipment, training and personnel to do installs on building walls. This comes in the form of bucket trucks. These allow us to safely climb up and work on installing each face, using new button screws to affix them and move to the next.Channel letter face Nails.jpg

Want to get that new look for your established business? Refacing may be a great alternative. Instead of buying a whole new set of channel letters, you can you’re your current sign a facelift by refacing your channel letters.

 Contact us for a consultation

Areas Served : At Signs for San Diego we serve commercial accounts all over the metro area, but focus on Channel Letter signs Oceanside CA, Channel Letter signs Carlsbad CA, Channel Letter signs San Marcos CA, Channel Letter signs Vista CA, Channel Letter signs Encinitas CA, Channel Letter signs Escondido CA, Channel Letter signs San Clemente CA, Channel Letter signs Dana Point CA, Custom Channel Letter signs, Architectural signs

Topics: Electrical Sign Repair, reface channel letters, lighting services, Neon Channel letters, LED Channel Letters


Whether you need a channel letter set, a monument signs, ADA signs, wayfinding signs, lobby signs, or any other type of commercial building signage, we can help! Signs for San Diego is the best sign company for building signs.


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