EXCELLENT WORK and great idea to re cycle the signs , looks amazing .
I found out that some political candidates will save their signs if they win the election. So, I've started to check in first with a call to the various offices before I head out. The losers pretty much don't care. One set of signs that I really go after now is special election signs. Once the vote is in, they're useless. I never have anyone complain about taking them down. hahahaBrilliant post! Thank you so much for sharing this great idea. I'm now on the lookout for political signs...lol.
The bricks that are on the ground are actually bricks. It was easy to make them look real.This is amazing and what I always try to do but using trash to build my stuff. What did you do to get the brick looking so real?
Coroplast will not take hot glue well. Even if you sand it, it doesn't have much texture for hot glue to grab onto. The reason we used Gorilla glue is because it actually worked when using other glues didn't. Coroplast is pretty inflexible, which is a good thing for what we use it for, but it also means that whatever glue you use will need to either be really strong or really flexible. Hot glue for us just popped off as soon as anything got stressed in moving the prop around. Crazy Glue has the same problem. Those are the only two fast setting glues I can think of, and neither seemed to work well with coroplast. Both glues have issues with melting Styrofoam instead of gluing it to other things. That's why we were willing to use Gorilla Glue and weight the projects down. We also waited at least a few hours before moving on to the next block of gluing.Excellent work and I love the budget! Does anyone have a preference for what type of glue to use to stick coroplast to itself as well as styrofoam. I would like something that grabs quickly and doesn't require siting something on top of the piece while the glue drys. Do you think hot melt glue would work?
A tiny addendum to this. While taking down posters, the candidate of the poster that we were taking down stopped by and asked what we were doing. I told him, and he said that sometimes candidates who win will collect their signs and save them for the next election. I told him what both Republican and Democratic offices had to say, and apologized. He mentioned that he was an independent, and they often ran with tighter budgets.Yeah, it's weird to quote your own post, but I actually did call the local party offices to find out what happened to the signs after the election.
maybe super 77 or super 74? they're 3m spray on contact adhesives.I was afraid hot melt might not work. I will take your suggestion and try some other glues. I am thinking of a contact adhesive, maybe a spray on version, but I'll need one that doesn't eat the styrofoam. Thanks.
Most adhesive sprays use a propellant that melts Styrofoam. 3M 77 got a thumbs down from Terra, one of Halloween Forum's members who has done some amazing foam work. In her YouTube video she explains the reason is it melted the foam and didn't hold the foam together. I gave a link to her video below. I set it at the point in the video where she is actually testing the various products. 3M 77 came in dead last.maybe super 77 or super 74? they're 3m spray on contact adhesives.
This is FABULOUS!!! I love recycling products and doing things on the cheap. I save styrofoam chunks also to use as rocks. I never thought about election signs! Thank you for all the great ideas here!We hung the wall using clothes line hardware. A "stone" cap will go over the top area with concealed lighting underneath to light the skeletons and chains we’ll be adding in a few more days. We’ll keep you posted as we add more. Next up, the mausoleum for our gave yard grabber.
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