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Martin Boekers
03-21-2016, 4:02 PM
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I've been tasked with revising the hole markers on the base golf course and need some viable ideas.

The markers are granite, but they want to change the hole numbers and yardage on each. (see attached,
the area outlined in red is what I'll need changed) I'm hoping to find a thinner substrate that I can laser
cut and maybe engrave/color fill. I may end up going with vinyl numbers if I can find a suitable substrate.
If I do a fill any recommendation on what would hold up outside in all kinds of weather and sun exposure?

I need to laser cut, as some of the layouts for the holes come too close to just make it regular rectangle.
I'll have to shape around it on those.

Also they want a material that doesn't clash with the granite.

My first though it acrylic about .25 inches thick to help keep it from warping, then spray with a silver hammer Krylon Fusion.
then use vinyl for the numbers and such.

A granite company wanted $150ea aver. to do it.

One more thing will be attaching it to a glossy granite, Epoxy, Silicone?

Thanks in advance for any input!

Ross Moshinsky
03-21-2016, 4:34 PM
Black acrylic. Don't paint it. The worst thing you can do is try to match the granite. Then do whatever you want afterwards as far as the text. Vinyl will likely be the cheapest option.

Martin Boekers
03-21-2016, 4:44 PM
Black acrylic. Don't paint it. The worst thing you can do is try to match the granite. Then do whatever you want afterwards as far as the text. Vinyl will likely be the cheapest option.

I'm not looking to match it, just something that looks good. After I come up with some samples the Course manage can decide. ;) Thanks Ross!

Martin Boekers
03-21-2016, 6:27 PM
I found some really cool custom acrylics from Acrilex. They are sending samples!

Joe Pelonio
03-21-2016, 8:57 PM
Black acrylic fades and cracks in the sun over time. You can get real granite thine enough to work, but laminate (Wilsonart etc.) might be better. either can be engraved and paint filled. I would consider vinyl lettering to appear cheap on those. If you go with a flat surface, use laser cut Rowmark ADA Alternative for the letters, so they are slightly raised. The Graphite color is actually pretty close to matching your granite. You could use it for the background piece to cover the old copy, black for the lettering.

Mike Null
03-22-2016, 6:41 AM
I'd be looking hard at Corian.

Keith Outten
03-22-2016, 10:11 AM
I agree with Mike, a beige colored solid surface material would work well. It laser engraves well, holds just about any type of paint and will last 50 years in exterior service. The shape would be easy to modify to fit the design of each hole.

Paul Phillips
03-22-2016, 3:37 PM
+1 more for Corian, I think Acrylic and vinyl would look way too cheap for what you are matching to. Corian doesn't laser cut very well but you could easily cut it on a table saw, band saw or even a jig saw. 100% RTV Silicone should work fine.