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    Wood looking Sign for Lake House Extira?

    My wife got me into a project, so does stand up well for a outside sign?
    https://miratecextira.com/extira-exterior-panels/

    I know its not PVC or the $350 a panel stuff that Pros use but it seems to be pretty tough stuff and says it carves or routs well. 5 Year Exterior Warranty. My local Menards store carries it in 3/4 inch thick sheets for about $80.
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    I started useing it years ago when it first became available. Holds up well ,good stuff for cornice end caps and such. It's
    real heavy ,and the dust is pretty dark and dirty. Georgia Pacific had same type stuff for a while. They stopped making it
    and denied they ever did make it. Strange people.
    Last edited by Mel Fulks; 07-29-2019 at 1:34 PM. Reason: non pertinent

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    I haven't used it for signs, but am about to use it for some architectural trim reproductions for a client. We chose it because of the exterior rating for these painted pieces and because it will cut well on the CNC. I suspect it will be fine for your application once finished...but yea...heavy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Becker View Post
    I haven't used it for signs, but am about to use it for some architectural trim reproductions for a client. We chose it because of the exterior rating for these painted pieces and because it will cut well on the CNC. I suspect it will be fine for your application once finished...but yea...heavy.
    Yeah 99 Lbs for a 4x8x 3/4 inch sheet and must use oil based primer sealer. Wonder what happens if you do not paint does it look like just a dark wood? ... at least for a while anyway.
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    Unpainted it would quickly look like an old clip-board. You could paint some striations with a darker color , used to be
    seen often .

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    I used acrylic primer . Don't remember reading about using oil base. Seems strange , I would call a rep

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel Fulks View Post
    I used acrylic primer . Don't remember reading about using oil base. Seems strange , I would call a rep
    Its in a PDF file "Using Extira for Signs" states it pretty clearly. Even names approved manufacturers.
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    Bill, thanks for info. Just seems strange ,there are so many things that would be also used vertically . But they only call for
    it on signs. And most horizontal stuff takes more of a beating with sun and rain.
    I finally remembered the name of the Georgia Pacific product. Fiberstrate. They mailed info and a small piece of it to
    just about every shop in US. It was written up in the trade magazines. But they said they didn't make it and never heard
    of it. We did eventually buy two whole units. But it took a long time to get somebody who would pledge to "find it".

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    Bill, how big is your sign going to be ? what purpose will it serve ?
    in my very personal opinion, a "Lake House" stirs up images of a
    nice get-away in the woods on a lake. It should reflect the natural
    surroundings in any kind of identification or signage.
    which means, no plastics or manmade materials.
    all natural wood that has been handcrafted by the owners.
    jus my Dos Centavos

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