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I have to make a two sided outdoor adress sign with a carved hunting and/or fishing theme that will be hung from an arm. I plan on using Corafoam (I got a lot of it) to make two signs with a backer board in between the layers. What's the best way to attach the Corafoam to the backer to withstand the elements? I'm going to try and paint it with acrylics (if I can find the paint by numbers) and then a couple coats of spar over the whole thing.
 

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Have never tried it. Watched a you tube on it a long time ago. Polish people are pretty adement about their eagles. White, red, or natural material (like wood) are by far the most preferred. But you're right, I bet it would look sharp - even with just highlights.
 
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I have an upcoming project and will use gold leaf, just bought a 24k booklet. It's been years since I've used any gold leaf but I'm looking forward to using it again. Give it a shot on those eagles!

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Sounds like a good choice of materials John. How big will the sign be?
 

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Sounds like a good choice of materials John. How big will the sign be?
Probably around 20-24 x 16-20. Depends what all will go in it. Will be hung from something like a mailbox or real estate post.
 

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Probably around 20-24 x 16-20. Depends what all will go in it. Will be hung from something like a mailbox or real estate post.
You might check with the customer and make sure he doesn't have restrictions on how big the sign can be. I say that because they limit mailbox size and location here and also do not allow permanent signage in the right-of-way of the road.
 

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John; my experience with foam signage is that the tops of the images ie the portion pointed at the sky, deteriorates fairly rapidly from UV and weather. It needs some kind of protection on the upward facing edges...paint?
 

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I plan on painting the whole thing. Corafoam isn't supposed to deteriorate. It was made for the oil and gas industry. Then it was disovered (kind of by accident) to work great for signs. They're now promoting that aspect.
 
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