Sandblasted sign re-do! #2: Part 2: Installing new letter and refinish

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Blog entry by pashley posted 03-19-2011 02:15 AM 3925 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is the new letter. I purposefully did some bleed over in the casting to catch the unique backing, and hopefully enable a better blending:

Now to get rid of the old “A”, using my Dremel with a router base:

After fitting in the new “E”, I am working in the color to match, as seen in this series of photos:

Problem was, I was never going to get an exact match on either the background (dark brown) or the the lettering (a pale yellow). So, I ended up just stainging the whole background, and repainting the letters and border with a close match outdoor paint. The results look pretty darn good!

Here’s the sign the way it was…..

-- Have a blessed day!

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#1 posted 03-19-2011 06:40 PM

I missed the first post. I could not figure out what was different between the two signs unitl I read the first one. I guess I am not awake yet!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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