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    Default Something a bit different

    So, as most can imagine 99% of what I do is military related. An occasional name sign or lithopane, but military is my thing. I have started to get more requests for memorials and the VFWs. So I think its time to up my game a little and could use some advice. So here is the layout, a set of Naval Parachutist Wings, in the center a 0.000 carve region raised to reflect the shape of a ribbon stackup, but flat, no lines or grooves, going to have someone paint them. I no paint!!! Then a little wording. So my dilemma, having done a few big tiled projects for outside I find that no matter how much outside finish I soak these things in they just dont seem to last, at least the way I want them to. So what I was thinking of doing was the HDU stuff. However I cant find how to buy it. I need about 9 inches by 30 inches. ISH... I was thinking of shooting them gold, outdoor gold paint??? Then painting the ribbons and some lettering with outdoor paint. I feel over my head. Any help or fingers pointed in the right direction would be appreciated. I have scratched my head too much over this one project already, and I am barely thru day 2 of it. Many Thanks!!!
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    Have you searched out any big sign companies in your area? Guessing if you have any close they would sell you some or maybe point you in the right direction.
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    We have some vinyl shops. Nothing really like that close by.
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    I couldn't get that link to work. Is hdu the same as polyethylene? I found some of that thru McMaster Carr.
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    No it is not the same type of stuff. on my search I just typed in "hdu, north carolina".
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    What about the pvc boards they sell at Lowes? I assume they will carve just as well and they should hold up to the elements?
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    Quote Originally Posted by unitedcases View Post
    What about the pvc boards they sell at Lowes? I assume they will carve just as well and they should hold up to the elements?
    Yes they do, carves great. I had to special order the 12" wide boards because the widest they stocked in the store was 6".
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    They have the 9.25 ones here. I think I will give them a whirl.
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