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Stainless steel plate installation

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Installation guide for stainless steel by means of drilling

In the case you have chosen to attach your plate by means of drilling, you received along with your order stainless steel threaded rods. The number of threaded rods you received depends on the size of your plate.

In order to drill the plate you need a (stone) drill with a diameter of 6 mm and installation glue. This installation glue comes from different manufacturers and is available in every DIY-store. We recommend the brand TEC-7 . You can buy the glue in different colors or in a transparent version. To apply this glue you need a silicone spray-gun.

To facilitate the installation of the plate you will need a piece of cardboard as well that is a bit larger than the plate.

How do you proceed?:
  • Turn the threaded rods (pic 1) in the thread busses (pic 2) which you can find on the back of your plates.
  • Turn the threaded rods completely in the threaded sleeves. The result must resemble picture 3.
  • Put the plate upside down on the workbench (the threaded rods facing up), preferably on a soft sheet to avoid scratching the plate.
  • Push the piece of carton over the threaded rods.
  • Turn the plate over (with the piece of cardboard still over the threaded rods and draw with a pencil the contours of the plate over the piece of cardboard.
  • Slide the piece of cardboard over the threaded rods.
  • The piece of cardboard now functions as drilling jig.
  • Place the piece of cardboard against the wall where you want to attach your plate. Adhere it with tape if necessary, check with a level whether the contours are upright.
  • Drill the holes right through the drilling jig.
  • Vacuum the holes (or blow the dust out of the holes with a straw).
  • Spray a little installation glue in every drilled hole.
  • Push the plate with the threaded rods in the holes up to the threaded sleeves.
  • Let the glue cure for 24 hours.
  • Clean the plate with soapsuds.
 
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Installation guide for stainless steel by means of gluing

The advantage of gluing the plates is that you don't have to damage the material to which the plates need to be attached and that the plate may be taken away afterwards /or replaced without leaving any damage.

To glue the plate, the surface where the plate has to be attached to must be horizontal or in case the plate should be placed vertically (e.g. wall installation) you must be able to clench the plate for as long the glue needs to dry and cure.

In case you have chosen in your order to glue your plate, you've been given a number of stainless steel rounds with a gauge of 3 mm. The number of rounds delivered to you depends on the size of your plate.

To glue the plate you will need installation glue. This installation glue comes from different manufacturers and is available in every DIY-store. We recommend the brand TEC-7 . You can buy the glue in different colors or in a transparent version. To apply this glue you need a silicone spray-gun.

How do you proceed:
  • Lay the plate with the front on a level surface, you also may put a cloth over the surface for protection (pic 1).
  • Spray a little installation glue on the plate where you want to glue the stainless steel rounds (pic 2).
  • Press the rounds on the installation glue until a bit of the glue appears on the edge of the rounds (pic 3).
  • Then spray a little installation glue on the rounds you just installed (pic 4).
  • Press the plate on the surface and let the glue dry and cure for 24 hours (pic 5).
When you want to glue the plate on a vertical surface (e.g. against a wall) you could apply above-mentioned method as well. Then you have to make sure that the plate doesn't slide down during this time. You can avoid this by temporarily putting on tape or by making use of clamping tools (when possible). Be aware when using clamping tools not to tighten too hard so the plate cannot shift form.

Maintenance tip!

Clean your plate 3 to 4 times a year with soapsuds (use the same soapsuds with which you clean your windows).By doing so, you avoid moisture on the stainless steel plate caused by air pollution and your plate will stay as good as new.
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