National Sign Center

Helpful Hints

Hint - How to install BLM raised emblems on Standard BLM portal signs - 03/19/09

Hint - If you are looking for a paint to touch up mounting bolts/washers, you can go to to your local hardware store and have them mix a small quantity of enamel using PPG color code 21182. This should come very close to matching the brown vinyl.

Hint - For signs produced after 03/01/03, use the following paint to touch up a sign edge that was damaged in transit or installation:
     Benjamin Moore
     Soft Gloss Exterior Acrylic House Paint
     Ultra Base # 096-4B
     Color # 2093-10

Hint - For signs produced before 03/01/03, use the following paint to touch up a sign edge that was damaged in transit or installation:
     Benjamin Moore
     Low Luster Exterior Acrylic House Paint
     Ultra Base # 1034B
     Mix Code # 1015

Hint - Requirements for Digital Graphic Prints - updated 10/24/08

Hint - The Fusion Sales Group sells conical shaped washers in several colors including brown and white polycarbonate that make the sign fastener theft resistant. A special socket wrench is needed to install or remove the signs. The handy thing about these washers is they even make lag screws so they can't be removed without the special socket wrench and you won't need to touch up washers on the face of your sign. The product is called Gator Lock. For product info and prices contact: Jon Schwisow at 720-344-3474 or jschwisow@attbi.com

Developing a Site Plan

Hint - If you place an American flag sticker on your sign, it is less likely to be shot at! This was passed on to us from the US Forest Service. The Sign Center has flag decals (approx. 3" x 5") available for purchase.

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