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Old 05-03-19, 07:50 AM
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Can PVC faceboards be glued using PVC cement to create a large panel; i.e. 12" x 24"?
 
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Old 05-03-19, 09:38 AM
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So assuming we're talking PVC cement, like used on pipe?

Maybe, not sure how much structural strength you will have, the glue melts the surface which bonds to the other surface.

Glued wood boards are pretty strong but the glue gets down into the pores of the wood producing a solid bond!

Probably depends on the boards, if they are smooth you will get more area contact vs a board with texture, like a deck board!
 
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Old 05-03-19, 05:26 PM
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What are you trying to do? They make 4x8 pvc sheets and also often sell 2' x 4' pieces. It's better to use a pvc epoxy when gluing pvc stock together.
 
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Old 05-03-19, 05:52 PM
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What's a face board?
There's going to be an ugly seam, and not as strong if you try to piece this together.
PVC Lumber can be bought in 3/8", 3/4" and 5/4 which is 1" X 11 1/2" wide as well as the 4 X 8' sheets.
 
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Old 05-09-19, 06:25 PM
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Nailing PVC FaceBaorads

I have a contractor who wants to nail PVC face boards with regular nails and use an oil based paint over the finished boards.

Is this normal? Why not use SS fasteners and not paint at all?
 
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Old 05-09-19, 09:12 PM
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Depends what you are calling regular nails. Personally I generally use screws on it. Sometimes I will use a stainless nail in a finish gun, but only with epoxy. PVC gets quite dirty looking if it's not painted. Once painted, it is more washable. Plus you generally always caulk edges for a seamless appearance before you paint. Then some people might want something other than white... so they paint it.

I wouldnt use oil paint though. Only acrylic.

See these instructions from one popular pvc trim company.
 
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Old 05-10-19, 03:34 AM
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I second the recommendation for a quality latex paint, oil base would be prone to peel within a few yrs.
 
 

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