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Backlit Chicago Skyline

Postby ISUWIZ » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:56 pm

Hello All! Awhile back I posted on the forum for backlighting advice for this project, so I figured I'd share a few pictures. :D

Found a similar design via a google search, and spent a couple hours re-tracing the small, crummy image in Solidworks whilst changing and adding to the image to make it cut well on my machine. You can see where I cut out the tabs for hanging it on the wall before taking the picture.
Chicago cut.jpg

Then bent the flange on the bottom for the LED strip, and bent and welded on the tabs for hanging.
Chicago bent.jpg

Back from powdercoat after only 4hours!!!! Decided on "Satin Black"
chicago powdercoat.jpg

Finished product with lighting installed - Does anybody have any suggestions as to how to keep the led strip from coming back up? The adhesive on this cheap roll I got off of Ebay is GARBAGE. Can I use superglue or something similar?
chicago cyan.jpg

I'd appreciate any feedback! Thanks!

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Re: Backlit Chicago Skyline

Postby little blue choo » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:09 pm

Looks GREAT Calvin. Keep up the good work.

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Re: Backlit Chicago Skyline

Postby hemichargersrt8 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:47 pm

Well Done!

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Re: Backlit Chicago Skyline

Postby acourtjester » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:21 pm

I use Goop it is clear and holds like crazy and is flexible you can get it a home depot paint department.
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Re: Backlit Chicago Skyline

Postby plasmartist » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:55 pm

very creative.

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