Saturday 13 February 2016

EL Wire Cocktail Sign

This recent project was another bar sign.

This computer image was generated and agreed upon:

The order placed and the parts arrived:

Its about 90cm x 80cm

To transfer the image from the laptop to the sign, I used a digital projector and white marker pen:

Then I had to find a good glue that could glue PVC tube to acrylic.  The 4th type of glue I tried worked best.

The Ultra EL wire was threaded through clear PVC tubes that were cut to length for each letter.

The glue took 24 hours to fully set and I used tape to hold the letters in place.

I did the gluing over about 6 or 7 evenings.

The tight curves in the R's kept coming off and so they took 3 goes to get them to finally stick.

When it was finished, the sign looked great........


Frog xx


  1. hey there - what type of glue did you use?

  2. Hi, unfortunately I've not got any of the glue left to check exactly which make it was. I got it in a DIY store (B&Q in the UK) and it said PVC tube and acrylic on the packaging - which is rare. Normally adhesives only mention one of those. It worked a treat.

  3. Hi, was the el wire threaded through the acrylic? I wanted to create a sign but I am concerned about bending the ultra EL wire.

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