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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Hook & Loop

 

SCOPE:  Hook and Loop fastening is suggested when some measure of panel removal is desired. It is not intended for constant installation and removal as this could damage the fastener / panel bond.

  1. Wall surface to be clean and free of any surface obstructions. Application can be made to vinyl covered walls using fastener "-L” available upon special request.

  2. Install leveling angles (supplied w/panels) using appropriate mechanical fasteners.

    ***DO NOT INSTALL PANELS WITHOUT LEVELING ANGLES***

    The leveling angles are the primary panel support.  If panel installation is from "floor up” leveling angles are not required.

  3. Prepare panel for installation. Mark back of panel for field cutting (if required). Carefully cut fiberglass from back of panel. Then cut covering surface leaving enough covering to allow for wrapping of the field cut area. Carefully apply adhesive to the cutout fiberglass edges and panel back then fold the excess covering around the cut-out area edges and wrap to the back of the panel.

  4. Determine the location of the hook tape to be applied to the wall surface. Carefully remove the release paper from the fastener. Press fastener to the wall very firmly. (Contact adhesive may be applied to the fastener prior to installation to wall for increased adhesion, if desired.) Use a small roller to remove any air entrapment.

  5. Position the panel on the leveling angle and press the panel to the wall to engage the hook and loop fasteners.

    NOTES: When measuring for field cut-outs, be sure to reverse the dimensions as cuts will be made from back of panel.

    Do not install by applying the hook fastener to the factory applied loop fastener on the back of the panel, and press face of panel to apply fastening system to the wall. This can cause damage to the panel face and will result in an improper installation. 

    Dirt and body oils will greatly reduce the effectiveness of the fastener adhesive. Extra handling care should be taken  when removing the release paper and installing the panel.  Do not use excessive amounts of hook fasteners on the wall surfaces, as it will create a bond strength that may cause damage when panel removal is attempted. 1 square inch of hook and loop fastener will support approximately 4 pounds weight of in most applications.

    When panel removal is necessary, the hook-to-loop fastener bond should be broken by peeling the panel from the wall. Removal by pulling from the panel face directly from the wall causes undue force on the fastener joint and will result in damage to the fastener and panel. The use of a flal blade tool will assisl in the breaking of the fastener bond. Care should be taken to not break the bond between the hook fastener and the wall. 

    Do not attempt to reinstall the hook or loop portions of the fastening system after the adhesive has been used.  Replace with a new piece as necessary.

    The use of the hook and loop fastening system will create a gap of approximately 1/8 inch between the panel back and the mounting surface face. This is important for field measurement and edge treatment in a reveal type installation.

    This method allows "flush" installation between panels top and any horizontal intersecting surface. No clearance is necessary

 
 

 
 

Example of Hook & Loop Mounting

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NOTE: These instructions serve only as a guide. As there are many variable field conditions, the responsibility for recognizing these conditions and compensating for them lies with the installer.

 

You may also download the mounting information in PDF form here:  Mounting and Installation

 

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