Special Corner Treatments
The treatments are available in the following panel types
• Trimline Panels,
• PS80 Panels,
• Tackline Panels.
The panels are shipped flat and folded to fit at the job site. V-Notched at the factory to your specifications.
NOTE: Maximum size folding panel is dependent on covering material selected (i.e., polyolefin, vinyl, etc.)
With the special corner treatments you can achieve the following:
A completely wrapped outside corner,
A covered inside corner,
Cover existing columns or create a unique look.
SCOPE: Various panels can be field modified to fit around projections.
Mark the covering face with a CLEANABLE chalk line at the desired dimensions. Turn panel onto face allowing access to back of panel. CAREFULLY remove cover retention staples and remove the covering from the fiberglass by peeling.
The covering is adhered to the fiberglass core material, therefore the core will be damaged in the areas where the covering is peeled away. Extreme care should be taken to not peel the covering away further than the distance required for size reduction of the panel. Once the covering is removed from the back of the panel turn the panel back over to remove the covering from the edges and the face.
Once the cover is removed to the desired location, cut the fiberglass core using a straight edge and a very sharp razor knife.
Spray 3M 76 or similar adhesive on face, edge and back of panel where flap of covering will be around
Re-wrap fabric, trim away the excess and corners with sharp scissors.
NOTE: Fiberglass edge-hardness is available from the manufacturing plant if required.
General Information / Field Modification
STEP 1: If the electrical outlet box has not been installed so it extends from the wall the same dimensions as the finished wall panel, an extender sleeve should be used to extend the outlet box flush with the panel face.
STEP 2: Position the panel on the wall at desired installation location . Apply pressure to the face of the panel to allow the outlet to make a slight indentation in the back of the panel. Coating the edges of the outlet box with chalk will also transfer the outlet location to the back of the panel.
An additional 1″ clearance at the bottom of any cut-out is required when using Z Clip mounting to allow installation or removal of the panel.
STEP 3: After transferring the outlet location to the panel, turn the panel onto its face. Carefully drill (4)-four pilot holes, one in each corner location of the outlet, through the core material. Be careful to not tear into the covering.
STEP 4: The pilot hole location will serve as a cutting guide to remove the covering. Turn the panel onto its back. Locate the pilot holes through the covering. CAREFULLY cut out an “X” between the pilot holes using a very sharp utility knife. Then peel the covering slightly beyond the amount needed to allow removal of the core material without damage to the covering.
STEP 5: Using a keyhole or saber saw, CAREFULLY cut away the core material. Make a cutout slightly larger than the outlet to allow for fabric wrap. Be certain that the saw does not contact or tear the covering.
STEP 6: Apply contact adhesive around cut-out area. Wrap the covering over the cut edges of the electrical outlet opening.
STEP 7: Install panel to wall and install the outlet faceplate.
This information is provided only as a guide for field modification. Field conditions vary and any use of this procedure is the responsibility of the installer.
Guidelines for Maintenance and Cleaning
• All Panel coverings regardless of finish, are subject to soiling and wear. A regular maintenance program initiated at the earliest possible time after installation will go a long way toward preventing soil and dirt build-up or staining of the panel. Extra cleaning and preventive maintenance is necessary in areas adjacent to air-conditioning or air-return vents.
• PERFORATED VINYL is a delicate material and should be handled very gently. The surface may be marked or broken with abrasive material or chemicals.
• Where fabric faced panels are concerned, the fabric manufacturers’ instructions should be followed where they do not conflict with information below.
• Cleaning agents used on the surface should not contain alcohol, strong alkalis or solvents which will react to the vinyl or adhesives used in the panels. Warm water with a mild soap should be used for cleaning.
• Care should be taken in using cleaning agents and pesticide control products as the fumes may contain agents which will react to adhesives bonding to the surface material to the core, causing a loosening of the bond and result in sagging surface material.
• Temperature should be maintained between 50 degrees Fahrenheit and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Humidity should be maintained between 20 and 50 percent for maximum life of panels.
• The panel should never be placed in water or allowed to become wet inside the core.
• Test any cleaning agents on apiece at the rear of a panel before using on the face.
• Grease or oil should be wiped off immediately upon contact. Remove excess grease or oil by blotting. Use hot water and mild soap to remove any remaining material.
• DO NOT handle the panels any more than necessary. Avoid bending or flexing panels as it may break the bond between surface material and the core.
• Avoid contact with any sharp edges on material which may cause a puncture on the surface.
• Avoid excess heat or moisture as they may affect finish and adhesives.