than just for Plates -- Disc Hangers from $1.30
following describes some of the potential uses of the Disc that
customers have developed over the last 30 years, including tips
from the manufacturer of what and what not to do!
fired materials such as unglazed backs of wall tiles, terracotta,
etc. Note: Plaster of Paris is not that strong in its own right
and may give way under its own weight, so even though the Disc
sticks well we don't recommend it be used.
China and Porcelain Bowls
These cannot be displayed by traditional wires but the 3D effect
obtained by hanging bowls using the Disc is quite stunning.
The transparency of glass items does not generally lend
itself to display by Discs but some smoky, opaque, milk glass
objects look fabulous.
Copper, Brass and Silver Plates
Other metals may be OK but each needs to be checked by the customer.
Weight is the important criteria as the diameter guide on the
header card is for china and porcelain. The weight limits are
very conservative and are based on the strength and integrity
of the cloth and Dee-Rings and not the bond strength between the
glue and the surface it is stuck to.
Discs connected by strong cord or wire may be used if heavier
objects are to be displayed. (This same "picture hanging" type
of approach may be adopted for hanging awkward shaped items or
orientation sensitive items).
the case of metals any oxide formation should be removed first
with a proprietary cleaner and then cleaned with neat detergent
and rinsed in clean water.
Some people hang mirrors but much depends on the "silvering" materials
that are used on the back of the mirror glass. We cannot guarantee
success. We only suggest they try it and see if it works on the
mirror at their own risk.
Unvarnished wooden articles and hardboard
The Discs will stick to some varnishes but not to others (the
same applies to paint). We recommend customers try it first and
if it won't stick to the varnish then remove it locally. The water
soluble glue will not stick to vegetable oils. Linseed is one,
so anything that has been "oiled" will reject the glue.
Note: Some manufacturers paint the back of plates
on the top of the glaze or fired surfaces. We recommend that paint
be removed locally on glass or porcelain etc, as the bond between
the paint and the plate is often not good enough to suspend the
weight of the plate over a period of time.
THE APPLICATION THE ARTICLE MUST BE ADEQUATELY PREPARED IN THE
product sizes and application instructions