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Repeated failure of letter plate finish

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by phatboy, 27 Aug 2019.

  1. phatboy

    phatboy

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    Hi all,

    My new front door 4 years ago came with a Fab & Fix NuMail letter plate.

    Thing is, I've been replacing them once a year at least!! They keep corroding, starting at the edges, then spots all over.

    I am close to the sea, but I'd honestly not expect such a high failure rate.

    The other issue is that the door panel has been routed out for that plate, and a couple of others I have tried don't fit, and I don't fancy adjusting the aluminium clad panel to allow fitment.

    Can anyone help with a solution, or validate that these letter plates are just not very good?

    This one was fitted in February....
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    Cheers
    Tim
     
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    I get the same problem with my cctv cameras pitting from the sea air and I am a mile away.
    What abour cleaning off and painting using a special primer for alli you will get the odd finger nail mark but might look better.

    Otherwise shop around for something like this in your size.
    https://www.carlislebrass.com/grade-316-letterplates
     
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  5. phatboy

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    Thanks guys, so it looks likely I'll need to get my panel removed, and cut to fit a new plate?

    Urgh, this could be a pain!
     
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    Trojan hardware has a 25 year guarantee I believe
    Also Sweet hardware may be worth looking into

    One of them might have fittings the size you need
     
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