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Hi all, I am starting my boarded up windows today. using the same technique as my sign... with the foam and "etching" in wood grain...

I see many how tos as to making the boarded up windows but not how to mount them. I have a few old wooden windows that I can just glue or nail the "boards" to but I have 3 new vinyl windows..

Any ideas as a how to mount them?

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Couple ideas -

1 - velcro tape - just watch the residue but would probably stick fine on vinyl with not a lot of grief

2 - that sticky putty for hanging posters on walls - don't know how it would work outside though.

I am going to make black shudders and hang them cock-eyed next to the boards too - I plan on using the velcro tape or ductape to get them to stick to my bricks.

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Also - for removing any residue - Castrol Super Clean Cleaner Degreaser (in the automotive section) - a neighbor turned me onto it and there is nothing it can't do that I can tell.... so far!
 

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im having the same trouble, im gonna try masking tape....seriously! like all over the back, tape loops....im destroying lattice to make mine. ill do it tomorrow
 

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hey I made some boarded up windows as well but mine were all wood slats. My windows are old or a least the open top and bottom. I mean slide up or down. I tied jute yarn or twine to the frame top and bottom then opened up the window and pulled the twine inside then shut the window and tied a big knot in the jute yarn. The shut window holds the jute with the knot and the frame up there.
 

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Excellent. I was thinking of velcore but didnt want to stick it to the vinyl...I guess it wouldnt hurt it and I could get the sticky stuff off easy enough if I do it right away and not wait for the seasons... Im just a scardy cat to do anything. I dont put pins in my walls and hardly have any prints up as well...

But I can do this... lol.
 

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I used velcro and it worked fine. Since ur using foam and not wood, then it wont require much velcro, because there isnt much weight..I use WD40 to get off any residue.
 

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Hellrazor, Scarefx told me about this cool stuff called Quake Secure. I bought some right away because I needed to secure 32 mausoleum foam squares to my garage. It works great. Very strong. Each package comes with a thin 4" x 5" sheet of 1/4" puddy. 4.99 each or cheaper if you get more. Make sure you get plenty depending on how large your prop window is. I called the company with a credit card and she was very interested in how I found out about their stuff and the fact that I needed it for a faux mausoleum. Nice people. Tell them what you need to do and they'll tell you how much you'll need.

Just an option anyway...(It would come off vinyl beautifully.)

http://www.rangerdesign.com/qs.html

Actually, it was Krough that told me about the Quake Secure! ScareFX had just helped me with something else, and I got the two mixed up. Sorry Krough! Your idea saved my prop and a lot of my time! I'm a moron.
 

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Thanks Ghostie. I will try the Velcroe at first when I am doing my prelims. I cant spend any more money then necessary right now and with shipping to Canada that might be costly.

Thanks to everyone for the replys.
 

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im gonna go make my windows now. prepare to die, lattice!

ill post what i got here when im done....and ill see if my idea of masking tape works.
 

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So I now have my boards done for my first window - bedroom - Its 5' X 5'. I had no idea! Last year I had my bedroom window replaced - it used to be 2 windows side by each. When they guy came I asked him to make me I big one... Now I know why it cost so much. Anyway.... I have all the boards ready to go up. Just letting them dry now. I will use the velcroe on the main window and post pics when I am done...

Reason why I am writing today you ask... because of leverage...

My hubby told me a while ago.. NO MORE FOAM... due to my 140 Talking Bucky Skull Class I am taking in October... I was going to use 2 inch foam... then I discovered... boards are NOT 2 inches... 1/2 inch foam would be great, they will look like boards and be lighter weight for the velcroe and they are only 4.95 per board instead of 11.95 per board.

So I picked up 1 sheet - got a dollar discount due to damage and went to work. The one piece was perfect for my 5 X 5 and i think 4-5 more will do the other 6 windows. Thats still 40 bucks..

So anyway, hubby is going out with the guys, in a city 1/2 hour away from here and the guys needed a ride home... he he....I volunteered, if, I get my foam..... HA!

So I may be able (now to find the time) to board all my windows...

Question: what does one do for a Bay window? I was thinking of not boarding it anyway as I ussually do a skelly display in it but what do you guys think... to board or not to board and if to board.. how to do it?

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Great window! If it were me, I'd partially cover it so it would still fit in with the rest of the boarded up, abandoned house look. Maybe leave a large chunk of window showing in the middle for your skellie to show through, but use a couple vertical boards on the side windows and overlap them with maybe three across the large window sort of lopsided so you could see through to the display. That way you'd get the best of both choices...?
 

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Great idea. I guess they dont have to be joined together eh. Just velcroe them across - 3 of them - on their own. and 1 up and down slanted on the 2 sides.... What a great idea. This has been bothering me for a while. I LOVE this Forum!!!
 
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