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Fiber Glass Ceiling System
Bathroom Partitions - Powder Coated
Bathroom Partitions - Stainless Steel
Bathroom Partitions - Plastic Laminate
Bathroom Partitions - Solid Plastic
Bathroom Partitions - Phenolic
Installation Guidelines for FRP Panels:
Read all instructions before installation. Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics Panels should only be installed over solid wall surfaces (gypsum board, concrete board, wood, cinder block, etc.). Wall surfaces should be clean, flat, dry and smooth. Uneven wall surfaces should be corrected for best results. FRP Panels will form to the contour of the wall surface when attached. For more detailed information, click the link on the left under PDF's to print the FRP Panel Installation Instructions.
Inspection, Storage and Preparation
Southwest Vault Builders distributes and recommends electric metal and fiberglass shears with bi-parting blades. FRP panels should also be cut using pow er circular saws with carbide or masonry blades. FRP panels may be drilled for fastening with a metal drill bit. A masonry bit should be used w hen drilling in concrete, if required. Remember to always wear protective eye lenses when cutting fiberglass plastic panels.
Moldings & Sealants
In high moisture and frequent wash down areas, silicone should be placed between moldings and floor to prevent moisture from penetrating the back of the FRP panel substrates. On cement floors, use a self-priming sealant. If no moldings are used, silicone sealant should be placed in gaps at floor, ceiling and between panels for moisture resistant installation. Remove excess silicone during installation or trim off after silicone has cured.(see above link)
The use of a FRP formulated adhesive is highly recommended when installing panels to all types of substrates. We can help you find the best suited FRP adhesive for your application and then it is recommended to follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully. Adhesive should be applied to the entire back side of the FRP panel about 1/4" (6.4 mm) thick, using the manufactures suggested size trowel. After applying adhesive, it is imperative to secure the FRP panels with an adjustable rolling tool to properly "set" the FRP panel and substrate.
Fastening/ Fastener Layout