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Will This "Gauge Mending Plate" hold up a Fabric panel to directly to drywall?

For this scenario, Linacoustic and Poly Batting will be attached directly to the drywall via 3M Adhesive Spray
and the Fabric Panels will be just "frames" of plywood with GOM covering them.


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I'm unclear how you would use that
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I think you are looking for something like this?

https://proaudio.com/catalog/auralex...ger-4-pack.asp

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Why not velcro?

Sorry if this redirects the thread, but why not velcro? seems it might be cheaper and better for on\off.

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From what I read, I see the batting as just stuck on the wall bare, and the frame with the gom will be acting as sort of a cover for it, like a speaker cover. So why not do what speaker covers do? Little holes in the walls at the corner of the batting, and little dowels sticking out of the bottom of the frame. The velcro idea seems pretty good too. Me, I'd just drive 3 or 4 long finish brads in the wall along the top of the batting and hang the frame on them as if it were a picture.
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Greetings, It will hold it, but I think its a one shoot deal. Especially if your wall made of Sheetrock. Why don't you use these Mini Drywall Anchors. I use them for many situations.
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I think you are looking for something like this?

https://proaudio.com/catalog/auralex...ger-4-pack.asp

(No affiliation with store, quick google search)
scraejtp,

Yes, that is the equivalent of what I was referring to. That product you posted has the same function as the hanger
that I posted, but yours is better! Thanks for the link!
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I'm unclear how you would use that
Hi Big,

It has little metal spikes that stick out of it that you would 'impale' the fabric panel to the wall with.
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Greetings, It will hold it, but I think its a one shoot deal. Especially if your wall made of Sheetrock. Why don't you use these Mini Drywall Anchors. I use them for many situations.
For the drywall anchor screws that you are referring to, do I screw the panel in from the surface/front of the panel?
If so, then won't the screw be showing on top of the fabric and therefore not hidden? I plan on putting my Fabric onto
the panels before I install the panels onto the wall (because there will no gap between the panels on the wall and therefore no room to 'attach' the fabric to the panels If I put the panels on the wall without fabric first).
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Sorry if this redirects the thread, but why not velcro? seems it might be cheaper and better for on\off.
Hi Brad,

I would love to use velcro and I knew that was an option, but I've heard issues of the fabric panels 'sticking out from the wall' because the velcro was 'very thick' overall. You have reopened my interest in velcro to the point where I will test out a velcro install for a fabric panel and see how far it makes it stick out from the wall.
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For the drywall anchor screws that you are referring to, do I screw the panel in from the surface/front of the panel?
If so, then won't the screw be showing on top of the fabric and therefore not hidden? I plan on putting my Fabric onto
the panels before I install the panels onto the wall (because there will no gap between the panels on the wall and therefore no room to 'attach' the fabric to the panels If I put the panels on the wall without fabric first).
Anchor into the wall, install a large pan head or cabinet screw out from the anchor. I don't know if the back is solid or is it picture frame?
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My lemonade project used panels on 100% of the walls, all held in place with Velcro. I use Cosmos brand without adhesive. Staple it to the wall and frames.
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