- Cut panels for outlets and light switches. Measure and mark the border of where the opening has to be with a marker. Score along the entire border using a utility knife, making a few passes with a bit more pressure each pass. Then in the center area to be removed, cut a 1/2" to 1" triangular hole all the way through the panel. Next, using sharp scissors or tin snips, cut angled cuts from the edges of the cut triangle to the corners of the border scores. Then carefully bend each corner area along the scores until they break free. See illustrations below.
- Understand the overlap feature. Prior to installation, it is important to understand the overlap feature of each panel. Each panel has two 1/2" flat edges (the longer flat edge is the top of the panel and shorter flat edge is the right side of the panel). Arrange all panels this way so additional panels can be added to the top or right side of any panel.
Where 4 panels intersect. When overlapping 4 panels, it is necessary to cut a 1/2" notch in panels 2 and 3 to avoid an overlap buildup that causes a “bump.” (See drawing below)
- Clean only with warm, soapy water. Never use abrasive cleaners. Using a high quality auto polish can help protect the finish.
- To speed up adhesive curing time, lightly spray the adhesive with a fine mist of clean water after applying the Loctite PL Premium adhesive to the panel.
CAUTION: Even though these panels are “Class A” fire rated, they can be deformed with excessive heat. Never expose to heat over 140ºF. Keep heat sources at least 6-inches from panels.
Never use abrasive materials such as scouring pads to clean surface; use only a soft cloth or sponge with mild soap and water.