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topic 29887

Finishing large sheets of aluminum



2004

I have 2 sheets of unfinished aluminum that will make up the exterior of a high profile machine. The sheets are 120" x 72" and I am looking into a clear coat or an adequate alternative. Are there any durable finishes for sheeting and what prep work is involved.

Thank you!

Peter [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
Incinerator mfgr. - Long Beach, California, USA


2004

Anodizing to maintain the clear appearance is one alternative possibility if you wish, although the sheets are two large for many anodizing shops. Chromate conversion coating before clear coating would probably be a good idea.

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