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Okay, where to buy painted aluminum???

Postby MarcInBoise » Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:26 pm

I've been looking everywhere. Checked this forum, checked the Design Resources posts and I'm coming up empty.
I'd like royal blue 4 x 8 for my sides... is that such a difficult find?

I found a place selling .040 painted white... I guess I could buy that and try to paint it blue myself.
Has anyone done THAT?
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Re: Okay, where to buy painted aluminum???

Postby ssrjim » Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:56 pm

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Re: Okay, where to buy painted aluminum???

Postby MarcInBoise » Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:49 pm

ssrjim wrote:A sign shop.

https://www.nglantz.com

Thanks. That's where I found the white 4 x 8. Pretty cheap too...
But no blue. Said they can't make signs out of colors.
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Re: Okay, where to buy painted aluminum???

Postby len19070 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:20 am

MarcInBoise wrote:
ssrjim wrote:A sign shop.

https://www.nglantz.com

Thanks. That's where I found the white 4 x 8. Pretty cheap too...
But no blue. Said they can't make signs out of colors.


Try another Sign Shop. It is made in colors.

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Re: Okay, where to buy painted aluminum???

Postby ssrjim » Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:56 am

MarcInBoise wrote:
ssrjim wrote:A sign shop.

https://www.nglantz.com

Thanks. That's where I found the white 4 x 8. Pretty cheap too...
But no blue. Said they can't make signs out of colors.


They have blue, my buddy just made a blue one. They may have to order it in.
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Re: Okay, where to buy painted aluminum???

Postby MarcInBoise » Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:30 pm

ssrjim wrote:
MarcInBoise wrote:
ssrjim wrote:A sign shop.

https://www.nglantz.com

Thanks. That's where I found the white 4 x 8. Pretty cheap too...
But no blue. Said they can't make signs out of colors.


They have blue, my buddy just made a blue one. They may have to order it in.

Cool. I'll see if I can find a more cooperative shop!
Thanks man.
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Re: Okay, where to buy painted aluminum???

Postby Nobody » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:13 am

May not be an option lotsa places but a few miles from home there's a shop that builds 'stock car' racing vehicles. They have a goodly supply of painted 0.040" aluminum sheets that they use in the body construction. I've known of a couple of folks who persuaded them to sell a few sheets. If you can find such a cooperative business (or a sign shop) that may solve your problem.
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Re: Okay, where to buy painted aluminum???

Postby TxDave » Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:26 am

We bought several different colors and some natural finished aluminum from these folks. http://www.harborsales.net/tabid/130/De ... tTypeId=61
About $55 for 4x8 sheets. They have pretty much any color you want in stock. Check out the blue on the trailer we just finished.
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Re: Okay, where to buy painted aluminum???

Postby lrrowe » Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:28 am

That is good to know. They are in reasonable driving distance for me so I could pick it up when needed.
Thanks for the lead.
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Re: Okay, where to buy painted aluminum???

Postby halfdome, Danny » Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:25 am

I don't know your location but if you're close to one of http://www.dencosales.com/ stores they carry the following aluminum sheets.
They are a wholesale company but I have been able to make purchases in person on 3 different occasions.
I use their beautiful anodized aluminum sheets and love them. :D Danny

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032 4x8 032 4x8 White on White Aluminum Sheet
040 2x2 040 24x24 White Aluminum Sign Blank Masked 1 Side
040 4x6 040 4x6 White on White Aluminum Alliance
040 36x72 040 36x72 White on White Aluminum
040 4X8 040 4x8 White on White Aluminum Sheet
040 4x8 BA 040 4x8 Black Anodized Aluminum Sheet
040 4x10 B/W A 040 4x10 Gloss Black on White Aluminum Raven
040 4x8 CB A 040 4x8 Chevron Blue Aluminum Sheet
040 4X10 CB/W 040 4x10 Chevron Blue 1 side White 1 side Aluminum
040 4x8 BBG A 040 Bright Brushed Gold Anodized Aluminum
040 4X8 BBC A 040 Bright Brushed Clear Anodized Aluminum
040 4x8 BRC .040 4x8 Brushed Clear Aluminum Alliance
040 4X10 BG 040 4x10 Bright Gold Aluminum
040 4x8 bga a 040 Bright Gold Anodized Aluminum Polished
040 4x8 BCA A 040 Bright Clear Anodize Aluminum Laminate Silver
040 4x8 A H/R 040 4x8 Hunter Red R/W Aluminum Sheet .040
040 4x10 HR/W 040 4x10 Hunter Red 1 side White 1 side Aluminum
040 4X10 040 4x10 White on White Aluminum Sheet
040 4X10 B/W 040 4x10 Black one side White 1 side Aluminum Sheet
040 4x10 Y/W 040 4x10 Yellow 1 side White 1 side Aluminum
040 4X10 BBGA 040 4x10 Brushed Brite Gold Anodized Aluminum
040 4x10 BC 040 4x10 Bright Clear Aluminum
040 4x10 BRC 040 4'x10' Brushed Clear Aluminum
040 4x10 CS A 040 4x10 Clear Satin Aluminum
040 4X12 040 4x12 White on White Aluminum Sheet
040 4x12 MF 040 4x12 Mill Finish Aluminum Sheet
050 4x8 050 4x8 White on White PVC masked 1 side Aluminum
050 4x10 .050 4x10 White on White Film Masked 1 side Aluminum Sheet
050 4x10 MF 050 4x10 Mill Finish Aluminum Sheet
063 4x8 063 4x8 White on White Aluminum Sheet
063 4x8 MF 063 4x8 Mill Finish Aluminum Sheet
063 4x10 063 4x10 White on White Aluminum Sheet
063 5x10 063 5x10 White on White Aluminum Sheet Masked
080 4X4 080 4x4 White on White Aluminum
080 4X8 080 4x8 White on White Aluminum Sheet
080 4x8 MF 080 4x8 Mill Finish Aluminum Sheet
080 4x10 080 4x10 White on White Aluminum Sheet
125 5x10 MF 125 5x10 Mill Finish Aluminum Sheet
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Re: Okay, where to buy painted aluminum???

Postby MarcInBoise » Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:11 pm

halfdome, Danny wrote:I don't know your location but if you're close to one of http://www.dencosales.com/ stores they carry the following aluminum sheets.

Wow! Thanks for that! There is one of their locations here in Boise... I'll hit 'em today and see if I get lucky!
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Re: Okay, where to buy painted aluminum???

Postby MarcInBoise » Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:56 pm

Success!!! Denco has 4x8 painted that they will sell me. It's slightly more than I had anticipated, but not bad. Beggars can't be choosers!

Now to find the 5' wide mill finish or anodized for the top & hatch. They carry nothing in 5' and I don't want to deal with seams.
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Re: Okay, where to buy painted aluminum???

Postby halfdome, Danny » Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:32 pm

MarcInBoise wrote:Success!!! Denco has 4x8 painted that they will sell me. It's slightly more than I had anticipated, but not bad. Beggars can't be choosers!

Now to find the 5' wide mill finish or anodized for the top & hatch. They carry nothing in 5' and I don't want to deal with seams.
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Marc, I'm happy they had what you needed. :D

I use the same aluminum on all the teardrop including the roof and galley lid.
I contact cement it on with a 2" lap seam held down with 3M VHB tape (about $97 for a 1" x 36 yard roll).
In my opinion it's a lot easier handling the smaller pieces than a full 5' x 10' sheet on the roof.
My galley lid is 47" x 60" so a 4' x 10' sheet cut in half is perfect.
If you go this route make sure you expose the lap seam away from the front (towards the rear) where wind driven rain is.
For good measure I use 1/2" counter top trim & sealant screwed over the roof lap seams.
There should never be a problem this way.
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Re: Okay, where to buy painted aluminum???

Postby tony.latham » Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:48 am

MarcInBoise wrote:Success!!! Denco has 4x8 painted that they will sell me. It's slightly more than I had anticipated, but not bad. Beggars can't be choosers!

Now to find the 5' wide mill finish or anodized for the top & hatch. They carry nothing in 5' and I don't want to deal with seams.
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Marc:

If I can get 5' wind Salmon, you can get it in Boise.

I call up CDA metals in Missoula (HQ in CDA Idaho). The make a run down here once a week to the local steel store and deliver it to me for $10. Somebody carries it in Boise.

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Re: Okay, where to buy painted aluminum???

Postby MarcInBoise » Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:00 am

tony.latham wrote:
MarcInBoise wrote:Success!!! Denco has 4x8 painted that they will sell me. It's slightly more than I had anticipated, but not bad. Beggars can't be choosers!

Now to find the 5' wide mill finish or anodized for the top & hatch. They carry nothing in 5' and I don't want to deal with seams.
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Marc:

If I can get 5' wind Salmon, you can get it in Boise.

I call up CDA metals in Missoula (HQ in CDA Idaho). The make a run down here once a week to the local steel store and deliver it to me for $10. Somebody carries it in Boise.

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Thanks Tony, I'll look them up and give them a call. I'm getting really frustrated here... I've been to 3 RV repair places that all say "yea, we can order that from Interstate RV Metals in Portland" then tell me it will cost double for shipping.

If worse comes to worst, I'll hit you up for the name of your local steel store and have them order for me, then take a day off work and drive up to Salmon to pick it up. I'll still save a ton on shipping.
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