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Vendor for .125" aluminum with white finish

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Sdegen2008, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. Sdegen2008

    Sdegen2008 Member

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    Does anyone know a vendor that produces .125" aluminum panels with a white finish? I can find a bunch of the usual places (Harbor, Grimco) with an option in a mill finish but have yet to find one that have a white finish.

    I'd like to print directly to the panels but I'd rather not have to print a bunch of white ink along with the print.

    Thank you!
     
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  2. Zendavor Signs

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    I'm pretty certain it doesn't exist, but you could try Wrisco.
     
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  3. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    Pretty sure they stop at .080" on painted finishes.
     
  4. OADesign

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    ^^ Unfortunately this...
     
  5. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    You could try buying blanks and having them painted or powder coated locally. Or if it's a large enough order maybe you can source them with a cast white vinyl face.
     
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  6. Sdegen2008

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    Looks like they have it in stock but I am waiting to hear back on some pricing. Appreciate the help!
     
  7. Gino

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    How many do you need and what size ??

    If only a few sheets, it would be much faster and cheaper to buy mill finish and paint them white yourself. Or like someone said, just float white vinyl on it. You can buy.125 aluminum anywhere locally, so freight won't kill ya.
     
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  8. Sdegen2008

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    Yeah I was thinking of doing the whole white vinyl thing but it would have just been SO much easier to print directly, you know? Oh well, gotta adapt, right?!

    Thanks
     
  9. Axs

    Axs New Member

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    Aluminum composite wouldn't work?
     
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  10. Andy D

    Andy D Very Active Member

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    What Gino said.
    You probably already know this, but you need to go over mill finished aluminum thoroughly with a solvent. Some like
    acetone, I prefer alcohol.. I wipe it down as many times as I need to, to the point my towel isn't turning grey.
     
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  11. Sdegen2008

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    Thanks for the heads up!
     
  12. Gino

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    I like vinegar. That's my go-to degreaser for 50 years. My one distributor likes brake cleaner. I might try that sometime. Just seems expensive.
     
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