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Old 06-25-2007, 08:34 PM   #1
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Is Aluminum Aluminum

I need to replace two sections of belly wrap. The manual I have shows the material to be 3004 aluminum sheet .024 thick. All I can find so far is 3003 sheet .025 thick.

So is the difference any big deal or will one do just as well as the other.
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To me, a thousandth of an inch wouldn't make much difference, especially if it is going on the belly pan.
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:45 PM   #3
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Thanks - it's actually going to be visible - here is a photo of one of the problem areas. It was creased by the PO and I presume touching the outrigger - difference in the metals caused the corrosion...??? This is just rear of the door.
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No aluminum isn't aluminum, it's aluminium
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Is there an answer in the extra " i "....?
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Old 06-26-2007, 09:03 AM   #6
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Is there an answer in the extra " i "....?
No, it's just an effect of breathing the fresh smog, er, air in L.A.
I don't think the extra .001" is going to make much difference in the bananna wrap, either.
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the thickness is not going to make much difference. the alloy might. although 3003 and 3004 do not seem to have much difference in alloying metals.
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