I ordered a few feet of alclad 2024-t3 to use as backsplash material in my trailer. As I am measuring and cutting, I noticed this stuff is going to scratch easy. Rubbing my finger on it leaves a mark that will not wash off.
What are my options here for keeping the surface mostly uniform?
- Wax it as is. Would this help and how often would one have to rewax?
- Polish it.. is that better or worse for scratches?
- Apply my own clear coat. Could I do a DIY job that would look good? and would it be strong enough to not flake off.
Is raw aluminum just a bad idea for a backsplash?