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Old 03-05-2015, 12:57 PM   #29
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I am getting ready to head down to my local sheet metal shop to have them cut me some replacement panels. They stock 5052 4X10 sheets, "mill finish" with vinyl on one side. The .032 is $35/sheet and the .040 is $45/sheet.

I am assuming .032 is fine right?

They say they can order polished 5052 but it's more $$$ (not sure how much more). But much of these lower panels will be hidden behind bunks and cabinets so I won't polish it anyway.

They can also order 4X12 pieces to replicate my street side panel that is 4X12.

I welcome any advice before I set these guys to task. Can't wait to not scrape Zolatone with a respirator and sweaty rubber gloves for hours on end!
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Old 03-05-2015, 03:17 PM   #30
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Well, if your not too concerned about a "HIGH" polish, then the mill will be fine.
I would assume .032 should work, but others can chime in.
I think the 5052x.032 in mill would look like a modern airstream, and won't show as much streaks when touched by visitors.
I'll be using the 5052 x 0.40 for my belly pan just to add more protection for possible projectiles during travel.

If you want the polish like your rear, then go with 2024T3x.032
That's what I've used for my exterior panel replacements, and will use for my front interior endcap overlay.

Others may want to chime into to the type of 5052. I want to say 5052H3 is what is used mostly, but again, I have not done that yet.

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Old 03-07-2015, 07:21 PM   #31
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So a 4X10 sheet of 5052 with vinyl on one side ended up being $50. The finish behind the vinyl looks like a "modern Airstream" as Redsled notes, but I think it will polish up pretty good based on some patches I have done.

The prices I am seeing online for 2024T3 or polished 5052 are extreme and I didn't even look at the shipping. Nobody seems to carry it around here.

I got some metal cutting wheels for my skill saw and that is working well for the long cuts. Worked through 2 sheets today and will need 2 more plus a 4X12 for my long wall panel.
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Old 03-09-2015, 12:12 PM   #32
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Metal Wheel

I have been using a cheap pair of air sheers for my cutting, and hand snippers for little stuff.

Haven't tried a metal wheel yet, may make a rough cut.

Is it 5052H3x.032? I think you could get a nice finish. May take more work to get "Mirror" like 2024, but easy to get a nice finish

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Old 03-10-2015, 01:10 PM   #33
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Yeah, I should probably get a compressor and some air sheers but at this point I am almost done. Making the rainbow arc cuts over the wheel wells is going to be the hardest.

The skill saw with the cutting wheel is a bit rough but I can go over it with the angle grinder for a pretty good result.

The original skins measured in a .032 but somehow they feel thinner and flimsier than the new sheet.

I got 4 more to go and then I'll post some pics for anyone still interested.
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I think Harbor Freight makes a cheap pair of electric sheers, which may be an easy option for the rounded parts.

Can't wait to see the pics!
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Birch end caps

Another option is birch paneling...
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