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Old 06-03-2019, 08:55 AM   #1
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Interior aluminum type?

I am planning on adding/fabricating a "side-splash" (versus a back-splash) onto the laminate wall next to the stovetop. At times when using the burners, we've noticed the wall gets pretty warm. I'd like to use the same type of interior aluminum sheet in the AS to keep the look consistent, but I'm not sure of which type of sheeting and thickness to use. I think the interiors are .040/3004 alum, but not sure. Will be looking to buy a small sheet, maybe 2' x 3', then trim as needed to look original. Also, any suggestions where to purchase?

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Old 06-03-2019, 09:22 AM   #2
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The challenge you have is finding a small piece of factory clear-coated aluminum. Some of the online dealerships (ie.,,, etc) sell the factory coated sheets, so that is the first place I would check. If you buy something from your local aluminum supplier, you will get bare metal, and every fingerprint will turn into an oxidized blotch, unless you buy 2024 T3 Alclad, which will look diferent than your factory interior.

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Old 06-03-2019, 09:40 AM   #3
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You might consider a thin piece of stainless instead. It's a little heavier and slightly darker than aluminum, but it might be better for this kitchen/stove top application.
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:48 AM   #4
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Work in progress

Thanks all for the comments. Found a 3000 series sheet of aluminum, cut to size, then polished and coated it. Matches very well. Dry fitted it for now to get the boss's approval. Thinking about adding rivet heads to keep the look consistent.
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I used 5054 then used Everbrite Protecaclear to coat it.
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