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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., Outofdoorsmart.com, InlandRV.com, 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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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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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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Aluminum backsplash / tub surround

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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.
That looks amazing! Nice job really sets off the kitchen. Id like to do the same in my 66, possibly quilt it for kitchen and use the smooth around the outside of my circular bathtub, may I ask you where you found the aluminum and the trim pieces? Did you use an adhesive?
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That looks amazing! Nice job really sets off the kitchen. Id like to do the same in my 66, possibly quilt it for kitchen and use the smooth around the outside of my circular bathtub, may I ask you where you found the aluminum and the trim pieces? Did you use an adhesive?
Jezibels, I can't remember or find the receipt for where I bought the aluminum (online store), but it was a 2x2 foot sheet. I treated with Everbright Protectaclear. I used strong double sided adhesive foam tape on the back, mainly along the perimeter. It tucked nicely into the vinyl edging along the AS wall, which helps it stay in place. The edge pieces were purchased on Amazon (link below). To fit the wall curve, I made a template from a flipchart page. Easy to do as the other 3 sides did not need to be cut.

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Jezibels, I can't remember or find the receipt for where I bought the aluminum (online store), but it was a 2x2 foot sheet. I treated with Everbright Protectaclear. I used strong double sided adhesive foam tape on the back, mainly along the perimeter. It tucked nicely into the vinyl edging along the AS wall, which helps it stay in place. The edge pieces were purchased on Amazon (link below). To fit the wall curve, I made a template from a flipchart page. Easy to do as the other 3 sides did not need to be cut.

Hope that helps.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Thank you so much VeloBuckeye! I needed this trim and some other ones they also carry! I already ordered the flooring and ready to do backsplash and tub surround! Thanks again for your advice!
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