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Thread: Aluminium Profile Rack Discussion

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    Re: Aluminium Profile Rack Discussion

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    Anyone knows if this aluminium profiles comes in black colour ? Or are there any colourful wrap thingy that is available ? Leaving it looking raw is a bit common .
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    Re: Aluminium Profile Rack Discussion

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    Anyone knows if this aluminium profiles comes in black colour ? Or are there any colourful wrap thingy that is available ? Leaving it looking raw is a bit common .
    I've seen those with a black powder coated surface... i guess they are custom coated.

    You could probably just spray paint it to the color you prefer.
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    Re: Aluminium Profile Rack Discussion

    Its possible to black anodize.
    A check with Prestech shows that just the anodizing cost is 2x the price of the profile's typical clear cost
    . i.e. say, 5m length of profile is $40. Black anodize treatment incremental price is $80. Not worth it IMO

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    Re: Aluminium Profile Rack Discussion

    I guess just buying a few spray cans of your favourite color and DIY spray paint it before assembly would be more cost effecrive.
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    My fear is that the spray paint won't adhere to the aluminium itself and then runs down . Was thinking of getting heat shrink tubing as alternative , anyone knows where can I get them locally ? Looking for larger diameter ones .
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    Re: Aluminium Profile Rack Discussion

    Spray paint would not last on the profile, black alum profile is very expensive.

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    Re: Aluminium Profile Rack Discussion

    Hi UA, chance upon your blog..was looking at a rack similar to yours. where did you purchase and the cost? tks


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    Re: Aluminium Profile Rack Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo73 View Post
    Hi UA, chance upon your blog..was looking at a rack similar to yours. where did you purchase and the cost? tks

    Thats actually a steel shelving with powder coating, its designed for outdoor usage.

    I got it from IKEA, here is the product link:

    http://www.ikea.com/sg/en/catalog/products/20174216/
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    Re: Aluminium Profile Rack Discussion

    Hi everyone!

    Pardon my ignorance, only now then i found out this DIY section...

    Anyone mind to share your diy aluminium stand result?

    Im still cluelessly waiting for my custom made metal stand, if still no reply, i may need to find alternatives...

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