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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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    Re: Aluminium Profile Rack Discussion

    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

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    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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    Re: Aluminium Profile Rack Discussion

    Been awhile. Just curious if anyone has any updates to this thread or designs.

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    Re: Aluminium Profile Rack Discussion

    Check out Tidal Garden channel on youtube , a lot of his stands are using aluminium profiles .
    If you've learnt, teach, if you have, give.
    Don't walk behind me as I might not lead, don't walk in front of me as I might not follow. Walk beside me, as my friend.
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    Re: Aluminium Profile Rack Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by BFG View Post
    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 .
    Hammerite Direct to Galvanised Metal Paint should work on aluminium. I use the regular one for my wrought iron stand. No fading after two years.

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    Re: Aluminium Profile Rack Discussion

    Any idea if aluminium profile can be immersed in water? I have a feeling that the bolt n fittings may rust.

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    Re: Aluminium Profile Rack Discussion

    I'm based in Hong Kong, its available from price right, ikea, Taobao and many hardware store, but you need to put a piece of wood underneath the tank, otherwise it would start to deform.
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    Re: Aluminium Profile Rack Discussion

    You can buy black galvanized aluminum online on most shopping online platform.. I spent about 40sgd on my light stand .. Plus extra brackets with nuts and bold.IMG_20201129_183458.jpg

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    Re: Aluminium Profile Rack Discussion

    Just discovered this thread. You guys are lifesavers lol. I am contemplating on a project for a 100cm x 45cm x 40cm, 10mm braceless tank.

    Based on the rendering tool, it's a whopping 18.1m of material . Not sure if I should use 3030 or 4040. Any advice?

    100x45x40.jpg

    Will be checking out Prestech and see how much they will quote though.

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    Re: Aluminium Profile Rack Discussion

    You can actually get away with 2020 profile... And cost wise here it will be expensive especially the brackets and nuts and bolt. Anyway I have 7pcs anodized black 4040 profile measuring at around 1.5m each. Pm me if you want to buy it. I'm clearing my store room to make space for more junk..

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