Angle Iron/Aluminum

I am working on a project that will require me to create a ledge the
turns down at a 90 degree angle.
It has to be as resistant as possible to oxidation(ie:sweaty hands),
and also as dark as possible.(Preferably black).
The angle iron I've found at Home Depot has some sort of paint/coating
that doesn't seem durable, and the angle Aluminum there is too bright.
I'd appreciate any other ideas for a materials/coatings that may fit
my needs.
Thanks.
Darren Harris
Staten Island, New York.
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Searcher7
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Check out powder coating. It is powdered plastic that is sprayed on the metal, then melted.
Aluminum will oxidize in just a few minutes. The coating on steel is scale and should be ground/sanded off before painting or powder coating.
Paul
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co_farmer
Searcher7 wrote in news:95cec56b-7d79-48b6- snipped-for-privacy@v17g2000hsa.googlegroups.com:
Hard Anodized aluminum angle should work. It will be black and a very durable finish.
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Anthony
Powdercoating.
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Gary Brady
Thanks.
Since they do not have that at Home Depot, would you know the best(cheapest) place to get it?
Darren Harris Staten Island, New York.
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Searcher7
Searcher7 wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@e6g2000prf.googlegroups.com:
You'd have to buy the angle, then have it hard anodized. Should be a few places fairly local to you that do that.
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Anthony
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This would make it difficult and cost prohibitive, so I'd need to go with another option.
Thanks.
Darren Harris Staten Island, New York.
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Searcher7
Powder-coating could be an option -- that's an extremely durable finish.
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The possible problem is you need to have a 400F oven, which isn't used for food preparation. If the part is small enough, a used toaster-oven would do just fine.
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Joe Pfeiffer
I looked into powerder coating years ago when I was considering using it on some arcade game related metal parts, but had come to the conclusion that it wasn't plausible to do myself in my small apartment,a nd it wasn't worth it to try and have it done at one of the auto places.
Any idea what the approximate cost of materials/hardware, and also the amount of room needed for a set-up like this?
(The size of the largest parts would be as much as 2' X 1').
Thanks.
Darren Harris Staten Island, New York.
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Searcher7

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