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    Where to find Brushed aluminum?

    Hey guys, I wanna put some brushed aluminum around my dash and Xenarc, where can I find some of this material? Thanks.

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    I'm working for an interior design company. We use Formica brushed aluminium, this as a laminate with real aluminium on top which you can get in several designs.
    It's easy to work with and looks great. Maybe check some local interior company's, maybe they have some leftovers!

    http://www.formica.com/colorchipdetails.jsp?chip_id=682

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    I've got an 8" brushed aluminum Xenarc bezel I'll sell.
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    aluminium + wet and dry and a bit of elbow grease or a power tool with the right attachment

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    WilsonArt makes it too check their website.
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    Thanks Altimat I just ordered some samples from them.

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    Or, if ya just want brushed aluminum...... Get aluminum, sheet aluminum, whatever thickness you need. Then, for the grain you want, experiment with different sandpaper grits. Get a big flat sanding block <i use either one of those black rubber ones, about 3x5 inches, or I just use my speedboard>. Personally, I generally like my aluminum grain between 400 and 800 grit sandpaper. Just make long, straight strokes across the entire piece. I hold the board wide, so you cover the most width with every stroke. Then just be sure to start all the way at one end, and make one smooth stroke all the way to the other. Smooth, straight strokes and you'll get a smooth, straight grain.

    I wish I had a better picture on here, but this was my favorite brushed aluminum project ever..... I fabricated the all-aluminum center console, the instrument cluster, and the door panel inserts for this 73 camaro. The console turned out great, welded it up out of 1/4" Aluminum, then rounded all the edges and brushed it with 400 grit.
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    that looks amazing

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    who the heck made that car? That dash is the same kind as mine. I must know.

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