Originally Posted by Hightower
Oh OK Codders
An Aluminium based Alloy....Thought the Anodising bit gave it away
Nope - other metals can be anodised as well...........
Should have guessed aluminium though - just being pedantic for a change!!!
A lot depends on the application - some alloys are very corrosion resistant but a bitch to work with - is it going to be welded for example?
6063 is a common one but even that has many different grades depending on use. A lot of it will depend on supply and cost - find a local aluminium stockist and see what they have going spare - most of them are pretty helpful.
Some aluminium doesn't need to be anodised but the one I mentioned does. You can also get lots of nice pretty colours.....