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Old 09-14-2018, 06:22 AM
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I need to take my RV skills and build a gutter for the house. What metal do I use? 6061 T? Or 2024 T?
I have to do a 6 foor curve the slopes and some edge forming, and I want it resistant to corosion so maybe alcad?

I have a very good metal supply house nearby.

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Old 09-14-2018, 06:29 AM
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I need to take my RV skills and build a gutter for the house. What metal do I use? 6061 T? Or 2024 T?
I have to do a 6 foor curve the slopes and some edge forming, and I want it resistant to corosion so maybe alcad?
I have a very good metal supply house nearby.
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Actually 6061 is much more corrosion resistant than 2024. It is also much cheaper because is doesn't need to be alclad.
Most aircraft kits that come out of Canada are built entirely with 6061 and many of them sit outside and are not primed at all.
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:13 AM
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6061T6 is also bendable to an extent that 2024T3 is not.
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:14 AM
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5052 may be more available in sheet form....
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:21 AM
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5052 is much easier to bend and slightly better corrosion resistant than 6061. It might cost a little more though.

5052 is commonly used on boats that dont get paint.

I built one out of it and I would much rather use 5052 than 6061 for something that needs bends.
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:57 AM
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Pre-painted white 3105, as used in the truck body industry.
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:24 AM
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Go to a gutter company and buy some of their stock.

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