Aluminum material is widely used in many fields of human activity. Its specific properties allow its use wherever it is e.g. It is necessary to reduce the weight of the structure, to produce complex shapes of profiles with high strength, where it is necessary to achieve a long service life or to obtain a strong aesthetic appearance.
Because raw aluminum is prone to oxidation, its surface must be protected. A common treatment is electrochemical surface treatment known as anodizing. Another possibility is e.g. Powder coating, which offers a wide range of color shades. In special cases, such as the renovation of car and motorcycle veterans, polishing and painting are used.
For polishing aluminum, it is necessary to know the technological procedures and use quality polishing tools and pastes designed specifically for machining aluminum material. In the case of manual polishing of small parts, e.g. For veterans, the skill and many years of experience of a polisher are necessary to achieve a perfect surface and high mirror gloss. For machine grinding and polishing of aluminum profiles, it is necessary to use a device with modified extraction. Because aluminum is a soft material, the grinding and polishing process is time consuming, handling and packaging. To maintain the appearance of high gloss, it is recommended to paint the surface. However, the disadvantage of any varnish is the susceptibility to mechanical damage and its possible repair is very demanding and expensive.
So if we plan e.g. Furnishing the interiors of shops, stores or offices and the architect prefers polished design, for furniture or shelving constructions we recommend the use of polished stainless steel, which has an unrivaled advantage in that the polished surface does not need to be painted and does not require any demanding maintenance. In the event of accidental mechanical damage, it can be repaired relatively easily on site repeatedly and without negative visual consequences.