kayakrguy wrote:Hi guys,
... Bledsoe--I do like the looks of that door! It looks like the trim curved ok.
My door is rectangular with curved corners (Higher Power's choice) so my curves are tighter than yours. Do you think Grant's stuff would work? ...
Life has been extremely busy for me, lately, and I don't always get to check out this 'Board as much as I'd like to, so please excuse my tardiness in replying to your questions.
As noted before, not all T-Moldings are created equal! MY experience with the stuff from flooring supply outfits tells me that it is hard and not bendable unless you anneal it. However, I have heard from others that they have gotten some that is quite bendable. R.W. Johnson's T-Molding is quite bendable, but it is the more traditional (on some models) 3/4" across the top, and even IT has its limits as to how tight it will go. I know nothing about So-Cal's T-Molding, but I can tell you that the stuff I carry (1" across the top) is bendable to about a 12" radius, but may require a little "messaging" of a wrinkle or two. You CAN get it to a 5" radius (maybe less) by relieving the material on the INSIDE portion of the radius (no, NOT nipping or pie-cutting it!). If you send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
, I'll send you some pictures of how you can do this (cleanly & attractively!) with a pair sheetmetal shears and a file.
I'VE never attempted annealing, but I know folks who have with excellent results, and I know pros who do it all the time. But even annealed, aluminum HAS ITS LIMITS!
Good Luck with your project, and as always ...
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