Not really sure where to post this one but thought I would try here as most of the folks that are mechanical in nature have a pretty good feel for stuff.
Weight is not an issue and I comparing the difference between siding my trailer with Galvanized Steel versus Aluminum. Again, weight is not even remotely being considered here.
I want a polished look and I know you can buff Aluminum to a shine and probably can with Galvanized Steel as well but how difficult is it? I’m ok with1x or 2x a year cleaning it with like an acid bath if needed if that would keep the shine.
Certainly the availability of the Galvanized Steel is a factor as any Menards/Home Depot/ Lowe’s always carry the Steel siding meant for barns...which is what I am considering. The Aluminum has to be special ordered...unless someone knows something I don’t?
Cost of Galvanized is 1/4 of what the Aluminum is as well.
I also can’t use flat sheet as I am not taking the current skin off of the trailer. With the rivets I can’t have anything completely flat.