#8 – Non-Directional
#8 Non-Directional is a high gloss, polished stainless steel that is, as the name implies, non-directional. It is designed for architectural applications; however, artists and others find many creative uses for this mirror finish product. Because of its uniform consistency, #8 Non-Directional is excellent for panel-to-panel matching. It is highly reflective making it suitable for mirrors, wall panels, coping and trim.
- Additional Info
- Available Sizes
- Selecting the Grade
- Fire Resistance
- Data Sheet
|Dimensions||48 x 120 x .141 (W x L x H)|
See Table II in the data sheet. Coil widths. Inquire for length.
Pounds per Piece
Thickness (in.) x Width (in.) x Length (in.) x .292
Selecting the Grade
Type 304, for most environments, is acceptable to prevent corrosion. Type 316 should be specified for environments near the seacoast. Low carbon versions of these grades (304L / 316L) should be used when parts are to be welded. See table I in the data sheet for highlights of chemical analyses and properties. for extreme locations, such as near chemical plants or where steel may come into contact with salt water spray, different alloys will be required, subject to application review.
Should a fire occur, this product provides additional protection as stainless steel has a melting point of 2750° F.
This product is designed to be essentially maintenance free. It will last for decades without requiring attention. Yet it may be appropriate at times to clean the surface in order to maintain its original appearance. Specific stainless steel agents are widely available. For general cleaning, any detergent or ammonia solution is effective. For stains, a sodium carbonate paste with a warm water rinse can be applied. For severe stains, you may use tri-sodium phosphate and caustic soda solutions. More difficult contaminants, like adhesive residue, will come off with pure acetone. Always avoid products containing chloride. Regularly clean out areas where occasional debris may collect, such as gutters.
This product comes with a protective PVC covering that is high grade UV resistant and is designed to withstand the elements for several weeks. It is recommended that this PVC covering be removed immediately after installation to prevent adhesive residue from adhering to the stainless steel finish. This product’s appearance is very uniform, but any metal surface, including a painted one, is sensitive to misalignment of panels on differing planes. Please take extra care to install within reasonable tolerances to ensure full benefit of the product’s unvarying appearance. After installation, any rust stains from tools or construction debris must be removed.
View this product’s data sheet.