Stainless Steel metal house numbers & letters are water-jet cut from flat sheets of stainless steel in the various thicknesses mentioned in the table above. The faces of these pieces are then brushed or polished. The returns are bead-blasted.
Polished Stainless requires (for polishing) that the piece have either welded or traditional studs. Our polished stainless pieces in 1/8" stock are available in sizes 3"+ and are priced with welded studs. For 1/4" and greater thickness, the polished finish is available for numbers or letters 2" high or greater.
These solid stainless steel pieces are available in 2 different alloys. Alloy C304 is good for cutting, welding & corrosion resistance. This alloy will keep your numbers & letters sparkling in all but the toughest environments.
For those tough environments such as realty facing a salt-water beach, alloy C316 will meet the challenge. This alloy has superior corrosion and tarnishing resistance.
NEW ANTI-RUST PROCESS ADDED: Our foundry, Gemini, Inc., has now added PASSIVATION as the final finishing step for cut stainless numbers and letters. This process removes exogenous iron, creates/restores a passive oxide layer that prevents further oxidation (rust), and cleans the pieces of dirt, scale, or other welding-generated compounds. Passivation greatly reduces the need for cleaning your pieces with a stainless steel cleaner.
REMINDER: Because these are outdoor pieces your environment will ultimately determine how quickly these pieces need cleaning with dish soap and water. And, iron particles in the air will infrequently settle on these pieces and rust. When this happens a good stainless steel cleaner will correct the pollution.