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High quality, commercial grade 1.5 OD X .050 Tubing (1.40" inside diameter)- Order By The Foot are cut to size. Our tubing has been the standard of excellence and the product of choice for interior and exterior architectural structures for over 35 years.
Perfect for hand rails, bar rails, foot rails, stair railings, kitchen railings, bunkbed railing, safety grab rail, ADA railing, and custom projects.
Available in various materials and finishes including solid polished brass, stainless steel, matte black, brushed brass, brushed stainless steel, clear powered coated finishes, and powder coated finish color of your choice.
Round Tubing are cut-to-lengths per order and non-returnable.
Additional cutting charges may apply for 1.5 OD X .050 Tubing - Order By The Foot.
Please call with orders more than 10 cuts.
Shipping for 8 foot or longer material costs extra. Tubing can be cut to size or cut down for UPS shipping.
Prices for brass and stainless steel tubing per foot are listed for a quick cost comparison.
All of our brass products are made of solid brass in mirror polished finish without lacquer or clearcoat unless stated otherwise. Glossy clear powder coat, brushed with or without matte clear powder coat finishes are available at additional charges. Please contact us for quote
TDI Brass Finish Products: General Information and Maintenance
Brass Finish Disclaimer
Brass, an alloy primarily comprised of copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn), is renowned for its outstanding mechanical properties and chemical stability. It exhibits remarkable fabricability, corrosion resistance, and inherent antibacterial properties, rendering it exceptionally versatile for a wide range of applications. However, brass is prone to tarnishing due to its susceptibility to oxidation. Oxidation is an electrochemical reaction that occurs when brass is exposed to atmospheric oxygen (O2), resulting in the formation of copper oxide (CuO) and zinc oxide (ZnO) compounds on the brass surface. This oxidation process causes the brass to darken and lose its luster shortly after manufacturing, regardless of storage or packaging conditions.
It's important to note that TDI does not provide an unconditional guarantee of tarnish or corrosion resistance for satin or polished brass finishes. However, as a proactive measure, we highly recommend the use of TDI Clear Coating during the manufacturing process. This clear coating serves as a protective barrier, assisting brass in retaining its original factory finish for an extended period. In cases where TDI Clear Coating is not applied to satin or polished brass finishes, tarnishing due to oxidation becomes inevitable. To restore brass to its optimal condition, meticulous care and maintenance procedures should be followed.
In order to offer a more resilient finish, we employ a powder coat process instead of lacquering. This process is known for its enhanced durability. However, please be advised that this option is available upon request and incurs an additional cost and longer lead time. Additionally, it’s important to note that special finished materials are non-returnable.
Care and Maintenance Recommendations
To ensure the longevity and appearance of TDI brass finish products, we provide the following care and maintenance recommendations:
Clear Coating: If you wish to prevent tarnishing and maintain the original finish of satin or polished brass, we strongly recommend specifying TDI Clear Coating during the manufacturing process. This protective coating acts as a barrier against oxidation and helps the brass retain its luster for an extended period.
Routine Cleaning: Regular cleaning is essential to remove dirt, grime, and environmental pollutants that can accumulate on the brass surface. Use a mild, non-abrasive metal polish in paste form or a solution of warm water and a gentle soap. Gently wipe the brass with a soft cloth or sponge, ensuring all areas are thoroughly cleaned. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that may damage the brass.
Tarnish Removal: If tarnishing occurs on brass finishes without clear coating, prompt action can restore the original shine. For mild tarnish, utilize a metal restoration polish specifically designed for brass. Apply the polish following the instructions, allowing it to dry before gently buffing the surface with a soft cloth or pad until the tarnish is eliminated. For Tarnish removal, we find acetone effective for removing fingerprints. For satin brass finishes, rebushing can also be effective in revitalizing the appearance.
Preventive Measures: Minimize direct exposure of brass finishes to harsh elements, excessive moisture, and extreme temperatures. Consider using protective covers or placing brass items in enclosed areas to reduce oxidation. Additionally, avoid contact with acidic substances, such as citrus juices or vinegar, as they can accelerate tarnishing.
Periodic Maintenance: Conduct regular inspections of the brass finish products to identify any signs of wear, corrosion, or damage. Address any issues promptly by following appropriate repair or maintenance procedures. If unsure, consult with professionals or refer to the manufacturer's recommendations.
By adhering to these care and maintenance recommendations, you can effectively preserve the appearance and ensure the optimal functionality of TDI brass finish products. This diligent approach will enhance their longevity, safeguard their beauty, and maintain their performance over time.
Came quicker then expected and was in perfect condition.
This is the second time I've purchased a dance barre from Trade Diversified. They make it so easy and communicate quickly if you have any questions.
Our choir had been asking to have rails installed on the altar steps for years. When I got involved I found Trade Diversified in California. (We're in New York) The customer service rep Erica was very easy to reach (multiple times) and very knowledgeable about the products and possibilities for our situation. Our choir wanted a brushed look and a more local company could only do a polished finish. Erica, said no problem we hand brush and powder coat the pieces for an additional cost. I ordered the pieces on a Tuesday, and they arrived here in NY the following Tuesday. Amazing service. Everything was packed well and all the pieces looked great.
We installed the pieces with only a few minor issues. Some of the connections were very tight, possibly because of the powder coating. A few extra brass screws would have been helpful. But overall the quality is excellent and the choir is thrilled.
All in all the project is great. Having worked with a lot of copper, it was the same as running a 1 1/2” waterline. The only thing I found was that some of the fittings were a little more loose while some were snug. It would have been nice for everything to be snug but the project still turned out great.
We called to check on buying a small custom stair rail for our boat, it had to be a specific certain length. Erica was very helpful at putting together a quote for a 'kit', emailing the specs and cost. We ordered it from the email link, and it came quickly. It is Perfect!