All flagpole shafts are highly polished with fine grain aluminum oxide cloth resulting in a high quality, deep satin lustre finish. This finish represents the ultimate in architectural finishes for aluminum flagpoles. The elegant, soft sheen remains maintenance free. In addition to satin, the following anodized finishes are available as standard colors: clear, light bronze #311, medium bronze #312, dark bronze #313 & black #335. Note: Of the three bronze finishes, dark bronze #313 is supplied unless otherwise specified.
Bronze #311 Anodized
Bronze #312 Anodized
Bronze #313 Anodized
Color Variations in Anodized Poles
Anodizing flagpoles is great for durability, weather resistance, corrosion resistance and it does not ever flake or peel off. However, it will never provide the uniform, consistent color coating that a painted finish will provide.
Color variations have always been part of the anodizing process. Many factors change the color of an anodized finish. These factors can even occur in s single piece pole! Cold working the pole such as tapering, changes in the size, mass or diameter and changes in material composition like welded areas, will all result in color variations in an anodized flagpole.
A good comparison to anodizing flagpoles is toasting bread. The longer you leave it in, the darker it will get, but like toast, it will not turn a perfect, consistent, uniform color. Under certain conditions such as multiple welds or profile tapering, the color variation can be stark and drastic. Nothing can be done to prevent this from happening before, during or after the anodizing process.
We are not trying to raise an absolute red flag about anodized flagpoles. We sell thousands of anodized flagpoles a year and maybe once every five years there is a circumstance where, because of the nature of the installation, any type of color variation just simply will not due.
In these cases, we suggest that you consider a painted pole or poles to provide you with a more consistent and uniform color. However, please keep in mind that an anodized flagpole has no match when it comes to durability, corrosion resistance and longevity of color.
*Note: Comment Moderation is enabled. Your comment will not appear until approved.Add Comment Subscribe to Comments