This is a little off-topic, but what the hey.
I’m considering using 6160T-6 aluminum for machined
components for a rugged mobile application housing.
My concern is long-term wear. I understand heat-treating
is an option. I am not too familiar with non-ferrous
What wear properties can I
expect to achieve through heat-treating?
What about preferred finish for prolonged outdoor
exposure (maybe 3 months at a time for data collection)?
Epoxy paint, irriditing, plating?