As some of you know we purchased L&L Marine's inventory of Rub Rail a couple years ago. We stock a wide range of Rub Rail, Molding, Trim, and Insert. Aluminum, some in colors, Stainless Ovals and Overlays, Rigid and Flexible Vinyl, and Vinyl (many times called rubber) Insert.
Special Orders are common on Rub Rail and Molding as there are literally dozens of shapes and sizes. If you don't see what you want online please call us.
Please call us on shipping and we will search out the best deal depending on your location. Because Rub Rail comes in 12-20 foot lengths, most the time UPS is not an option. We have searched out some good deals though on freight in certain areas. Some areas of the country are just going to be expensive to ship to though (via truck line) with the long tubes required. We ship all the long Rub Rail and Molding in heavy PVC pipe tubes which we cut and glue to the appropriate length for the shipment. This prevents damage to the product. In most cases it is not any more expensive to ship multiple lengths per tube as opposed to a few. Most the time it is the size that determines the freight charge, rather than the weight. The stuff is not that heavy for a few lengths.
Until demand increases on certain styles yes that is true. We are required to meet some pretty significant minimums on colors on this stuff as most anodizers don't have tanks long enough to run it. Demand for the colors is very weak this season so I don't see it happening near term.