It was a little dented when I received it. I tried to even it out but I wasn't successful. Despite all of that, I was able to use it for my project, it took paint well and I think the finished product turned out pretty good.
Great product that can be used in a lot of different ways to give a project a finished look. I used these on the back of open shelves and love the way they turned out. The aluminum is a good thickness and relatively easy to cut with wire snips. I used a pneumatic stapler to attach these to the back of wood shelves and it was an easy installation.
A 40%-50% cost savings versus the exact same in-store metal, but you get what you pay for. The first order was blemished with a big rolling machine dent down the center of it that I had to straighten out. The second order was severely dented during shipping, as though somebody had bent it into a corner of the truck, and sheet metal will keep its shape. I was painting the metal, so I could straighten it back out without concern for light reflections on the metal exaggerating the dents, but do not order this if you need good to excellent condition. You can straighten the metal, but you'll never get the dents and folds completely out.