Sourcing zinc strips

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Marama T
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Sourcing zinc strips

Post by Marama T » 20 Aug 2019, 11:30

It seems such a simple task. I can't find zinc strips at any of the usual chemical supply places or hardware stores. Does anyone have advice for me?

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Labbie
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Re: Sourcing zinc strips

Post by Labbie » 20 Aug 2019, 11:50

try wire cutters, how big do you need your strips?
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Whspa
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Re: Sourcing zinc strips

Post by Whspa » 20 Aug 2019, 11:57

WESTLAB sells: Zinc Sheet Strip (Code: ZT006-40G) 0.1mm thick at $26/1.
I'm not sure if it comes as strips or sheet, but you can use tin snips to cut into strips, if necessary.
I'm sure the other suppliers sell the sheets as well.

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Re: Sourcing zinc strips

Post by Marama T » 20 Aug 2019, 12:12

I can't find sheets to cut up Labbie. Thanks for the tip Whspa. It's not popping up on their site, even when I put the code in. I'll call them.

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Re: Sourcing zinc strips

Post by Marama T » 20 Aug 2019, 12:15

I needed to be signed in to my account to access the chemicals! Hahahaha. Thanks for the help.

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Re: Sourcing zinc strips

Post by Merilyn1 » 20 Aug 2019, 12:41

Just be careful when cutting - it is really, really sharp (as any of the metal sheets).

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Re: Sourcing zinc strips

Post by Marama T » 21 Aug 2019, 08:32

Thanks, Merilyn. I'm going to ask TAS to cut it up for me.

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Re: Sourcing zinc strips

Post by Prima » 21 Aug 2019, 10:25

Merilyn1 wrote:
20 Aug 2019, 12:41
Just be careful when cutting - it is really, really sharp (as any of the metal sheets).
Yep, learnt that the hard way!

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Re: Sourcing zinc strips

Post by Merilyn1 » 21 Aug 2019, 10:27

How do you think I knew!!

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