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Anyone know where to find large sheets of Aluminum cheap?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by sickquad, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. sickquad

    sickquad 1/2 ton status

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    I'm looking for a large sheet of aluminum 1/16" thick. Around 5' x 12'. Anyone know where to find something like this for real cheap?

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    those 2 dont go to gether.
     
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    You could try a sign shop. We use aluminum alot. We always have 4'x8' sheets in stock, but we can get 5'x12'. Our cost is usually around $1-1.50/sf, but you gotta figure they're gonna have to mark it up. Plus a single sheet is going to cost more than what it would in a bulk order.
     
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    Sign shop is a good idea. Aluminum is so expensive these days. Same with stainless, some 400 series SS has tripled in price.

    A sign shop is a good idea. A friend of mine works in a sheet metal shop but his union just caught major **** for the big dig so we can't even buy a sheat from them.
     
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    i know a fella that works at lowes. he said they can special order large sheets of aluminum. smooth and diamond plate. it's not cheap though.
     
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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    I know where you can get large sheets for free.





    Take all those empty beer cans you have laying around and melt them down. :D


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    How bout the sides off an old semi trailer? Most of them are aluminum.
     
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    rip the sides off of an old rv. extended a camper that way.
     
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    Amazing. Cheap material on ebay. Searched for Aluminum plate/sheet and it's real cheap. Not what I wanted, but good to know.
     
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    to bad you didn't live closer to me in MICHIGAN. my brother works a plant that makes everthing from refrigerater doors to car parts. he hooked my dad up with free 4x10' sheets of aluminum. so i could get e'm real cheap. they have all sizes cuz of the different things they make.
     
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    yep!

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