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Stainles Steel?

Postby dhazard » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:24 pm

Help! Has anyone found a supplier for 60”X120” Polished Stainless Steel Sheets?
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Postby sdtripper2 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:12 pm

Here are some websites for starters:

Stainless Steel Sheets Polished

Metal Supermarkets
http://tinyurl.com/ydtqye

Instant Metals Co., Inc.
http://tinyurl.com/yhwobv

Factory Steel & metal supply

http://tinyurl.com/yl8awc
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Postby dhazard » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:41 pm

Thanks I had found Metal Supermarkets and instant Metals, waiting for a quote. Will try the one for Factory Steel.
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Postby Ron » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:43 pm

When you get your quotes Please post them, I would really like to know the cost of these also. Thanks.


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Postby dhazard » Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:27 pm

I will post them, just make sure you are sitting down…
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Postby Gaston » Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:54 pm

My son was all hot to build a teardrop with stainless until I ask him WHY??
he said it would look cool, then we discussed what it would really be....

1 Heavy,stainless is heavy stuff even in thinner gages it out weighs aluminum
by a bunch
2 a real bitch to keep looking "nice," try keeping a stainless appliance looking good and streak free,
3 expensive ,have you priced this stuff?? hard to get
4 much harder to work than aluminum, thinner gages are like razor blades to handle
5 from more than 10 feet away it looks like aluminum
6 it will last almost forever, that is long after the underlying teardrop has rotted to dust
well you get the ideal :( :(
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Postby Claw » Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:47 pm

http://www.metalexpress.net/cgi-bin/ind ... 802ae036ef

MetalExpress is where I bought my frame material. I have one about three blocks from work but the site will quote for the material you discribe.

Example: stainless 60" X120" 24 gage .024 Cost $226.01 and weighs #50.4
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Postby dhazard » Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:40 pm

Thanks for the Link Jim. Will keep that one bookmarked. I am trying to find it in polished… Received a call from Metal Supermarkets today they currently don’t have a source for polished but are looking. :?

Gaston. On your list,
1 Yes it is heavy, but it is much more durable and scratch resistant.
2 Stainless is easier to keep looking good when exposed to salt air than Aluminum.
3 Yes it is pricey, but I will only skin it once and I haven’t cheaped out yet.
4 Yes it is sharp, but it doesn’t kink and ripple as easy as Al.
5 I think it looks much brighter year after year than Aluminum without polishing.
6 This trailer was built to outlast me...


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Postby Sonetpro » Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:58 pm

DHAZARD wrote:Thanks for the Link Jim. Will keep that one bookmarked. I am trying to find it in polished… Received a call from Metal Supermarkets today they currently don’t have a source for polished but are looking. :?

Gaston. On your list,
1 Yes it is heavy, but it is much more durable and scratch resistant.
2 Stainless is easier to keep looking good when exposed to salt air than Aluminum.
3 Yes it is pricey, but I will only skin it once and I haven’t cheaped out yet.
4 Yes it is sharp, but it doesn’t kink and ripple as easy as Al.
5 I think it looks much brighter year after year than Aluminum without polishing.
6 This trailer was built to outlast me...


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Those are the same reasons I used clear anodized alum. Not as shiney though.
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Postby dhazard » Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:27 pm

Hi Steve, I might go with anodized if I can’t find the Stainless. How wide is your Tear? And can you post the info on the aluminum that you used? Thanks, Dan
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Postby Sonetpro » Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:11 am

My tear is 63" I used 60 wide aluminum with 2" trim on both sides.
I got my alum from http://www.saf.com/ shipping was free. I had to order .063 to get 60 wide. They will anosize it in different colors.
Salt spray is not a problem.

Polished stainless would look fantastic if you can find it. I looked and could only find brushed.
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Postby ALAN GEDDES » Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:52 am

Also be awarw that there are different grades of stainless. Some are more rust resistant than others.
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Postby emiller » Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:01 am

I have a friend with stainless on his top and every dent shows up, plus the people that get blinded by that mirror finish.
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Postby Tripmaker » Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:41 am

Claw wrote:http://www.metalexpress.net/cgi-bin/index.pl?mod=core&ac=acHome&sid=438bc3f42a600ecdf2ee77802ae036ef

MetalExpress is where I bought my frame material. I have one about three blocks from work but the site will quote for the material you discribe.

Example: stainless 60" X120" 24 gage .024 Cost $226.01 and weighs #50.4


For comparison I bought my 5 x 10' AL for $75.00. Painted red on one side and clear coated on the mill finish side.
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Postby Ron » Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:55 am

Tripmaker,

Where did you get your Red painted aluminum from?


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