Where to get large size aluminium or steel mesh??

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  1. McRutch

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    might seem like a silly question..

    but i got a dirt cheap cabinet off ebay (42RU), which im trying to convert the door from glass to mesh...

    i've found this which is sort of what i'm after

    www.modright.com/products/11286/mes...luminum_Mesh_Panel_-_Black.html?tl=g55c7s1247

    but i need it in a much bigger size..

    approx 500x2000

    can this be purchased somewhere?

    or should i just order 4 sheets of 500x500 and butt them together and have it look like balls... :upset:

    edit:

    i just realised this should probably be in the where to buy forum :eek:

    my first thought was just ask the modders...
     
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  2. Azuras

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    find someone who makes security doors, buy a sheet to size. win
     
  3. Butcher9_9

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    depends on where you are.

    There are loads on places that sell mesh cut to size ie: http://www.metalmesh.com.au/ in Perth. They are a bit pricey though, even small off cuts cost $10 (in stainless steel that is).
     
  4. BLOODSUGAR

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    If your in Perth
    I work for a company called Acorn metal products

    we do repetitive Sheet metal and so on..

    you could allways shoot them an email with a drawing of what you would like and ask for a price..
    we can do anything from brushed stainless (if you dont want it painted) to the aluminium...but if you want it powder coated i dont think it really matters what type you go with..

    which we also do powder coating
     
  5. TERRA Operative

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    What about that amplimesh stuff, the 'intruder resistant' screen they use in the security screen doors?
    It's not mesh as such, more woven like flyscreen (but super heavy duty) but it'll give a decent effect.
     
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    was hoping for something a bit more on the solid side so i can maybe screw some fans onto it somewhere in the future.. :confused:
     
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    Given its for security screens, that stuff should be strong enough
     
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    ig u go to a window making place thay will be able to get u the stainless steel shark mesh in any size u want ( that is what i would be using for the door as it strong and wont rust over time

    ps the shark mesh u whave to use a grinder to cut and it dosent fold with out being forced to ( small cut along the join and hammer it to shape )
     
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  9. Mr Blue

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    That's a pretty good idea, because the last thing you want in your rack/cabinet is sharks chewing on your network cables... the stainless steel might also explain why sharks have suddenly developed a penchant for wearing laser adornments.

    Do places like Capral sell perforated aluminum sheet?
     
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    that is the branding on the product that i get from the glass shop ( it is branded as shark mesh )
     
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    Yep, I know mate... no problem was just inserting a "sharks with friken' lasers' joke in there.

    As for the OP, what about expanded mesh like that used in auto grills? More rigid than woven steel meshes and pretty cheap, you can find the stuff everywhere... Bunnings probably stock the stuff, most auto places sell it in smaller precut sheets (28cm X 120 cm) though they might stock larger sheets, most aluminium places sell it pretty cheap too... google "Expanded Aluminum... and your area".
     
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    thanks for all the suggestions, I've sent off a few inquiries to some companies near where i live and will just wait and see if any of them can do it for a decent price :thumbup:
     
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    The stuff you get at Autobarn etc is really(!) weak and no where near as strong as the woven security mesh, by a long shot.

    Bend the aluminium stuff three or four times and it snaps, the woven security stuff can't be kicked or cut through without power tools.
     
  15. Mr Blue

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    That's probably because RiceBarn/Supercrap are selling powder coated gutter mesh :(
     
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    HI McRutch,

    You can also try Highett Metal.
     
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    7 years later you'd hope he's already got some :)

    he never did update the thread though...
     

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